Sermon February 18, 2018 Lent I, “Even now—that most unbelievable belief”, John 11 vs. 1-44

If you want to know who Jesus is then all you have to do is turn to the gospel according to John and read one of the miracle stories. Lazarus being raised from the dead is one of the best known which is itself a miracle as it is only found in the gospel according […]

Read More..

Sermon, February 11th, 2018, “On not being a Romanov”, John 9 vs. 1-41

There was an interesting report released by researchers in the United Kingdom this past week. They were attempting to analyze the impact of phrases such as “fake news” and truly fake or inaccurate news on the general public.  They discovered that for the most part such inaccurate news does not affect the population except for […]

Read More..

Sermon Sunday February 4th, 2018  John 4 vs. 1-32  “A tired man without a bucket”

I returned home Thursday evening after spending 8 days in the United States attending two different continuing education events.  The first was in St Paul, Minnesota and the second in Deland, Florida which is about half an hour north and east of Orlando.  The first was dedicated to the topic of science and faith—two subjects […]

Read More..

Sermon, December 24th, 2017 morning service “A Centre of Caring” John 1 vs. 1-18

Is that not a beautiful thought: “In the beginning…in the beginning was the Word…and the Word was made flesh…”.  In marking the birth of the Messiah the writer of the gospel according to John reaches right back to the beginning of the cosmos, the beginning of time, the beginning of life.  All that has been […]

Read More..

Sermon, December 17, 2017 “Spiritually Thirsty” Isaiah 55 vs. 1-13

My youngest two granddaughters are both in children’s little theatre productions. We travelled to Alliston one Friday night recently to take in their latest play.  Of course they were the two stars of the evening—at least in our eyes!  We have developed a post-theatre routine of going out to the Boston Pizza restaurant for dinner.  […]

Read More..

Sermon, Advent II, December 10, 2017 “If bones can live, why not hope” Ezekiel 37 vs. 1-14

We live in a troubled and worrisome time. In many countries, our own included, citizens are strongly divided on critical issues.  The challenge for leadership in times such as ours is to work to build bridges of consensus, to speak of the higher values that unite communities and nations, and to speak with a calm […]

Read More..