LWC May 21, 2023 The Gospel of Luke 17.11-19 (Ten Lepers Healed) Last Sunday was Mother’s Day, so maybe there were flowers, cards, gifts. We do our best to appreciate the mums around us. But, and I really don’t mean to sound glass-half-full here, I sometimes wonder if the appreciation fades as faster than theRead more

Selection (Poems, 2022-2023)

A selection of poems from 2022 – 2023.   HIDDEN They come asking where is my lost coffee cup, my glove,my God? I promise to have a look round, returning oftenempty handed. Settlingfor my company, they sharea while the deep pocketed disappointment, leaving hope light as lint on my palms.     ANSWERABLE  And we talk as though weRead more

The Parable of the Lost Sheep

The Gospel of Luke 15.1-7  15.1 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. 2 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” 3 Then Jesus told them this parable: 4 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nineRead more

Roots Systems

Last week Kirsten Anonby set up this four week series with an introduction covering what human identity is, how we have thought about identity formation traditionally, and how we’re doing identity formation in the post-modern era. She discussed the benefits and pitfalls of how we’re thinking about identity formation today, and turned our attention toRead more

God in High Definition

Light in the Darkness: Christmas in John’s GospelPart Four: God in High Definition LWC November 27, 2022 ______________________ “No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known” (John 1.18) Well Christmas is just around the corner andRead more

A Very Old Christmas Story

The Oldest Christmas Story LWC November 27, 2022   John 1.1-5 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light ofRead more

Hosts, Guests & Snobs

LWC October 2, 2022 The Gospel of Luke 14. 1-24  Last week we were treated to Elyse’s teaching on this passage, and we’re so thankful for her time and quality insight. We encourage you to listen back if you missed it. My job this week is to ride on her coattails, as we’re looking atRead more

The pace of mercy

LWC October 2, 2022 The Gospel of Luke 13.10-17 Our oldest child just started pre-school, and on our walk to pre-school I’ve learned to leave some margin because although it takes me just five minutes to get there, it takes her longer. As well it should, when you consider just how many wonderful sticks, pineconesRead more