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Re-purpose the building: a sermon for Transfiguration

In the Gospel stories of the Transfiguration of Jesus, it is the disciples’ response to Jesus’ glory that captures my attention and imagination. In response to seeing the incredible transformation of their friend and master before them, Peter says he … Continue reading

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Surprise ending

The Arnprior Rapids were destined to lose. If you asked me, midseason, to write the history of the 2017 Fall season of the Lanark-Renfrew Highschool Football League, it would sound completely different than it actually turned out in the end. … Continue reading

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Blueberries where the forest was

A congregational treasurer once asked God how long a million years was to Him. God replied, “A million years to me is just like a single second in your time.”   Then the treasurer asked God what a million dollars … 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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Bread for all

After the old doctor died, his sons emptied the house in order to sell it. In the living room on the shelf above the fireplace they found a box with a slice of bread in it. It was dried up … Continue reading

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An Epiphany reflection

Two kings stand amid the sand dunes under the star speckled desert sky dressed in their regal attire. Their camels peer over their shoulders at the third ‘wise man’ holding the hand of Frankenstein. Yes, Frankenstein.  The two confront the … Continue reading

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The apple of the eye

Guard me as the apple of the eye; Hide me in the shadow of your wings. (Psalm 17:8) Last week’s children’s chat got me thinking even more. I told the story of ‘that mom’ who carried with her everywhere the biggest … Continue reading

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