Coming back from vacation is strange this time. Truth is, I’ve never been much good at taking time off – I didn’t even do it at all for the first couple of years at St. Stephen’s. But even more than normal, coming back feels awkward. Being on holiday always makes me miss my community, andRead More »
Sunday Prayers for the Feast of St. Stephen (August 2, 2020)
Sunday Prayers for the eighth Sunday after Pentecost (July 26, 2020)
The readings for Sunday are available here. Rediscovering the art of baking bread has become something of a hallmark of the pandemic. Perhaps in want of a distraction, perhaps out of a desire to return to something simple and wholesome in challenging times, perhaps out of a sense of aimlessness, the patient work of bakingRead More »
Sunday Prayers for the seventh Sunday after Pentecost (July 19, 2020)
The readings for Sunday are available here. Jacob is a scoundrel. His mother, Rebekah, is manipulative and enables Jacob’s antics. After lying, scheming, and depriving his brother of his birthright, Jacob flees for his life while his mother tries to make his departure look like a noble quest for a fitting wife.
Sunday Prayers for the sixth Sunday after Pentecost (July 12, 2020)
The readings for Sunday are available here. Seed is valuable, especially in the ancient world. You don’t just waste it. Unless you’re Jesus.
Readings for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Transcript: ‘Come to me,’ Jesus says, ‘all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.’ These days, is there anyone who isn’t weary and carrying heavy burdens? It’s so easy to hear these words of Jesus and find yourself longing forRead More »
Readings for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost. Transcript: Abraham lived in ancient Mesopotamia, in a time and a place that didn’t understand the idea of God. Rather, his culture embraced the idea of local gods that were in charge of things like fertility, weather, and war. The book of Genesis includes the story of AbrahamRead More »
The readings for Sunday are available here. “Whoever welcomes you, welcomes me,” Jesus says.
Readings for the National Indigenous Day of Prayer Transcript: In the Anglican Church of Canada, we mark this day as the National Indigenous Day of Prayer. This observance has come out of an ongoing recognition that the church has much to repent of when it comes to dealing with our Indigenous brothers and sisters. ARead More »