A Kingdom of Small Beginnings

We humans are a rather predictable lot. Our heads are turned by good looks whether we want them to be or not; we can know someone is manipulative and still find ourselves caught up in their charm. We are drawn to the biggest, the most powerful, and the 'best'. The shiniest. The brightest. But these … Continue reading A Kingdom of Small Beginnings

Give us a King: A Reflection on 1 Samuel 8.4-20

I remember when I was about eight years old desperately wanting a skateboard, and not just any skateboard, but a banana board, a style that was all the rage among second grade taste-makers in Whitehorse at the time. I wasn't particularly agile or stable on my feet, and I got around just fine on my … Continue reading Give us a King: A Reflection on 1 Samuel 8.4-20

Confrontation and Calling: A Reflection on Isaiah 6:1-18

Today, the Sunday following Pentecost, is the Sunday the Western Church commemorates the revelation of God as Trinity. This is a notoriously difficult doctrine to understand or explain, especially when trying to interpret the Church's classic definitions as found in the Niceno-Constantinopolitan (in common speech 'Nicene') Creed and writings of the Church Fathers that support … Continue reading Confrontation and Calling: A Reflection on Isaiah 6:1-18

Babel’s Curse, Babel’s Blessing: A Narrative Reflection for Pentecost 2021

Once upon a time, the whole earth had one language, one culture, and all of the people lived in the same land. When the people came to a beautiful plain between two rivers, they said to one another, 'This is a beautiful and rich land. Let us settle here,' and so they did. The people … Continue reading Babel’s Curse, Babel’s Blessing: A Narrative Reflection for Pentecost 2021