“Forged in the Wilderness” : A Sermon for the First Sunday of Lent – February 21, 2021

Preached Online to All Saints, King City, Anglican Diocese of Toronto, 21 February, 2021. Readings for this Sunday: Genesis 9.8-17, Psalm 25.1-9, 1 Peter 3.18-22, Mark 1.9-15 “He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him.” Mark 1.13 This Friday evening, Read More …

Quest for Respect

This Lent we begin a parish study series called Quest for Respect.  Using a book prepared by the Mennonite Church of Canada, with contents written by over forty people from diverse backgrounds, we will try to address the following questions: What is Indigenous spirituality, and why is it critical for Settler Christians to learn about Read More …

“Twenty four hours in Capernaum” : A Sermon for the Fifth Sunday After Epiphany – Sunday, February 7, 2021

Preached online for All Saints, King City, Anglican Diocese of Toronto, 7 February, 2021, the Fifth Sunday After Epiphany. Readings for this Sunday: Isaiah 40.21-31; Psalm 147:1-12, 21c; 1 Corinthians 9.16-23; Mark 1.29-39 “Let us go on to the neighbouring towns, so that I may proclaim the message there also; for that is what I Read More …

“Freeing Us From Our Burdens”: Sermon for the Fourth Sunday After Epiphany – Sunday, January 31, 2021

Preached via Zoom for All Saints, King City, on the Fourth Sunday After Epiphany, Sunday, 31 January, 2021.  Readings for this Sunday: Deuteronomy 18.15-20, Psalm 111, 1 Corinthians 8.1-13, Mark 1.21-28 “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of Read More …

“The Gift of Visibility” : A Sermon for the Second Sunday After Epiphany – Sunday, January 17, 2021

Preached Online at All Saints King City, Anglican Diocese of Toronto, 27 January, 2021. Readings for this Sunday:  1 Samuel 3: 1-20; Psalm 139: 1-5,12-17; 1 Corinthians 6: 12-20; John 1: 43-51 Nathanael asked him, “Where did you get to know me?” Jesus answered, “I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.” Read More …

“In Our Muddy Footsteps” : A Sermon For the Baptism of the Lord – Sunday, January 10, 2021

Preached Online For All Saints King City, Anglican Diocese of Toronto, Sunday, 10 January, 2020. Lections for The Baptism of the Lord:  Genesis 1.1-5, Psalm 29, Acts 19.1-7, Mark 1.4-11 ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.’ So says the voice of God at the baptism of Jesus.    What would it mean for Read More …

“According to Plan”: Sermon for the Feast of the Epiphany – Sunday, January 3, 2021

Preached and posted online for All Saints, King City, Ontario, Anglican Diocese of Toronto, Sunday, 3 January, 2021, the Feast of the Epiphany (transferred from 6 Jan). Lections for Epiphany:  Isaiah 60.1-6, Psalm 72.1-7,10-14, Ephesians 3.1-12, Matthew 2.1-12 Text: [T]he plan of the mystery hidden for ages in[d] God who created all things; 10 so that through the church Read More …