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Here’s a sermon I preached last Sunday at St. Philip, Oak Bay (Anglican) here in Victoria.  

It’s based on Luke 2: 41-52, with some reference to the Emmaus Road in Luke 24. 

Happy New Year to you all!

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Have you ever been lost?  I can remember one time it as if it were last week.  As a four year old, there in the Dominion grocery store – I had somehow wandered off from my mother.  I can still remember the very spot where I noticed that she was no longer with me – there facing the Wonderbread and Twinkies – halfway down aisle one. Read the rest of this entry »

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Not to be outdone by Christmas consumerism, The Anglican Diocese of Exeter in the U.K. has created what is reportedly the largest Christmas ad ever.

In contrast to the somewhat cliched “Jesus is the reason for the season” or “keep Christ in Christmas” phrases that we often hear talk of, this ad campaign gets at the same kind of message, though through three evocative graphic depictions of the nativity, with accompanying messaging and a companion website allowing you to vote for your favorite of the the ‘tryptich’.

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I was hastily preparing the recycling this morning when he came.  Our boy was grumpy and clingy, and I was on to lead morning prayer for the community that meets in the basement.  Things were rushed and a bit stressed as I got the recycling out to the curb in our suburban, pretty-well-to-do neighbourhood.

– Mind if I scrounge through this?    he asked, looking down at my recycling bin – his shopping cart half loaded with empties.

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I waited patiently for the Lord. - Psalm 40

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