We might ask, “Why us?” Jesus would answer, “Who else?”

“In St. Petersburg, Russia there was a Lutheran church that was made out of wood—St. Mary’s church. During the siege of St. Petersburg during the Second World War, in the midst of the winter, the eyes of desperate people turned to that church and its wood—enough to provide fire for thousands of people so they … Continue reading We might ask, “Why us?” Jesus would answer, “Who else?”

Second Sunday in Lent—Mark 8: 31-38

Has there ever been a society so full of temptations and so well-designed to help us slip into them? Judging from the current debt load in Canada, we can see how consumerism has tempted us. Walk down any street, and there’s the temptation to buy something – and easy credit to buy it now and … Continue reading Second Sunday in Lent—Mark 8: 31-38

Matthew 22:15-22 October 19, 2014

With an election pending in Canada next year, the plotting has already started. Families especially are being promised goodies left and right by the parties - big money spent on national child care, tax relief on hockey registrations, hints of a bigger bonus to parents with young kids. In preparation for the political ads that … Continue reading Matthew 22:15-22 October 19, 2014