Category Archives: Care of Community

First Nations Version of the Gospel

The Gospel of Luke and Ephesians First Nations Version has become available. It is a must have for personal or communal use. The team that have translated and composed this version should be commended for their careful consideration and collaboration. This version is truly a wonderful presentation of one part of the Christian Testament and again, is rich in imagery with exceptional language use that respects and honours the indigenous peoples of North America that is not “tribally specific” and does not dilute the Good News of Creator Sets Free (Jesus Christ). Continue reading

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Clergy at Christmas

Christmas means a lot of different things to different people. For some it is a celebration of light in the middle of winter, for others it is a time to gather with friends and family, and for others still it … Continue reading

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The Widow and the Judge- Sermon Starter

I will be preaching in the Iona Abbey next week and the reading will be based on Luke’s Gospel and the Widow and the Judge. This difficult story about a persistent widow and an unjust judge. (Chapter 18). We’re told … Continue reading

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What NOT to say to a grieving person

Humans have one thing in common: death. No one gets out of here alive. It’s just a matter of how and when. I’m no stranger to death. My grandparents have all passed and my mother crossed over suddenly and far … Continue reading

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Keeping Clergy Healthy

That person that you see in the pulpit every Sunday (or more often), the person you call when there is a birth, a death, a sickness, a pet to bless or to have a listening ear, has most likely been educated … Continue reading

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