Six Ways to be the Church

I would like to have a conversation with you. I hope that’s alright. I would encourage you to respond as you feel led during this conversation. Answer for yourself, don’t worry about trying to answer with a collective voice. Ok, let’s see how this goes. ‘Good...

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What to Wear

Recently a few of us from St. Andrew’s attended a celebration event hosted by UCB Radio, the local Christian radio station in Cobourg. The night was designed to highlight how UCB Radio operates as a mission spreading the good news of Jesus Christ. There was music,...

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Rebellion, In the Name of Love

You have all heard the expression the straw that broke the camel’s back? Well, our gospel lesson from Matthew this morning is that proverbial straw. Jesus has entered into Jerusalem, he hast brought his ministry from the towns into the heart of Israel. He has cleared...

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In Whose Name

It was a high stakes take down. The lights and sirens were blaring, parked in such a way as to block in an offending car. The police approached the vehicle cautiously unsure of what might happen next. Fortunately, the suspect surrendered without a fight. Back at the...

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Two World Visions

My kids like to eat cereal for breakfast. No real surprise there and as far as they are concerned the more sugar the better. However, they like to eat their cereal dry with a glass of milk on the side. Now my boys are a little competitive and nothing makes me chuckle...

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The Discipleship of Forgiveness

As some of you know before I attended Knox College I worked as a financial advisor for one of the banks. One day while working I had a woman in her late sixties come in to see me. It was the first time I had met her and she looked nervous. In her hands she was holding...

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Forgiveness, Grace and Reconciliation

You might find this hard to believe, but every once in a while my kids fight. It usually surrounds a toy and usually ends up with one or both of them in tears. Eventually one of them comes up to me or Kate and says, “Ethan hit me” or “Logan won’t share his toy.” The...

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Who Am I?

I don’t know about you, but I am not a fan of waiting. I’m sure there is a virtue to be found in patience, but I haven’t discovered it yet. Waiting can be painful, it can be agonizing. I have taken a few flights and I think waiting for the boarding call is one of the...

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What is God Doing in Your Life?

If you travel to China or North Korea and try to speak to people about Jesus, to tell them who he is you could be arrested. Religion is officially outlawed. To speak about Jesus Christ is subversive, the good news found in the gospels undermine and threaten the...

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Great Faith

I ask my kids to wash their hands a lot. They are always playing outside in the dirt. I can never be sure what new specimen of bug they will have discovered or what particularly dirty pile of mud they might decide to play in. So I ask them to wash their hands....

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St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Cobourg is part of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. The congregation was established in 1833 and continues to serve the community.

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