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Meditation Blue Christmas/Longest Night Service – December 23, 2019

This has been a difficult season for many of us. Illness; unemployment; separation from loved ones; broken relationships; unmet hopes and expectations; events that have divided our homes, families, communities and country; loneliness and isolation; the death of a friend or family member; the hustle and bustle and ongoing frantic joy at this time of […]

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Patrick’s Covenanting Service

This service will be at 2pm at WPUC on Sunday November 4th! ____________________________________________________________________ November 4, 2018                                Patrick’s Covenanting Service (Portions of the service that are in BOLD are to be said by all. All points marked * those who are able are invited to stand.) Approach Gathering song MV #12 – “Come Touch Our Hearts” […]

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Advent Living Prayer Shawl

Peace and blessings to you all, At this time of the year when we are all so busy with presents, parties, and family plans, I invite you to remember that our prayers are always important, especially at this time of year. So I invite you to become a participant in our first Windsor Park United […]

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What Can We Do?

I woke up this morning, like many of you, to another Monday morning, but was faced with a weekend of violence and death, Edmonton, Las Vegas and Marseilles. We are faced with so much hate and violence in the world that it can be overwhelming and so I would like to pass along some words […]

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Humbled at the Table – Oct. 1, 2017

You think you own whatever land you land on The earth is just a dead thing you can claim But I know ev’ry rock and tree and creature Has a life, has a spirit, has a name.   You think the only people who are people Are the people who look and think like you […]

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It is done!

I sit here for the last time in a residence room as a student in the summer distance program at the Atlantic School of Theology. It is almost a surreal experience. I can hear the voices of other students laughing down the hallway as they share a meal together, as we do every weekday morning. […]

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Transitions and Endings

It is the last Sunday for me on campus as a Summer Distance student at the Atlantic School of Theology. I must explain my absence for the past 2 weeks. I have been made aware of all that has happened since I have been away and the losses of so many. I wanted to leave […]

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It is all Greek to me!

Well it is the first day of the second class of the summer term. You would think that I would have learned after last year and trying to learn Biblical Hebrew in two weeks. But no, I have to take Biblical Greek in the same amount of time. Well to be honest I have not […]

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Canada Day, Canada’s 150

It is Canada day and here is sit in residence at the Atlantic School of Theology listening to the fog horns going off every couple of minutes. We were supposed to be out sailing today, but the weather was not really conducive to being on the water today as we have had a lot of […]

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25/30 or Two Weeks Down

To be honest when I wrote last week I found myself in the midst of a week that seemed to be dragging on so slowly. Well here we are at the end of the next week, at the end of my first course and two weeks closer to coming home. It is amazing how time […]

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Continuing to Ask “What?”

Have you ever had one of those experiences when you are engaging with something, either another person, a course, or a situation, and you you find that you are continuing to ask yourself the question ‘what?’ This is where I find myself at the end of the first week of studies here at school. There […]

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Accolades and Reflection

This first week has been a very interesting time here at the Atlantic School of Theology. We have welcomed new students, one from Newfoundland, and two from Southern Ontario. What we have come to realize is that this program has become, not just an educational program for the Maritimes,  but a program for Canada, as […]

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It Begins

I arrived in Halifax late yesterday afternoon to clouds and a bit of rain. This will be a short post today as I preparing to leave residence for my final weekend formation retreat which will be taking place at Mt. Allison in Sackville, New Brunswick. It seems a bit strange to come this far east […]

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Sermon – Sunday, June 4, 2017

This really is not your typical Sunday service. I know that it might seem a bit confusing as to why we had communion before the meditation, but I think that for me, it makes a statement that is important today in a number of ways. This is Pentecost Sunday, the beginning of the church and […]

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