“See, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth, I tell you of them.” – Isaiah 42:9 “Gone by 2040? Statistics report wake-up call to church, says primate” If you receive the Anglican Journal or you happened to read one here in our entryway before they were taken, you would have been confronted by this shocking headline, on the front page of our church’s national newspaper. The article is a response to statistics which were recently released … [Read more...]
Imagine! – Introduction to Biblical Imagination Series
““I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.” – Robert Fulghum I have a confession to make…. I am a terrible Canadian. I am a terrible Canadian because growing up I never read or watched the Canadian Classic ‘Anne of Green Gables’. Now in my defence I did spend most of … [Read more...]
Sermon on Exodus 14:19-31
When I was young, I loved comic books. I was enthralled by the adventures of the mighty, spandex-clad super-heroes and villains. I was especially fascinated by their origin stories – how they got their super-powers, and what motivated them to lives of crime or heroism. One monthly series, called “Secret Origins” fed my curiosity. Take Spider-man. He got his spidery powers after being bitten by a radio-active spider. His first impulse was to use his power for selfish gain. It was only when … [Read more...]
What is… Grace Church?
Today we conclude the preaching series on Ephesians, and the question "What is the Church?" We end with more questions than answers, but I invite you to join with us as we, in Christ, seek to faithfully answer them. … [Read more...]