Guides to the Divine

Part of what makes Christianity and how we express our faith through the Anglican Tradition difficult for some is that so much of our language is wrapped up in metaphor. We are constantly looking to describe and provide meaning for things we cannot see or explain. No one has seen God in the flesh per say, nor do... Read More


Bearing Witness to Christ

In the same way Advent can be seen as Mary’s month in that we follow closely with her and Joseph as they prepare for the birth of their son, so too can Advent be seen as John the Baptist’s month. In a way, this is John’s moment. Jesus’s moment is coming soon, very soon where he will then steal the show so to... Read More

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Jesus is Coming, Look Busy

Every once in a while I think it may be kinda neat to have a large banner created that could dominate the Windsor side of the church. The banner would be for Advent and would read something like: “Jesus is coming, look busy.” Welcome to the second week of Advent where we hear the cry from John the Baptist,... Read More


New Year Resolutions for St. Martin's

So how many of you have made New Year resolutions? How many of you have completed any New Year resolutions? Today we begin a new year in the life of the Church as we enter once again into Advent. So, let me be the first to wish you a Happy New Year! Advent is one of my favorite seasons. These next four weeks are... Read More

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Finding Common Ground

For so many this passage from Matthew’s gospel comes across as a “Feel Good” passage. At last we hear and read about the good works that we need to do as a way of following Jesus. Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the sick and the many other virtuous acts we may associate with being the Church. While there... Read More

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Living an Abundant Life

For the longest time, I had some difficulty with this passage from Matthew’s Gospel. We read about how a landowner entrusts a portion of his wealth to three of his workers or slaves. Two are quite successful and produce double what they were given in the first place, whereas the third, the one who received only... Read More


Stewardship as a Way of Life

Today we celebrate our Patronal Festival, St. Martin’s day. We try to mark the occasion on the Sunday closest to November 11 which is designated as St. Martin’s day in the Church calendar.   St. Martin is a man who was considered an outsider, even by his peers and colleagues, but whom regardless of this remained... Read More

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Characteristics of a Saint

Typically on All Saints day we celebrate and remember the saints who have died over the past year. Some of them are people we know and call friends. Others have been people who played a significant role in our lives in one way or another. In previous years we have taken the time to read out the names of these... Read More

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The Power of One

It is hard to ask for things, especially money. For me whenever I am in the position to ask for help, money or anything I feel vulnerable and in some way less than what I should be. It’s hard not to be because we are taught to be independent and not to depend on others. This is a good thing as we grow and mature... Read More


Everything Belongs to God

Growing up in South Africa the Mother’s Union would often have their own separate service on a Sunday afternoon. On any given street, scattered across the city of Johannesburg you would see a group of the Mother’s Union making their way to church. You could tell which church or denomination they belonged to as... Read More