I gave this sermon at St. Paul’s-on-the-Hill Anglican church in Pickering, Ontario on October 2, 2016. I hope some of you find it useful. The text for my sermon (from the week’s lectionary) was Luke 17:5-10: 5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” 6 The Lord replied, “If you had… Read More My Sermon on the Parable of the Duty-bound Slave
Here is my sermon from this past Sunday, based on Acts 16:9-15.
This was a sermon delivered at St. Paul’s-on-the-Hill Anglican church in Pickering, Ontario, Sunday March 13th.
I’ve been thinking lately about the debates in Christian circles (especially in the US) about “socialism.” By “socialism” I mean the basic idea that some justice can be preserved in a community if our government redistributes wealth — takes money or property from the wealthy and gives it to the poor. This socialist model has been… Read More Is Socialism Un-Christian?
Here’s my sermon preached at St. Paul’s-on-the-Hill Anglican Church on Sunday, Feb. 14th. Yes, I drew the short straw and preached on Valentines Day! Enjoy.
One student recently suggested that there might be a progression in the Gospels from earlier books that are more this-worldly in focus to later books that are more “mystical.” I don’t think I’d agree that the later Gospels become more mystical, if by that you mean more “other-worldly.” On the one hand, I think all… Read More The Holistic Kingdom of the Gospels
In my course on New Testament Theology and History I pointed out that Mark’s Gospel depicts Jesus’ death primarily as a Passover offering, not as a sin offering. One student asked me to elaborate on this and I thought I would share my thoughts here as well. If you go back to the book of… Read More What Does the Lamb Do?