Monthly Archives: December 2014

Francis Speaks to the Ecclesiastical Bureaucrats in the Vatican, Dec 22, 2014 (English Text)

Here is a link to the official English translation of what the Pope said to the Roman Curia a few days ago. This is important reading for anyone involved in church leadership and administration. http://www.news.va/en/news/to-the-roman-curia-on-the-occasion-of-the-presenta

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A Christmas Sermon by The Rev. Canon Bill Morrison

As I am on a medical leave of absence I did not preach at St. Matthias, Victoria this Christmas Eve or Christmas Day – but the Reverend Canon William (Bill) Morrison did, and here is what he had to say: … Continue reading

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The Christmas You Need: Choose from Five

Ah, the Christmas story. We’ve seen it in pageants, in children’s Christmas books, in movies telling the story, narrated in Christmas carols, and parodied by Monty Python and thousands of others. We think we know it. And yet, when we … Continue reading

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Violence Against Women, 25 Years on: A Sermon Preached on December 7, 2014

Where were you 25 years ago? Where were you 25 years ago when you hear the news that fourteen young women, engineering students at the Ecole Polytechnique at the Universite de Montreal? What did you feel at that time? Of … Continue reading

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Who Is the Servant Of Isaiah 40-55?

(Notes from The Other Part of a Study on the Servant Songs of Isaiah, Session Two) As one reads over Isaiah 40-43 and listens to it, what themes and impressions come across? It is concerned with issues of power, punishment, … Continue reading

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What is the Meaning of this Text? (Part of A Study on the Servant Songs of Isaiah, Session Two)

“What is the meaning of this passage?” There have been many ways of answering this question. Indeed, there is a whole science called Hermeneutics that looks at how to interpret things (check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermeneutics). Anglo-American Analytical philosophy is entirely about … Continue reading

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