An unusual king and an “otherworldly” kingdom

This sermon was prepared for Wesley United Montreal’s Sunday Service for November 25, 2018 (Proper 29, based on John 18:33-37). Jesus was brought before Pilate, and Pilate asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?”[i] And Jesus replied: […] No, I am a CEO. My company is vast and I have amassed great wealth.Continue reading “An unusual king and an “otherworldly” kingdom”

Jesus, a good Jewish boy

Prepared for Wesley United, Montreal Sunday Service of November 4, 2018 (based on Mark 12:28-34 for Proper 26). For the past three weeks we’ve read consecutive sections of Mark’s Gospel, we saw how three sets of men approached Jesus to ask him a question. These texts are so wonderfully crafted; we can miss so much withContinue reading “Jesus, a good Jewish boy”

Stories of hope and expectancy

Prepared for Wesley United Church’s Sunday Service of Oct. 28, 2018 (Year B, Proper 23, Mark 10:46-52). Imagine a man, sitting on the side of a busy dirt road, people coming and going. Then, a large crowd begins to pass by. Can he hear the crowd talking? Or, does someone lean down and whisper inContinue reading “Stories of hope and expectancy”