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The 2nd Sunday of Advent; Luke 3:1–6

It took a while for that Gospel to get to “what happened” from “when it happened”! The timing is to within a year; in 26 or 27 CE John the Baptist preached at the Jordan river. Luke makes sure we know that John is not a myth; he is a real person, firmly located in […]

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All Saints’ Sunday ; On Sainthood

Henri Nouwen, priest, psychologist, professor, internationally known spiritual writer, storyteller, died suddenly about 22 years ago. He had spent his last 10 years working and living as pastor and “assistant” with physically and mentally handicapped adults at a Christian community called “Daybreak” in Richmond Hill. (In my time in the Diocese of Toronto that L’Arche […]

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The 17th Sunday after Pentecost; Mark 8:27-38

The day after his consecration and installation, the new bishop drove into a decaying and run-down part of his city. He parked in front of an old, run down church, and walked around to the small, equally old and run down rectory. On the veranda an aged priest was sitting in the sun. “May I […]

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The 15th Sunday After Pentecost; Mark 7:1-8,14-15,21-23

In late July, the day June and I returned to the mainland from our Newfoundland holiday, we stopped for a short visit with a couple now living on Cape Breton Island, at whose wedding I officiated just about exactly 18 years ago. They are one of the few couples I “married” with whom I keep […]

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The 14th Sunday after Pentecost; John 6:56-69

I’m a sucker for “list” books. Just a random selection from my bookshelves; “The Big Questions: Philosophy”, “The Big Questions: Mathematics”, and “The Big Questions: God”. Also “50 Philosophy Ideas You Really Need to Know” and “50 Mathematics Ideas You Really Need to Know.” Then, “30-Second Quantum Theory: The 50 most though-provoking quantum concepts each […]

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