Sunday 04 Oct 2015
October 1, 2015 · By David Harris
God is Mystery
Tony Plomp’s cover story not only gives us an opportunity to talk about death which senior editor Andrew Faiz does in a companion piece to our cover story—but about the nature of God.
Remembering ThanksgivingOctober 1, 2015
I often find myself feeling over-committed, over-stressed and over-concerned. Usually, within a few weeks, my slow moving mind remembers that I cannot survive now, or at any other time, on my own strength and resources.
Lesson from a BirdfeederOctober 1, 2015
"I wonder why we don’t see that little hawk feeding at our birdfeeders anymore?" Linda was standing at the kitchen window and pondering out loud.
The Dark Side of GraceOctober 1, 2015
I offer preachers who will wrestle with Job this month my heartfelt sympathies.
Vote With VisionOctober 1, 2015
Chasing public opinion leads to the bottom. A politician can always find broad public favour in the lowest common denominator.
Thinking Like a RabbitOctober 1, 2015
You remember the story of the race between the tortoise and the rabbit? Remember who wins? If it were written today, the rabbit would win.
At Home in the PulpitSeptember 1, 2015
I preached my first sermon on Palm Sunday, 40 years ago. Like most first-time preachers I believed I had to say everything I thought could be said about the topic.
Reduced to a NumberSeptember 1, 2015
Until we feel enough shame to make us feel vulnerable, I’m not sure we can move ahead. But moving ahead is where we need to aim.
Otters on the DockSeptember 1, 2015
“Shhhhh. Don’t wake up Addy, but come and see. The Otter People are on our dock.”
Slaves to SurvivalSeptember 1, 2015
Too often we want all the guarantees of success before we take the first step, but that’s not how God works.
A Time of DiscernmentSeptember 1, 2015
I need to let you know that there continues to be passionate discussion at every level of the Renewal Fellowship’s constituency and leadership.
Desperate RitualsSeptember 1, 2015
July I went to a Dionysian wedding. Dionysian?, you ask. Sure; that’s what they said. It was an attempt to create a new ritual where confidence and faith in old rituals had disappeared.
Experiencing General AssemblyJuly 14, 2015
One of the best things about General Assembly is the opportunity to connect with Presbyterians from across the country.
Do We Trust God?July 14, 2015
It’s one thing to say that we trust God; it’s another to actually live in that trust.
Days of the KingJuly 14, 2015
The tale of King David, Bathsheba and Uriah the Hittite is the stuff soap opera is made of.
One Sunday AfternoonJuly 14, 2015
It started, as these things often do, from the unlikeliest source: The Committee to Nominate Standing Committees.
Our Connection to CreationJuly 13, 2015
The blur going past us to the boatshed down by the lake was our grandson, Jacob. In about 30 seconds Jacob was on the end of the dock.
Authentic CommunityJuly 13, 2015
We all had the sense this year that we were part of the early stages of an historic moment in our church, no matter what is decided in the future.
Service and WitnessJune 1, 2015
The church in Taiwan maintains the missionary zeal of its founders.
Who Wants a King?June 1, 2015
Read the books of Samuel and make your own choices. Some things the lectionary leaves out are important.
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