• Posted on June 15, 2010

my catholic protestant anglican weekend

This past weekend I was part of a Roman Catholic wedding, preached in our deeply Protestant church, and then co-baptized a baby with an Anglican priest (I covered the Father and the Son and he covered the Holy Spirit… just joking!).  I did the baptism the way we always do, and he added two Anglican traditions onto the end of […]

  • Posted on November 19, 2008

Royal Wood and John Knox

Friday night I was sitting in Knox United Church listening to an up and coming singer named Royal Wood. His music was mystical, thoughtful, and spiritually provoking. At one point in his concert he referenced the fact that we were in a church. Later, after making a barely off-colour comment, he said, “Sorry about that […]

  • Posted on October 28, 2008

finding humility

I desperately need to be humbled. Yesterday I read that bible story about the time King David got haughty about his success (by taking a census of his troop strength just to see how strong he was). This faithless act was hugely offensive to God. By counting David seemed to be taking credit. In measuring […]

  • Posted on July 19, 2008

New CBC article mentioning New Hope Church

ust back from a terrific holiday and a friend emailed me a link to an article the CBC interviewed me for a few months back. It’s about religion and technology. The reporter, Georgie Binks, was really into Metallica I discovered; she actually listened to the audio sermon online. Here’s the CBC link; http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2008/05/15/f-technology-religion.html