We the Church: What the Church is

The church!  When you think of the church, what is it you think of? Maybe it’s Cornerstone. This might be where you met Jesus, where you were baptized and where you have grown in your faith. Maybe it’s the church from your childhood. The church where you met Jesus, where you were baptized and where…

Cast the First Stone

Did you ever say anything or do anything as a teenager you regretted as an adult?  Would you want to be judged today by how you behaved as a teen?  I wouldn’t.  There are reasons that we aren’t permitted to vote or to enter into legally binding contracts as a teen.  If you are like…

The Day Everything Changed, for Peter

And just like that, everything changed. It had started out a day just like every other day. He had fished all night, and now he was cleaning his nets and preparing to head home to sleep. He was a fisherman, the son of a fisherman who had been the son of a fisherman. And then,…

A matter of the heart

In at least one article that I read he was described as a man of peace.  And if that was an accurate description of George Floyd, then I’m not sure that the chaos raging across the United States right now is a legacy that he would have wanted. What happened to George Floyd on May 25th was…

The Day Everything Changed, for the Church

And just like that, everything changed. I wonder what they were thinking about on that day?  Had they gathered together to celebrate the holidays or were they making plans for the future?  We don’t know where they were, why they were there or even who all was there.  But we do know that what happened…

Post Pandemic

Restaurants are closed, stores are shuttered, small businesses are wondering whether they will survive and churches around the country are prohibited from worshipping together. A new and deadly virus has changed the face of society and some are wondering how it will end, if indeed it will end. No, that isn’t from today’s news. It…

The Day Everything Changed: For Moses

And just like that everything changed. One day, he had everything, and the next day he didn’t.  One day he was the grandson of the Pharaoh, the next day he was a fugitive on the run.  The day everything changed. For the past several weeks we’ve been focusing on the topic, The Day Everything Changed. …

An Honest Mistake

A couple of weeks ago, Patrick Brown, the mayor of Brampton Ontario, tweeted this message, “Umm . . . something I thought I would never have to say, #Brampton please keep your eyes peeled for an alligator.” Later, Peel Regional Police posted that they were investigating reports of a 5-6 foot alligator in a storm…

Chapter 39

Hey Peter,” Jesus’ voice broke through my fog, we’d been walking for what seemed like forever, but was probably just a couple of hours and I had gone to my nothing place. “Peter, do you remember the day that we almost sunk the two boats with all the fish?”  It was amazing how he did…