Published on 04 Oct 2010

Sermon on St. Francis & St. Clare – by Dixie Black


“St. Clare was a powerful woman in her time; overcoming limitations that constrained women religiously and was much respected by church authorities, including her pope, Innocent IV. When she was not threatening to them…”

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Published on 27 Sep 2010

Sermon on September 26 – by Alisdair Smith


Some years ago the comedian Arsenio Hall walked out on stage and said, “Black people talk amongst yourselves, White people listen up; Elvis is dead!” Well this morning, thinking about the Book of Revelation, I feel much the same as Mr. Hall. ‘Christians, listen up; no one is to be “left behind.”

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Published on 20 Sep 2010

Sermon on Holy Cross – by Jonathan Clark


“But even in Canada, the potential for violence is there in each of us, and the cross demonstrates it to us. No wonder the cross is an offence; ‘what do you mean? I would never think of doing a thing like that? what sort of person do you think I am?’ The cross cuts through all of that. It is offensive, and it is true…”

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Published on 14 Sep 2010

Sermon – 16th Sunday After Pentecost


“The image of God as the careful housewife doesn’t make it into a lot of church iconography. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a stained glass window that contains this image – though I’ve seen a number that show the shepherd carrying his lost sheep. The reason for this isn’t just that sheep are more photogenic, and cuter, than coins…”

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Published on 31 Aug 2010

Sermon on Pentecost 14 – by Alisdair Smith


“The text we’ll explore together this morning is from Luke’s Gospel, specifically the story of the party at the Pharisee’s house where Jesus provides some sage advice about where to sit at a dinner party. And at a much deeper level, explores what it means to be “honoured” from a human perspective and in contrast, what it means to be honoured from God’s perspective…”

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