Contributed on Oct 11, 2015
Grace, something we talk about and preach about, but where do we get this theology of Grace?
For most of us, sometime over the next two days we will celebrate the Feast of the Dead Bird, better known by many as Thanksgiving Dinner. And as a part of that tradition at some point before we actually begin to consume food someone will ask “Uncle Bob would you return thanks?” or ...read more
Contributed on Oct 18, 2015
We know in theory we can find grace anywhere, but in practice can find it in a brothel?
Grace in an Unlikely Place If you are like most people, then your family tree probably has some folks in it that you’d rather not talk about. Not just the nuts and saps that collect in most trees but people that when you are drawing your family tree you are tempted to use the white out. We ...read more
Contributed on Oct 25, 2015
Grace can find us even in our moments of despair. Elijah's story shows us how God met the prophet in the valley.
There's a new Prime Minister in Canada and when you woke up Tuesday morning you were either ecstatic or disappointed, but however you feel about the new Prime Minister the Bible tells us that we have an obligation as Christians to pray for Prime Minister Trudeau and may I suggest for Mrs. Trudeau ...read more
Contributed on Nov 1, 2015
There can be debates an disagreements over who should or shouldn't be permitted to receive communion, but let's go back to the Last Supper to see who took part.
Grace at the Table It was the summer of 1980. I had just completed my first year of university and for the summer I volunteered with an organization called the Shantymen Christian Association, now referred to simply as SCA. In an article written for the Toronto Star in the 1970s the author ...read more
Contributed on Nov 8, 2015
When Peter denied Christ Justice would demand that Christ would deny Peter, but that wouldn't be Grace.
Grace in an Awkward Situation I knew something changed between us, all the talk we made was small, but what do you say to someone when they’ve heard you say it all. It’s an awkward conversation in a most peculiar way. How did we get from saying I love you to I’ll see you ...read more
Contributed on Nov 14, 2015
We celebrate the salvation of the thief on the cross, but it seems a little unfair. And that is the Scandal of Grace
They held his hands firmly against the un-planed timber and placed the rough iron spikes over the junction of his wrists. The roman centurion lifted the mall and drove the first spike home with one swing. The man bucked and twisted in agony as the metal pierced his wrist like white hot fire, ...read more