Jesus Wept, Jesus Weeps

You know how when you buy a particular model of car, suddenly that’s all you see on the road? There are not really any more of them, it’s just that your eyes are attuned to them. I have been experiencing something similar with our focus on First Nations issues this Lent. I don’t know if there are…

Water Is Life

A number of years ago, I was playing in a ball tournament in New Minas, it was the hottest weekend of the year, blazing sun, there’s a distinct lack of trees on a ball field. There was some humidity and of course, we are all sweating. We were sponsored by Pepsi, so there was LOTS…

Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

I created a video of images, both old and current of First Nations people and played it before I started to preach. Some of those are pretty powerful images given what we know about our history with First Nations people. They cast light on history that we probably would rather not know. And yet, we…

Are We Waiting For a Miracle?

Today we hear two miracle stories, both of them with water. One in which Elijah parts the waters and so he and Elisha can cross the river Jordan. And of course, the story of Jesus changing water into wine, the first miracle story in the gospel of John. I have a friend who likes to say that…