Archive for February 2016

The First Sunday in Lent 2016 - The Reverend Geoffrey Chapman

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

We are called by God to share the joy of the Gospel with the world, and yet we live in a world where the language of religion and even Christianity itself can be a barrier between us and God. This is a sermon about the disconnect between how we experience God and how we talk about God.

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Ash Wednesday 2016 - The Reverend Geoffrey Chapman

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

"Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return." These words are so often associated with humility and death, yet there is so much to be joyful about being a part of the earth and creation. We are descended from Adam, drawn from "Adamah" or Earth. We are a part of creation in every sense, and to remember this is to draw us closer to God and to ourselves through God's creation.

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Last Sunday after Epiphany 2016 - The Reverend Geoffrey Chapman

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

The Transfiguration was one of those rare moments in the lives of Peter, James and John where they truly were in the presence of God. Peter, like so many of us, wanted to live there forever. Of course, we can't. What can we do instead? How do we honour moments of transcendence beyond simply doing everything in our power to live in those moments forever? 

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Fourth Sunday after Epiphany 2016 - The Reverend Geoffrey Chapman

Monday, February 1st, 2016

"If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal." 1 Cor 13:1

Love is the primary lens through which all our words and actions are viewed. No matter how loud, brilliant or seemingly wise we may sound, if we do not speak through the lens of love we are merely a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And yet, what that has meant throughout the years has changed, and this matters particularly for us today. What does this scripture mean for us today?

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