July 10, 2011
Psalm 65:[1-8] 9-13
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
We are reading from Paul's letter to the Romans these days. Last week we heard the famous passage in which Paul laments that he does not do the things he desires to do and that he knows to be good, but the things...Read More
3 July 2011
Did you hear on the radio that Prince William and Kate were to host a BBQ last night (at the GG's in Ottawa) which they intended to share with couples married on the same day as they were married, only 50, 60, or 70 years before...Read More
June 26, 2011
Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18
I am not certain what I was thinking, but I had been mildly hopeful that this time there would be no riots in Vancouver. It looked to me as if the police had done everything right (short of not having enough officers). Yet why exactly I...Read More
19 June 2011
2 Corinthians 13:11-13
16-17Meanwhile, the eleven disciples were on their way to Galilee, headed for the mountain Jesus had set for their reunion. The moment they saw him they worshiped him. Some, though, held back, not sure about worship, about risking themselves totally.
18-20Jesus, undeterred, went right ahead and gave his...Read More
12 June 2011
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
There is a wonderful quote by John Templeton about the self-centredness of the notion of us finding God. He says, The idea that an individual can find God is terribly self-centered. It is like a wave thinking it can find the sea.
I like it because it...Read More
5 June 2011
Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35
1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11
I was shopping a while ago. The playoffs had already started. It may have been during the Vancouver-San Jose series and, as now, you saw Canucks merchandise everywhere. Making my way through the store I saw a person wear a T-Shirt that looked like...Read More
May 29, 2011
1 Peter 3:13-22
I grew up in a congregation that was both: liturgical and evangelistic. I am deeply grateful for both.
We celebrated communion every Sunday and I began to commune long before I was confirmed. I knew that Jesus was real, for he came to me every Sunday among...Read More
May 22, 2011
Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16
1 Peter 2:2-10
I really like this life.
I love flowers and blossoms, forests and meadows, mountains and the plain.
I love ocean and lakes, rivers and streams.
I love sunshine and rain, wind and snow.
I love music, and humour, and people's many talents that make our life richer and better.
Fourth Sunday of Easter
May 15, 2011
1 Peter 2:19-25
When my father died in 1999, he took great comfort in Psalm 23 and in Jesus as the Good Shepherd. "The Lord is my Shepherd", are the words inscribed on his headstone. After many years of wandering, my father had arrived....Read More