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How Can I Trust Again?

Early in my career as a minister I had a call from a member requesting a meeting. I remember him sitting in the little office, moving his hat around in his hands. He was there to confess that he had b...
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Used to Be

I am almost tired of hearing the phrase “this used to be a very important city.” As we climb to the top of the Tel (high mound) at Megiddo we hear it. “Once this was a great city!” Archaeologists date...
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Open Arms

After all these years you would think I would be more comfortable with the degree of my own ignorance. Apparently not. My wife has a small collection of nativity sets. One of her favourites is a colle...

The Moment to Change

When the doctor says, “It would help your blood pressure and a few other things if you could lose some weight” I have to hold back the quip. “No problem! I’ve done it dozens of times.” Part of my inte...
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Grandma Back

We had just dropped off my wife, aka Grandma, at the ferry terminal. Time was tight so the style of her departure resembled more an evacuation than a leave taking. As I started the car, our two year o...

New Life

I am in transition. In the spring of 2016 I leave a salaried role in the church to claim a re-developed life. My new reality will give me the freedom to give increased attention to: key relationships ...

Expectant Discovery (Advent 1)

What if it is true that God is on the loose working to bring about possibilities in our life, the life of the church and of the world so that all may have abundant life? Those times that we say “...