Last week I wrote about ways we can prepare ourselves for the impending loneliness of the winter months. Novel coronavirus has caused us to rethink how we live, how we can achieve a balanced and healthy life. This week I want to talk about ways we can do that in our spiritual lives.
This sermon was prepared for Wesley United’s Sunday service on February 25, 2018 (Year B Lent 2, Mark 8:31-38). Immediately preceding the Gospel text we read today, we see Jesus challenging his students, asking “Who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter seems to get it right when he replies… “You are the Messiah.”Continue reading “Rocks Can Be Hard of Hearing”
This sermon was prepared for the Wesley United Church, Montréal, for Sunday, October 29th, 2017. The scripture reading it is based on is 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 (Year A, Proper 25). Continuing our conversation on 1 Thessalonians from last week, we read of Paul, Silvanus and Timothy’s care for this early community. As disciplers, we see themContinue reading “The Reformation, Gospel, and Good Works”