Will we recognize Jesus?
What does this story have to say about being a congregation that focuses on faith, love and community?
I was there that day. That day in the synagogue when Jesus came to preach for the first time. Oh my, we were so excited and proud! Mary and Joseph’s son! The gathered community was eager to hear what he might have to tell us.
With the events south of the border, we might be tempted to be complacent about Canadian society. But when we venture out of our mostly white, middle class bubbles, we find all kinds of isms. Our baptism challenges us to live differently and we can start in our own neighbourhoods!
Words I never expected to be use in ministry!
We have no idea if Joseph felt the kind of romantic love for Mary that we associate with marriage. What we do know is that he demonstrated love in his care for her after overcoming his fears.
What is lighting the space between you and others?
Do you know what I love about you folks? You are very cooperative! Almost any time I ask someone if they will do something, they say yes! Not always, but usually. Last week, I approached 4 people about the possibility of us having a student from the Atlantic School of Theology in January, two said…
Anyone else a Star Trek fan? I was captivated by the series as a child, but the only time I could see it was when we visited my grandparents in southern Manitoba. They lived close to the US border and so picked up more than CBC! I remember a number of years ago watching a…
How many of you recognize the name Corrie Ten Boom? For those of you who don’t, she was a Dutch woman, a Christian, who helped hide Jews in the family home during the war, but was eventually caught and imprisoned by the Nazis, along with most the rest of her family including her older sister…
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