Belly of the Beast

Belly of the Beast

The Book of Jonah is well known. It’s story is able to be told from memory. It is a story about a rebellious child of God. It is also a story about God’s expansive, relentless grace. A strong reminder that we are better off deconstructing our images and...
No Good Can Come From Nazareth

No Good Can Come From Nazareth

Can good come from small, insignificant places? This is the central question of our text from John’s gospel. The question is asked by Nathaniel, who shortly after asking would confess Jesus as, ‘rabbi, Son of God, King of Israel.’ Nathaniel would...
The Baptism of Jesus

The Baptism of Jesus

The baptism of Jesus is a cosmic, earth shattering affair. Remove all thoughts of cute babies held over a baptismal font and gently cascaded with water. Instead, envision a wild scene of water splashing, the sky being ripped open and God’s voice from the...
Christmas Eve 2017

Christmas Eve 2017

This Christmas Eve sermon finds its focus on Mary’s Song of Praise. Words she spoke while visiting with her cousin Elizabeth. These words speak to the promise she believed her child, the Son of God, would fulfill. They are powerful words that are very relevant...
The Rooster Crows

The Rooster Crows

Welcome to the first Sunday of Advent and the beginning of the church year. A time when we reflect on our journey of faith and prepare for the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Advent is a season of preparation as we journey towards a season of joy, peace,...
When Was It?

When Was It?

The Church year ends with Christ the King Sunday. Today we have a powerful passage from Matthew where Jesus establishes what is important of the Kingdom of God. The question ‘when was it?’ becomes a common refrain as we seek to understand God’s will...

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