Murder, Divorce, Adultery, and a New Ethic

This sermon was prepared for the community of Wesley United for their Sunday morning service on February 12th, 2017. The Lectionary readings for the day were Deuteronomy 30:15–20, Psalm 119:1–8
1, Corinthians 3:1–9, and Matthew 5:21–37 (Epiphany 6). When seminarians dream of their first pulpit supply, this is not the passage they think of.  Murder.  Divorce.  Adultery. Continue reading “Murder, Divorce, Adultery, and a New Ethic”

Have we lost our saltiness?

This sermon was prepared for Chapel at the United Theological College / La Seminaire Unie for February 1st, 2017 (based on the following Sunday’s lectionary, Epiphany 5). This was the Wednesday following the shooting at le Centre Culturel Islamique du Québec on January 29th, 2017, in Québec. I had another sermon prepared, that is, untilContinue reading “Have we lost our saltiness?”

First Week of Lent // #RethinkLent #RethinkChurch

The other day I shared with you some reflections on Lent. Though I discussed some of the ideas around the season, which are highlighted in the Book of Alternative Services prayer, we didn’t discuss many options for Lenten commitments. Now, this morning (Ash Wednesday), around 8am, I received a text message: What should I give upContinue reading “First Week of Lent // #RethinkLent #RethinkChurch”