What’s Your F Word: Friction

Despite the fact that I was appointed to this pastoral charge as your Interim Minister after some conflict, NOBODY wanted to share a faith story about friction!  Is it because conflict is such a taboo subject in the church that we think that ‘good Christians’ don’t have conflict? Our reading from Matthew this week…

Who Wants to Get Stoned?

  People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. A rolling stone gathers no moss. The only difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is the way you use them. There is no end to quotes about stones. How many of you were scratching your head at the sign this week? Gary was a bit skeptical when I told…

The Riparian Zone

We have it all here in Nova Scotia… oceans and sand… farmland and forests… rolling hills and rivers… each beautiful in their own way… We live in a beautiful part of the world… so beautiful that it can be easy to ignore climate change and environmental degradation. But the last few years has made even…

What Kind of Church… Community… World…

I wrote about 3 sermons in my head this week. A week in which every time I turned around there seemed to be another thing that made my heart ache… earthquakes in Ecuador and Japan… flooding in Texas… another 500 Syrian refugees die trying to escape their war torn country… a number of violent deaths…

I Was There That Day!

The first part of this was done as a monologue as one of the many unnamed women in the Bible. Have you ever been caught up in the midst of a crowd… one that you are not sure what is going on immediately? It is somehow both exciting and a little scary. I was there that day……

Lenten Photo-A-Day: Gather

Today is the first day in the season of Lent, a time of repentance, reflection and renewal. This year I am following the Lenten Photo A Day practice or discipline from RethinkChurch as a way of entering into Lent more fully. Today I gathered some of the things that I will need for the Ash…