Tag Archives: Gospel of Matthew

Cultivating God’s imagination in us

Cartoons today are not like the cartoons I watched on TV when I was a kid. Back then, the story lines were straight forward, and characters behaved in ways that were expected. Even though their world was animated, it was … Continue reading

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The Cross: Not only for us, but involves us

What Jesus did on the cross involves us. One great temptation of being a Christian today is to delude ourselves into believing that the cross of Christ must be reserved exclusively to the annals of history. What Jesus did on … Continue reading

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Iceberg lessons

She said she had driven all the way from Seattle. But it would be another four hour drive from where we were staying to the northernmost tip of Newfoundland. And she wondered whether it was worth it. Her husband had … Continue reading

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Are we ‘divergent’?

Then Joseph could no longer control himself before all those who stood by him, and he cried out, “Send everyone away from me.” So no one stayed with him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers. And he wept … Continue reading

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Breaking the Catch-22

The concept of “Catch-22” came alive following the Second World War, particularly in the classic American novel of the same title by Joseph Heller. I suspect, if you need a reference point in the popular culture of the day, this … Continue reading

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The virus of perfectionism & the healing acme of God’s love

I remember at the conclusion of my qualifying exam as a seminarian seeking a call to serve as a pastor of a church, the lead examiner made only one suggestion. Sitting before the bishop and an examining committee for over … Continue reading

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If only there were one use for salt

To melt ice and soften stone cold, unyielding hearts with words and acts of love, compassion, understanding, gentleness; To preserve food and persevere, don’t give up! for the future is worth the hard work of the present; To add flavour … Continue reading

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