“When he was at table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. Luke 24:31,32 NRSV When stories are so familiar, the temptation is not to listen carefully. We become careless in our hearing. We are certain we know how the story goes and often miss obvious parts. I was guilty of this as I was first reading last…Continue readingBread, Blessed and Broken Luke 24:13-35
It’s just about that time of year again. Tuesday, February 25th, is Shrove Tuesday, otherwise known as Pancake Day. As I have done in the past with my Fall Suppers posts, I am creating a list of the places serving pancakes in the upcoming couple of weeks or so. One difference between this and the fall suppers, is that this is open to community groups inside and outside of Winnipeg. So, if you are having a pancake supper, please feel…Continue readingPancakes, Pancakes, Pancakes.
Hello everyone. This week’s sermon on “I am the Bread of Life,” is a little late in getting up. We have had a rather traumatic incident at St. Philip’s. About three months ago, we had a refugee family from Mozambique join our parish. They are government sponsored, but come from the Anglican church in Mozambique. Sermons on John Six August 12, August 19, August 26,They have been a great addition and blessing to our parish. Last Saturday though, three of…Continue readingI Am The Bread of Life – John 6:22-35
Kings, Power and Feeding Five Thousand: This week’s lectionary featured both John’s recounting of the feeding of the five thousand, and the story of David, Bathsheba, and the Uriah the Hittite. I was quite intrigued by the story of Jesus escaping the crowds attempt to make him king against the background of David using his kingly power to force Bathsheba into a sexual relationship and then killing Uriah, when Uriah fails to help him cover it up. As a result,…Continue readingKings, Power and Feeding Five Thousand.
Since I finished doing my Eucharistic Eating lecture series in Lent, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about hunger. Recently I’ve taken it a little farther and have been reading up on famine. Below is an expanded reflection on the sermon I preached last Sunday, on the Feeding of the Five Thousand as it appears in Matthew’s Gospel. The Feeding of the Five Thousand is found in all four Gospels. (Matthew 14:13-21; Mark 6:31-44; Luke 9:12-17; John 6:1-14). Please…Continue readingFamine and Feeding Five Thousand
In a few weeks, with the beginning of Lent, I’m going to be starting a lecture series entitled: Eucharistic Eating. I’ll be publishing details in the near future. The main idea of the series is bringing our daily eating into the Eucharist, and vice-versa. One book that I’ve been reading in preparation is: The Eucharist and The Hunger of the World, by Monika K. Hellwig. The Eucharist and the Hunger of the World was published in 1976. Some of the food…Continue readingMonika K. Hellwig – Eucharist, Hunger