Light in the Darkness

This sermon was prepared for the Wesley United community for Sunday, March 26th, 2017, on Lent 4. Spring, in so many ways, is the waking up of life. And, even though it doesn’t feel like spring just yet—we’re seeing timid animals making their appearances, and hear that even the bears have started to wake up.Continue reading “Light in the Darkness”

Murder, Divorce, Adultery, and a New Ethic

This sermon was prepared for the community of Wesley United for their Sunday morning service on February 12th, 2017. The Lectionary readings for the day were Deuteronomy 30:15–20, Psalm 119:1–8
1, Corinthians 3:1–9, and Matthew 5:21–37 (Epiphany 6). When seminarians dream of their first pulpit supply, this is not the passage they think of.  Murder.  Divorce.  Adultery. Continue reading “Murder, Divorce, Adultery, and a New Ethic”

Have we lost our saltiness?

This sermon was prepared for Chapel at the United Theological College / La Seminaire Unie for February 1st, 2017 (based on the following Sunday’s lectionary, Epiphany 5). This was the Wednesday following the shooting at le Centre Culturel Islamique du Québec on January 29th, 2017, in Québec. I had another sermon prepared, that is, untilContinue reading “Have we lost our saltiness?”