Climate of fear

Text: Mark 4:35-41 (Jesus stills a storm) Despite an autumn-like chill in Alberta this Labour Day weekend, summer 2018 has been hot. All-time record temperatures have been broken around the world, including in Calgary. Heat waves have been longer than normal and wildfires have been widespread. Alberta and BC have not been the only regions … [Read more…]

The perils of preaching

Text: Acts 2:14-41 (Peter preaches in Jerusalem) If someone says you’re being preachy, that’s not a complement. If they say you tend to sermonize, that’s a complaint. Preaching used to be held in high esteem. Preachers were wise elders to whom the community turned for guidance. Now, we are often put in the same category … [Read more…]