Promise, Gratitude and Trust

The Gospel of Mark tells a story about Jesus and the disciples sitting by the Temple treasury one day, watching people bringing their donations. They watched some “rich people” donate large amounts, says Mark, although one has to wonder what or how one would qualify as “rich” in a country...

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Let’s talk politics for a minute

Our culture talks a lot about separating “Church” and “State”. But we also have elected officials who frequently make claims to be doing God’s work, and then lead us in a direction that looks anything but Christ-like. Let’s rewind 2,000 years. Jesus was a political activist. He also encouraged us...

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The devil didn’t make me do it

Ben Wilson and I record a podcast each week. It’s a twenty-five minute (more or less) discussion over coffee about faith, God, church, the world, usually connected to whatever the theme or scripture reading is in our church that week. It’s not meant to be an academic endeavour, a lecture...

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Why we created Halloween (oh, and “the Devil”)

All Hallows Eve, Trick-Or-Treating, and “the Devil”. What are they, and why did we make them up? I know what you’re thinking, “is this seriously a podcast of a Minister talking about Satan not being, real?”. Well, yes. Yes it is. And we talk about lots of other fascinating stuff,...

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Noah’s Ark Pt 2 – Robin develops a midrash

We all know the story from Sunday school, but what really happened inside the Ark? Why didn’t the animals devour each other? Rev. Robin King explores a midrash (a story about a story) that goes deeper into the decks of Noah’s Ark and offers some truth and wisdom for humanity,...

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I See

The gospel of Mark tells the story of Bartimaeus, a blind man healed by Jesus (Mark 10:46-52). The gospels of Matthew and Luke tell a similar story of Jesus healing the blind and the stories have several characteristics in common: the location outside of Jericho, the blind calling out to...

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Is this the church Jesus wanted us to build?

Jesus told his disciples (and us) that “I have come to serve, not to be served”. So what does Jesus think of the church structures (physical and institutional) that we’ve built in His name over the last 2,018 years? Like the Noah’s Ark story, the life and death of Jesus...

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Where would you like to be?

Do you ever wonder which animals got to go where on the ark? Maybe it’s just me. I wonder about stuff like that. The great flood story in Genesis is a great story, but it has some interesting detail and some great opportunities to wonder about things that are missing....

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Do all dogs go to heaven?

This was going to be a Thanksgiving kind of thing, but we just held our annual Blessing of the Animals and I really wanted to address this important question: do all dogs go to heaven. So, thankful for my wonderful little dogs, I’d like to say that the answer, I...

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