Be Still

Text: Psalm 46 Bill had approached me about doing something more specific with in Flanders Fields for today’s service. I hope that his background on John McCrae’s most-famous poem. It has achieved a near-mythic status within our Canadian culture. The reading of this is one of the earliest memories that I have of Remembrance Day […]

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Truth, Freedom, and Reformation

Text: John 8:31-36 I have been finding through Evolution of the Bible seminar that we have been doing that those who come really appreciate the story of how the Bible came together… as well as where each book finds itself located in history. This is more than just a “when was it written” kind of […]

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What Belongs to God

 Text: Matthew 22:15-22 Right. So it’s been almost a week since Alberta’s civic election. As acrimonious as the campaign seemed to get, I really do take is as a point of encouragement that voter engagement in a city-wide election was much higher than in previous years at 58%. Unfortunately, because voter turnout is traditionally low […]

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Giving Thanks its Due

Texts: Joel 2:21-27; Luke 17:11-19 Thanksgiving is one of those holidays in the national calendar that spills over into church life, rather than the other way around. Similar to Mother’s Day, it’s a holiday that the government declared, and churches as a whole happily adopted. Neither of them really have any historical basis as far […]

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What’s Fair?

Text: Matthew 20:1-16 (with Reference to Jonah 3:10-4:11) A professor of mine once warned our class to “beware of a Jesus completely congenial to you.” In other words, if our experience of Jesus, or our understanding of God completely fits within our worldview, and never presents a challenge, then we may be in danger of […]

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