Designed to Offend

Designed to Offend

Designed to Offend Deisgned to Offend Our passages today focus on reconciliation, the hard work of forgiveness. It might not look that way at first glance, as the passages have more finger pointing in them than words of forgiveness.  However, if you dig deeper you...
Practicing Forgiveness

Practicing Forgiveness

Practicing Forgiveness Practicing Forgiveness Today we continue our look at Matthew 18 and the subject of forgiveness. Peter asks Jesus how many times we must forgive and some of us make not like the answer! Jesus replies 77 times! If you’ve ever been wronged in...

Why Do We Forgive?

Why Do We Forgive? Why Do We Forgive? Our passages today focus on reconciliation, the hard work of forgiveness. It might not look that way at first glance, as the passages have more finger pointing in them than words of forgiveness.  However, if you dig deeper you...
Contemplative by Catastrophe

Contemplative by Catastrophe

Contemplative by Catastrophe It is with great delight that I introduce the Rev. Dr. Kristine O’Brien. Kristine serves as the Director at Crieff Hills – Retreat & Conference Centre, which is a ministry of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Crieff Hills...

Who Do You Say that I Am?

Who Do You Say that I Am? Who Do You Say that I Am? Where things happen in scripture is often as important as what happens or what is said. Today we are presented with a well known passage from Matthew’s gospel. We know and remember this passage as it is where...
What Concerns God

What Concerns God

What Concerns God What Concerns God Our passage from Matthew’s gospel covers a few topics and at first glance does not appear to related. However, when we dig a little deeper we find that there is a connection and it tells us something rather profound, yet...

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