(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 […]

Mark, Gospel of – chapter 3: 20-35

Crowds now make ordinary life impossible. Reality has been altered; the Kingdom of God, invoked- humanity’s rule, provoked. Meanwhile, the family thinks that [HE] has lost his marbles. (see verse 21)   Possessed, he is, by the Evil One – so says the family – as though Evil could be bold enough to promote peace, love and […]