Singing for Hope and Joy
Something is amiss this Christmas Season… True. We are all trying to survive a pandemic and we are all affected by it in different ways. However, Christians previously struggled and never failed to be joyful during the Advent and Christmas season. So, why do I find it so difficult to ignite that spark in my…
The True Gift
It was such a blessing to hear one sermon this Christmas season while visiting a Lutheran church. The pastor mentioned how he sent gifts to his staff as a “Thank You” for their service. They are really gifts of gratitude. Within the family, he talked about getting gifts from Santa, whom we all know keep…
Restore and Reset with Christ
It has been a long time since I last wrote anything here. As we embark on another year, perhaps this is a good time to think about restoring, renewing and resetting our faith journey. It is interesting that during a trip I took to Rome in the summer, after visiting 20+ churches in the city,…
Christ is Risen!
“I don’t know where they have put him.” –John 20:13 We don’t need to know where they put him…because HAPPY EASTER!!!
How quickly can you answer to “Do you know Jesus Christ?”
A good teacher once proposed the scenario where someone approaches me and asks, “Do you know Jesus Christ?” If you were confronted with this question, could you answer it as quickly as you would if someone asked if you know your mom or dad? I challenge you to answer the question! What would you…
What would you put in the stocking for Jesus?
I have been feeling particularly rushed in all the regular Christmas preparation this year. For this short Advent season, it seems difficult to focus on what is really important. As always, songs have a way to speak to me and make me pause. As I was singing along to the Christmas piece “In…
“One Bread, One Body” – where did the bread come from?
According to St. Augustine, where did the bread come from? From St. Augustine’s Sermon 272: (http://www.earlychurchtexts.com/public/augustine_sermon_272_eucharist.htm) Remember: bread doesn’t come from a single grain, but from many. When you received exorcism, you were “ground.” When you were baptized, you were “leavened.” When you received the fire of the Holy Spirit, you were “baked.” That is,…
Truth and Unity
When I was at the University of Waterloo studying Mathematics, there were students and professors of all different nationalities, different skin colours, speaking different languages. No one seemed to notice that, however. It was the usual scene in the hallways and classrooms of the Mathematics and Computer building. I only started noticing more of the…