March 11, 2018: The Prefect and the King

March 13, 2018

Reflection: The Prefect and the King (John 18:28-40) March 11, 2018 “In the year 26 AD the Roman emperor Tiberius appointed Pilate the praefectus or governor over Judea. He ruled with an iron fist over every aspect of the province—the … Continue reading

March 4, 2018: Reflection: Truth and Dare

March 6, 2018

Reflection: Truth and Dare March 4, 2018 I was writing this sermon when the fall-out from the acquittal of Gerald Stanley was near the top of the newsfeed on many webpages – quickly to be supplanted, sadly, by the shooting … Continue reading

Feb 4: A Friend in Christ

February 8, 2018

Reflection: A Friend in Christ February 4, 2018 John 4:1-42 Some years ago I was doing a sermon series for Lent on Spiritual Practices, when this story came up. It struck me that what I found in this passage then … Continue reading

January 28: Riddles in the Dark

January 31, 2018

Reflection One: Riddles in the Dark January 28/18 I “borrowed” the title of this reflection from a chapter in JRR Tolkien’s book “The Hobbit”. Young Frodo Baggins finds himself separated from his fellow adventurers and alone in a network of … Continue reading

January 21, 2018: The Messiah, the Market and the Sanctuary

January 24, 2018

Reflection: The Messiah, the Market, and the Sanctuary January 21, 2018 Psalm 69:9-12; John 2:13-25 A few years back, we had a conversation at Council about the appropriateness of selling items as part of our church`s ministry. This comes up … Continue reading

January 14: Cheaper Wiskey, Better Wine

January 16, 2018

Reflection: Cheaper Whiskey, Better Wine January 14, 2018 In the name of Jesus Christ, whose grace is free and overflows abundantly. Amen. There’ s an old hotel on the east side of the railroad tracks in Medicine Hat. It’s in … Continue reading

January 7, 2018: Going viral

January 5, 2018

Gordon United Church Sermon January 7, 2018 Reflection: Going Viral January 7, 2018 John 1:35-51 I wonder how many of you remember Faberge Organic Shampoo Commercial with Heather Locklear from the 80s that went: “You’ll tell two friends, and they’ll … Continue reading