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laughing man, Albert & Victoria Museum, London

The photo is from the Albert and Victoria Museum in London, England.

Year ago now, British author Dorothy Sayers wrote a murder mystery of this title - 'Whose Body?'. That title helps us also, to explore the doctrine of the incarnation.

I find that when I prepare my sermon, I write it out many times and refine it - until I think I know what I'm going to say.

Clouds and Terrain

Read - Romans 8:18 – 27 and Isaiah 40: 27 – 31

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.

purple flowers on doorstep

Read Mark 1:1 – 14         We have Good News to Share and we can do that in a whole lot of ways.

Family

We want to share with others, through word and deed, in all the various ways in which the Good News of Jesus can be passed on to others.

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.

pond

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?

readeing

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.

Toronto skyline from tall ship Kajama

A few years ago, Jane and I went with another couple to share a short voyage on the tall ship, Kajama, which is docked and sails out and about Toronto Harbour.

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

Silver Crucifix

Community of Love: What on Earth?! St.

Bluebonnet Woods, Wiltshire

(The script is similar to the above SoundCloud recording)

apple blossoms

The Text for my thoughts is Ecclesiastes 11:5: As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all thin

Glendalough, Co Wicklow

Both fear and faith beget within us responses of both fear and faith. Faith, particularly faith in God, can bring the healing and wholeness we seek.

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.

winter sun

Here are some words from the book we all love [I John 3:1 – 3].

a field of grain
The Seed of the Woman - Genesis 3:14f - Garden of Eden - So the LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, "Cursed are you above all the livestock and all the

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