Freeman Barber - worshop


So, my wife asked me evening. ‘Do you ever think about dying?  Hmmm. Good question in this day of pandemic pandemonium, uncertainty and fear.

sun peering over earth's surface

St. John's Prologue to his Gospel record is the depiction of new creation that not only harkens back to the original Creation but also shows God's new creating work - once again through Jesus.

Our planet is but a small spec in a galaxy which is itself part of billions of stars and planets. And yes, from a distance it seems so beautiful, so ordered, peaceful and calm.

So many ways to communicate Good News. I love the proclamation, the word of mouth, even as I remember the challenge of St.

My mother played the organ in our little chapel-like church in Freeman, Ontario (now Burlington). It was a Hammond Spinet model with many stops but only half a pedal-board.

Blue Iris

Read I Corinthians 15: 1-11

We are privileged to share the Gospel, but what – and how much, are we to say?

Quill writing

There are, of course, many ways in which we may communicate good news to others, assuming of course that we have something to say.


St. Paul says in effect, in Romans chapter 1, that our believing in God (or our saying that we do or don’t) has a great deal to do with morality.

Carnations in Clay Pots

We have this treasure, writes St. Paul, in earthen vessels . . .

Road in rural Kenya

How to share faith when one is among clans and tribes - and not mere 'individuals?'

Middle East Home

Quot­ing an unknown pre­de­ces­sor in Britain’s House of Com­mons, 11 Novem­ber 1947, Winston Churchill said,  "Many forms of gov­ern­ment have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin an

bars and barriers

The effects of the Fall are reflected in the way people sin or show the ‘curse’ in their lives. This is reflected in at least three ways (cf. Genesis 3): You shall surely die.

He Knows My Name

Teddy Bears with names on frocks

This display at a Fall Fair reminded me, contrary to the similarities of mass production, of the uniqueness of each one of us, fashioned by the Creator who not only knew us but loved us, uniquely -

The Good News or The Gospel or Godspel is what changes folk, what can change the world. It guides, shelters, helps and keeps us.

Toronto skyline

In several of Toronto's 'gateway communities' - places of entrance to life in Canada (such as Regent Park, Thorncliffe Park Village and St.

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