Faith: A Living Force

So the disciples demand, “Increase our faith!” (Luke 17: 5). It isn’t surprising to find that Jesus’s response to this demand is a little testy. Our reading from One Timothy also talks about faith. In this letter we get a deeper sense of what faith is and what it means for us. Almost immediately we read that faith... Read More


Symbols Matter

What is the one symbol that distinguishes us from all other Faith groups and religions? It is the cross and what the cross means for us as Christians. Many religions share a belief in a deity and a God. Many of them acknowledge that there is one God, not many. Each faith has its own set of Scripture or Holy Text.... Read More

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Ready for Ministry

You are all called to do great things in the world. Some are called to be teachers, lawyers, stay at home parents or any number of other arenas where we are called by God to serve. Through our work and in the myriad of roles that we find ourselves we are called to make the presence of God known.             This... Read More


Everything We Have Serves to Praise God

When we were moving from South Africa to Canada we had to go through the pain staking process of sorting through many of our belongings. To help with this our parents laid a blue tarp in the dining room and said, “Everything that is coming to Canada must fit onto this tarp.” It was then that it hit us. Despite our... Read More


You Be The Hands God Uses!

Our passage from Hebrews today is probably one of the most sensible passages there is in the Bible. It just makes. The author talks about mutual love, respect, sharing and being satisfied with what we have. How can anyone argue with that!           When we read this passage we may feel quite good because we know... Read More


How we Talk About our Faith Matters

Paul’s letter to the Colossians comes to us at a timely moment. What Paul is saying resonates with much of what we have been hearing and witnessing over this past week with General Synod and the debate and resolutions that have emerged. In hearing the debate at General Synod especially around the conversation... Read More

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Going the Extra Mile

Okay, you know who you are. How many times have you done just enough to get by? Whether it be at work, at school or home we have all had those moments where we will give the token amount of time and energy at a particular task. My children know this well. They know just how much food to eat at dinner in order to... Read More


Resisting Fear

Over the past few weeks we have been hearing a lot of passages related to mission, answering our call, responding to the needs of the world and community around us. Today is no exception. It seems as though the opening passages of today’s Gospel has the 21st Century church in mind. Jesus opens his conversation... Read More


So What's Holding you Back?

Are you living fully into the life you are being called to live? When I was in high school and looking at possible careers and trying to match my interests and desires with my aptitude and ability I had a good idea of what I wanted to do. The problem often was that what I wanted to do did not always match with my... Read More


Who is My Equal?

This has been a hard week. The news and social media has been buzzing with reports of violence upon more violence. Hate upon more hate. Evil upon more evil. There is no other way to describe the events that have taken place in Orlando where over 50 people are slain for no reason at all, except for who they choose... Read More