Good News for Who?

Sermon prepared for Wesley United Church Montreal’s Sunday Service of Jan. 27, 2019 based on the Gospel (Luke 4:14-21) and Epistle (1 Cor. 12:12-31) for Year C Epiphany 3. With the up-coming by-election in the riding of Outremont, I have been watching as colourful party signs appear on lampposts and balconies around my neighbourhood. I’veContinue reading “Good News for Who?”

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”

Not What We Signed Up For

This sermon was prepared for Wesley United’s Sunday service on October 21, 2018. Year B, Proper 22, Mark 10:35-45. James and his brother John, some of the first disciples Jesus called, came to their teacher and said: “Teacher, we want you to do something for us.”[i] Jesus, knowing better than to blindly agree with a precociousContinue reading “Not What We Signed Up For”