Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Hope

This past Sunday was the first Sunday of Advent.  For the past fifteen years, it’s been a busy yet fulfilling day brimming with activity,...

Journey of the Magi

One of our favorite additions to the church's service for Epiphany is a staged reading of T.S. Eliot's classic poem for Christmas, "Journey of...

Peace on Earth

The Christmas Truce of 1914 during World War I reflected the real peace that Jesus brought at Christmas when God chose to be present...

The Stars Are Brightly Falling

Isaiah 40:1-5 and Mark 13.24-37 Originally Composed for Hope Sunday, November 27, 2011. Revised for Advent (General) December 2020. Inspired by Paul Simon's song, "Getting Ready...

Dense

Ah, the colors of fall. Orange, red, gold, russet, and … pink. Yep. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and, if you have...

Heritage of Hate

The intense national debate over the removal of Confederate monuments often boils down to questions of intent and affect. What was the original intent...

The Legacy of September 11th

All of us who lived through September 11, 2001, remember precisely where we were and what we were doing when news of the terrorist...

Declaring Our Independence

The two nations on the North American continent that celebrate independence from Great Britain do so three days apart each year.  Here in Toronto, this...

Gray

May 31, 2020 Last night Some of my city burned This morning after surveying The remains I decided to finish painting My dining room table: blue And the chairs Confederate gray Irony not...

Listen to the Groans

Text: Romans 8:22-27 Some months ago, a friend referred me to an article in the July/August 2020 edition of Faith Today entitled “Listen to...

Ministry Garden Part 2: How to Establish and Maintain Church Ministries

My vernal detector is still set on “Virginia” and, despite four years in Canada, when the calendar flips to April, I am ready for...

Show Me the Way

As I went down to the river to pray / studyin’ about that good ol’ way                ...

Dolly and W.C.

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My daughter tells me The new mirror in my room Could be like the one found In her favorite story Revealing the deepest desires I settle my worn pink...

Hope

This past Sunday was the first Sunday of Advent.  For the past fifteen years, it’s been a busy yet fulfilling day brimming with activity,...

October

October 29, 2021 I think I may quit the church Of trying to change the world now Sit alone on my porch Wrapped in a sweater With my coffee...

Dense

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Utopia

On a recent Sunday afternoon trip, Kristen and I visited the village of Rugby, Tennessee, a 19th century experiment in egalitarian society founded by...

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