Monthly Archives: February 2013

Wisps of Wisdom — on sin & forgiveness

How does our perspective on sin and forgiveness relate to the following ‘wisps of wisdom’ on the sometimes heavy topics of sin, judgment — and forgiveness? It’s Lent, after all! Aren’t we supposed to dwell on these matters? At a … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Meditation, Theological Reflection | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Unworthy (and worthy!)

Remember the “tech bubble” that collapsed thirteen years ago? What about the “housing bubble” of 2007 in the United States, and a second “tech bubble” some see looming now; not to mention housing prices in Canada? Is the bubble going … Continue reading

Posted in Theological Reflection | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Fox and the Hen: Who’s running scared?

Richard Rohr claims that “If you or the group to which you belong cannot laugh at yourself, then you are in trouble” (p.197, “On the Threshold of Transformation”). No better time to laugh a little than during Lent and especially … Continue reading

Posted in Theological Reflection | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Game, set and match to Jesus!

I’ve come to realize that Lent is good for me. And do you know why? Lent is a season for confession. So here’s one of mine: Lent is not exactly my favorite season of the church year. But that’s precisely … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Meditation, Theological Reflection | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Crossing Yourself in the Pantry

One of the rooms that stands out in my memory from childhood was the kitchen pantry. It was a small room that was accessed from the kitchen — like a very big walk-in closet you see in newer homes off … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Meditation, Theological Reflection | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Learning to be Real: A Children’s Sermon

Invite the children to sit on the steps of the chancel. Bring a stuffed, toy rabbit and your old teddy bear to place facing each other on a railing or chair, for all to see. Adapted from an extract from … Continue reading

Posted in Theological Reflection | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

In here and out there

When I started opening my fortune cookie this past week I realized how eager I was to find out what treasure lay within. What positive words would jump out at my life this time? Not that I take those words … Continue reading

Posted in Theological Reflection | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment