The next great adventure

On the edge of the promised land; on the verge of their next great adventure.  That is the setting for the book of Deuteronomy.  Presented to us by tradition as the last words of Moses.  Full of the glory of the law, and the promise of a new beginning in a new land, Deuteronomy tries […]

(ps 139)

No darkness  –  no enemies No distance  –  no circumstance is beyond the reach, beyond the privilege, beyond the knowledge or comprehension of God  –  who crafts the universe and cares for all the creatures in it.   Who formed me and shapes me and all who cross my path.   No child that is […]

“what’s wrong with the church?”

Isaiah 42: 1-9  –  Matthew 5: 3-12 Preached at the meeting of Pictou Presbytery – Jan 17, 2017 I have had some interesting encounters this month.  A conference call to discuss the Justice Ministries Response to overtures on same sex marriage and the ordination of LGBTQ persons confirmed that there is real passion in the […]

Christmas Eve meditation

The shepherds returned, glorifying God for all they had seen and heard…That is how the Story of Jesus birth ends in Luke’s gospel; but what had they seen?   First, the angel of the Lord had appeared, out of nowhere, and scared the heart out of them.  Angelic choruses, bright lights – visions that suggested […]