Donkey to Borrow

The entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, centuries ago, was met with welcome, wonder and anger. Listen and discover why.

ancient crucifix, Mt Cashel, Co Tipperary

We listen to God, we hear God speak, through Scripture, by prayer and by attending (listening) to our life.  

lights and wall clock

Now those who’d been scattered by the persecution that broke out when Stephen was martyred in Jerusalem, traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch in Syria,

Reading at Christmas

Recently I saw an interview of a young family - a mom and a dad and a little girl of four or five years of age, refugees recently escaped, exiles of  war-torn Syria living now with us in the GTA.


What are we saying, what are we doing - what does it mean when someone is baptized?

wayside flower

The Life that Jesus called abundant - what is it and how do you get into it?


This message was suggested by the writings of Frederick Buechner, especially from his book, 'Alphabet of Grace.' I've used the concept by linking to the story of Jacob, who at Bethel, a first and s

Scotch thistles

From the Bible's Genesis account we discover not only God's creation but also how God has planned for our lives to be lived, so that we flourish as human beings.

Celtic Cross Eye

This, in sermon form, is an attempt to catch some insight into the Christian doctrine of 'the Trinity.'

Of Shamrocks and Things

John 14:1- 14

Bluebonnet Woods, Wiltshire

(The script is similar to the above SoundCloud recording)

pink flowers

 John O'Donohue was an Irish poet and philosopher. His book Anam Ċara, Gaelic for "soul friend" (paperback, 1998) has been very well received and I too have found it very helpful.

This short podcast is from the introduction to a sermon I preached at Kingsway Baptist Church, Etobicoke, Ontario, in September of 2014.

lake and heather, Iona, Scotland

Here is a podcast that includes some of my thoughts on Creation and Re-Creation.



This sermon, Community of Love: How Wide? was preached by Dr. Barber at Kingsway Baptist Church, Toronto, Ontario, on the 21t of September of 2014.

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