Newfoundland: Revisited!

Twenty years ago, I spent eight very long, very challenging, months in Newfoundland. Ever since then, every time someone commented about the friendliness of Newfoundlanders, I inwardly winced because of that experience. Despite one of my best friends from theological school being a ‘Newf,’ I found it difficult to reconcile what everyone told me about…

Turning Point

Do you know if you are an introvert or an extravert? The primary different between those two types of people is where they get their energy. Extraverts get energy from being around people and feel drained by themselves. Introverts feel drained by being around people for too long and recharge by being alone. It has…

Broken and Beautiful

The church is broken and beautiful. We are broken and beautiful. But like the leper, we can reach out to Jesus. And Jesus will touch us and heal us. We are treasured by God, broken and beautiful.

Preaching, Teaching, Healing

I came in from the back with a shawl draped around me. I was so excited when I heard that my son Jesus was coming home for a visit. I had missed him since he started traveling around the countryside. His brothers and sisters were excited as well… after all, they hadn’t travelled much further…

Demons and Healing and Jesus, Oh My!

  Have any of you ever been to a service at a synagogue? Attendance at one was part of one of my classes at the Atlantic School of Theology. It was a powerful and moving experience… Powerful and moving because I heard words from the Bible proclaimed from a pulpit in a different religion and…

Have You Come to Destroy Us?

  As I said earlier, today marks the beginning of the United Nations Interfaith Harmony Week. I am part of the Planning Team for the events and services in Halifax and I encourage you to check out one or more of them out. This afternoon is the multi-faith celebration at Mount St. Vincent University. And throughout the week,…