Tears for Pittsburg

By now funeral services have been held, the dead buried, vigils and memorials held. The brutal anti-Semitic attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburg is a stark reminder that anger, hatred, and violence is not something that is far away. One man’s actions have now left 11 people...

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The Context of Romans 13

This past week, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions used a passage from the Bible in such a feckless way that it has had myself, and a lot of the population of North America fuming. In response to the growing outcry over the separation of families who arriving at the southern...

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Collaborative Mission and Capital Planning Project

Dear Friends in Christ, The Board of St. Matthew’s has recently embarked upon a Collaborative Mission and Capital Planning Project in connection with St. Andrew’s Regional Ministries. This process will be an extensive exploration of our mission in our community, as well as an extensive examination of our physical assets,...

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A Prayer for Toronto

It has been barely 24 hours since the awful events in Toronto that has left ten dead and fifteen injured. This senseless attack seems even more so, in that there is no political motivation behind it. For weeks and years to come, we will be asking why a 25-year old...

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