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Searching (and not searching) for God in the 21st Century: The Sixth Sunday of Easter

Sunday, May 17, 2020: Acts 17:22-31; 1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21 In December, when I was in China — thankfully mostly in the north, and when the coronavirus was just a news story we heard about briefly, in passing — I visited a whole bunch of ancient sites associated with learning and religion. One of […]

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“Do not let your hearts be troubled” vs. “My dad can beat up your dad: The Fifth Sunday of Easter

May 10, 2020: Acts 7:55-60; 1 Peter 2:2-10; John 14:1-14 “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” That’s one of the better-known quotes from the Bible, isn’t it? We tend to hear it in two very different contexts: a) In a funeral, where we want to acknowledge the faith of the deceased, and […]

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A Story about a Shepherd or the Sheep?: The Fourth Sunday of Easter

Sunday, May 3, 2020 Acts 2:42-47; Psalm 23; 1 Peter 2:19-25; John 10:1-10 A little under twenty years ago made my first visit to Holy Cross Priory, a small monastery in Toronto. It was the beginning of what has become a long and meaningful connection, and it was exactly what I needed at that time. […]

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Re-Orienting Our Hopes: The Third Sunday of Easter

Sunday, April 26, 2020 Luke 24:13-35 The Road to Emmaus. Surely one of the most beloved accounts of the resurrection appearances of Jesus. It’s unique to Luke’s gospel, and it has some real Lukan characteristics. Firstly, Luke is big on journeys. Almost half of the gospel is described as a big, long walk from Galilee […]

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Green Shoots of New Life in the Easter Garden: Easter Sunday

April 12, 2020 Acts 10:34-43; Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-18 God, unlimited by mortal fear or the tomb’s cold grip: in the lingering dark give us grace to know your life triumphant, your love undimmed, and your grace affirmed in the face of Jesus Christ, the firstborn from the dead. Amen. If we were to describe […]

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