An active silence

Yesterday, the Cathedral held a quiet day in the beautiful countryside surrounding  Brigham, in the Eastern Townships.  The setting could not have been more perfect.  Beautiful land, covered in pristine snow, a big sky at its best blue, a blazing sun shining the love of God throughout the day, and a beautifully converted barn, loaned […]

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Open to God’s Work

  HOMILY—EPIPHANY 5 (10 Feb. 2019)—Open to God’s Work          In the name of the one, holy and undivided Trinity: Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.  Amen.           “Here am I; send me!”  What a keener that prophet Isaiah is!  Sort of like an anxious puppy fetching the shiny red ball for his master.  Contrast that to […]

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God dwelling with us

Today, we conclude the church’s season of Epiphany—the revelation of God’s light among us in the person of Jesus Christ—with the feast of the Presentation in the Temple. This is the final episode in the Church year linked to Christmas.   Conveniently, this feast on February 2 coincides with Groundhog Day. Both mark the time […]

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Manifestations of the divine

As I am retiring, after 34 years of ministry, I was 32 years old when I began, it struck me how one continues to learn so much as a minister. This week for example I learned that the three wise men were the first and last men invited to a baby shower. Why, you might […]

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A holy anger!

December 16 2018               Luke 3:7-18 You brood of vipers! We cannot get around it, John the Baptist did not mince his words! He was angry. Before we look at why, first I would like us to look at how we respond to anger. How do you react to anger? I know in my family […]

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Resistance and Provocation

Sermon for Advent II, 2019: Baruch 5:1-9; Luke 1:68-79; Phil. 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6 Gracious and Loving God, you speak to us in many ways and at all times.  May we hear you this day and live what we hear. Being more accustomed to having Handel’s Messiah carry me into the season I am surprised to […]

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