Call, Conversion, Community

I sat in my study at home yesterday and pictured myself as a parishioner, not necessarily at Stairs, and pondered what I might need to hear on a Sunday morning. As a preacher, I am conscious that most weeks, there are a variety of needs and desires on a Sunday morning, depending on circumstances, personality…

Rooted in Relationship

We have been listening and discerning for two years now… wondering what kind of future God is calling us into. Are we confident enough to trust God and let God lead us? Will we trust in our relationship with God and one another?

Naked and Afraid

  Do you have any idea how hard it is to find a Biblical image when you google ‘naked and afraid?’ And I know that some of you shook your heads if you say the sign before it was changed to highlight Marita’s funeral. But naked and afraid is Biblical! It’s not often that I…

Give Up My Day Job?

Our scriptures are full of stories of God and Jesus calling people. Last week you heard part of my call story. This week we have two call stories: The story of Jonah and his reluctant response to God’s call. And also the story of Jesus calling Andrew and Simon, James and John. When I read these stories, I am…