Breaking the fourth wall, a call story

This season we’ve been exploring stories of call. Calls that were unexpected—like Samuel hearing an unfamiliar voice in the dark. Calls that challenged our old identities and sense of security with new dreams—like Simon Peter or Elsa of Arendelle. Calls that might have surprised those around us, but not the God who created us—like Mary of Magdala.

Each to Their Own—Our Special Edition Gospels

Prepared for the Ecumenical University Chaplaincy’s Cathedral@6 (cathédrale18h de l’Aumônerie œcuménique universitaire) Sunday evening service on March 3, 2019 (Year C Transfiguration Sunday, based on Luke 9:28-36), preached in French and English. Pendant la majeure partie de mon enfance, mon père avait une merveilleuse moustache.  On était iconique. Mais, après quelques années, il a raséContinue reading “Each to Their Own—Our Special Edition Gospels”

We, of little faith

This sermon was prepared for the Trinity United Church, Montréal’s for Sunday, October 15th, 2017. The scripture reading it is based on is Exodus 32:1-14, Psalm 106:1-6,19-23 (Year A, Proper 23). This Exodus story always reminds me of Peter, who, on seeing Jesus walking on water jumps out of the boat, rushing towards him. ButContinue reading “We, of little faith”