Ego, Service and the Kingdom of God

Ego, Service and the Kingdom of God

Below is posted my message delivered on  Sunday, February 18. 2018 02 18  “Ego, Service, and the Kingdom of God”  Mark 1:9-15 Story:  Water-Softening bricks I worked several summers for Magnachem in the warehouse: a great job where I used a forklift, mixed 2000 gallon...

Thoughts on a Snowy Afternoon

Post Script: In spite of snowy conditions, we had a good group of folks show up for chili and fun. Looking forward to March 3!) I hope most people are staying close to home this Saturday.  Road conditions are very poor with many slippery sections and poor visibility....
Pageant in Photos

Pageant in Photos

Thank you to all our actors — children, teenagers and adults — and to the many parents and adults who made our Pageant possible in their volunteering and preparations for the annual Christmas pageant. Below are photos from the Pageant presented in the...

Followers of Jesus and Liberation for All

When a person carefully reads through the synoptic gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke as well as  Paul’s early letters, it appears the early community around Jesus was one of great equality for all.  Women had significant roles, credited with funding his...
Trying to Comply with the Season

Trying to Comply with the Season

It is 13 days until Christmas Day, and we are supposed to feel Christmasy, but it is not always easy.   The year has had a series of difficult challenges.  The international scene has new and old problems.  Trying to comply with what our culture seems to demand for...
Brandan Robertson:  The Next Reformation

Brandan Robertson: The Next Reformation

The following are my notes with a few reflections from attending an evening lecture with Brandan Robertson called The Next Reformation at St. Laurence Anglican on November 17. Brandon’s lecture was sponsored by The Wisdom Centre in Calgary. What is the future of...

The Reason for the Season

This time of year, many people post about Jesus being the reason for the season, and they are sort of right, and sort of wrong.  While the focus is on the birth of Jesus, the season of Advent is actually about anticipation of the reason for his birth and life,...