In Eastertide I miss the readings from the First Testament, but I also love the story of Acts and how many fascinating sections like todays we get to spend time with. Paul and Silas in jail, singing. Which is both inspiring and dangerous to the same system that incarcerated them. Here’s what I said: I […]
I love Baptism. I love the Baptismal Covenant. I have also come to love this little group of believers Paul encounters in our Acts reading. I think they have some wisdom for us in this long time without sacraments. I worked most closely with Acts 19. 1-7.
I was really taken by Paul’s tone in 1 Thessalonians. It really felt like a peek into a close and loving relationship. Then, during Bible Study this week, I started to wonder, what if this was were we based our evangelism. Or maybe it already was… I worked most closely with 1 Thessalonians 2.1-8.
I preached my way into the realization that one of my bedrock beliefs is that God honours our struggle. And I don’t know if I remembered to say that during this sermon, but I wanted to talk about some of the struggles we tend to forget existed in the times Scripture tells us about. You […]
Rules aren’t always my favourite. I can rankle against being told to just do a thing. (Understanding the reasoning why often helps this.) But community is one of my favourite things. Which means, as Jesus talks about, figuring out how to live with people who do things that I wouldn’t do. All this, plus some […]
St Paul can be a difficult theologian for me. His writings about women and leadership aside, I’ve often struggled when Paul veers into interpretations that have been harmfully used and contrary to historic understandings of Scripture. After this week, I think I need to trust Paul’s theological thinking more. I worked with Matthew 13.24-30 36-43, […]
Morsels & Stories: We had a brief conversation about what Lenten Disciplines people have adopted. Sermon: Paul lays out what it takes to be a Christian. And I ponder what it means to belong to our community given our tradition is rooted in immigration. The lessons can be found by clicking here [link]. I worked […]
Morsels & Stories: We talked about Church Wardens. Sermon: Paul lists gifts and Jesus turns water into wine, and all of that offers us challenge and promise as we prepare for our Annual Meeting. The lessons can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with 1 Cor 12:1-11 and John 2:1-11 Listen: