Sermon, June 17th, 2018 “It is always God’s mission” St Matthew 28 vs. 16-20

It was a beautiful June evening as I drove a few miles west of Calgary toward what would be my first pastoral charge. I had been ordained a month earlier and had been settled in two neighbouring pastoral charges, each half-time, and each in a different presbytery.  In those days those ordained were settled and […]

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Sermon, June 10th, 2018 “So be it, I am ready.” Luke 4 vs. 16-20 & John 1 vs. 43-51

How one enters Israel/Palestine often determines one’s experience of those two countries which share the same area known as the Holy Land. Most North Americans enter via a major airport and are usually part of an organized tour group.  Some of you may have had this experience.  It is a good and safe way to […]

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Sermon, June 3rd, 2018 “House of God (2)…St Paul’s Church, Nanjing, China Revelation 14 vs. 6-20

This Sunday I continue the series on “House of God”, reflections on some of the houses of God that I have experienced in my ministry which has taken me to over 60 countries throughout the world. Unlike last Sunday’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine in mid-town Manhattan, todays house of God was not my […]

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Sermon, May 27, 2018 “House of God 1 – St. John the Devine, NYC” Exodus 25 vs. 20-29

Today and the next three Sundays we will be following the general theme of “House of God”. I realized 10 days ago that I would prefer a change in the style of the sermon for a few Sundays and the Worship Committee has kindly indulged my interest in doing a four part series on where […]

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Sermon, May 20th, 2018 “Heavenly sounds filling the house” Acts 2 vs. 1-21 and Philippians 4 vs. 4-7

Hands up if you were out of bed by 4 a.m. yesterday to watch the wedding…no? How about 5 a.m.?  6 a.m.?  Were there any lazy bones that did not get up until 7 a.m.?  Apparently 100,000 people flooded the little town of Windsor and perhaps one billion people around the world tuned in their […]

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Sermon, May 13, 2018 “The Christ Hymn” Philippians 2 vs. 1-13

We are almost at Pentecost, that great birth-day of the Church. Our readings and reflections since Easter have helped to shape our thinking as we, and every generation of Christians before us right back to the first disciples, have had to ask ourselves what is the meaning of Christmas, Jesus life and teaching, and finally […]

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