Halloween, a holy time we explore our humanity

Halloween is one of my favourite times of year. Not just because of the costumes and candy but because it is a holy time when we explore our deepest desires and fears. It is also a time I remember my mom, who passed away when I was a teenager. What does Halloween mean to you?

The husk that brings new life

This sermon was prepared for St. John’s United’s Sunday service, live-streamed on April 5, 2020. Based on John 12:12-36 for Palm Sunday, Year A. “I tell you the truth: unless a grain of wheat is planted in the ground and dies, it remains a solitary seed. But when it is planted, it produces in deathContinue reading “The husk that brings new life”

Silly virgins, late grooms, and the end of time as we know it

This sermon was prepared for the United Theological College’s Wednesday Worship, November 8, 2018 (using the coming Sunday’s readings for Year A, Proper 27, Matthew 25:1-13) Ten young women. I imagine them walking arm in arm—chatting—teasing one another—on their way to meet the bridegroom. They all go prepared: bringing lamps (in case it gets dark).Continue reading “Silly virgins, late grooms, and the end of time as we know it”