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A wintery spirit

The winter of 2018 has been record-setting, so far. And we are barely one week into the new year! Did you know it was Ottawa’s coldest New Year’s Day since records began in 1873? At 8am on January 1st, the … Continue reading

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Pizza, sushi, pigs-in-a-blanket: It all matters

It’s an odd beginning.[1] You’d wonder why, if Matthew and Luke – and to some extent even John – begin with stories of Jesus’ birth, Mark starts his Gospel rather abruptly. And by reference to the Hebrew prophets of old. … Continue reading

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Checking our Image of God

Do you know “Good Old Uncle George”? (1) Listen to this description of what happens when a family makes a visit to Uncle George who lives in, and never really leaves, his formidable mansion. At the end of the brief … Continue reading

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Rekindle what’s hidden

I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you. For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God … Continue reading

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Faith’s fire & water

Please read Psalm 82, and Luke 12:49-56 — the appointed biblical texts for Pentecost+13, Year C (Revised Common Lectionary) You may have heard some of the old rhymes of how outdoors’ enthusiasts and mariners have interpreted the appearance of the … Continue reading

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Gospel, Italian style

On the Sunday before I left for a family vacation to Italy, you encouraged me to — “know your history”. I think that message came to me mostly during the children’s chat when we talked about the Canadian flag on … Continue reading

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Funeral sermon for an astronomer

Read Psalms 136:1-9 & 19:1-8 Rolf worked at many things. My impression is that he accomplished so much. Rolf was always on a project, whether clearing large rocks off his land, growing grapes, gardening, building structures, star-watching and -tracking. His … Continue reading

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