Category Archives: Worship

Circles and Rows

Good things happen when we’re seated in rows, but real church happens when we’re seated in circles. That’s a paraphrase of something megachurch pastor Andy Stanley said in a sermon a few weeks ago, and I’ve been flogging that message at … Continue reading

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The M-Word

Prepare to be scandalized, fellow Liturgicals: My church follows the Revised Common Lectionary, but we don’t normally read the Psalm – just the Gospel and either the Old or New Testament reading designated for that week. In my opinion, two … Continue reading

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The G-Word, Part 3: Horticultural Fisherman

The G-Word occurs most often in Genesis, but 12 of the 13 times ‘garden’ is used in that book, the text is referring to Eden. After Genesis, the two books that use the G-Word the most are Song of Songs and … Continue reading

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The Hooky Song

It occurred to me recently that I’ve never blogged about one of my biggest God Moments, and it is time to right that wrong. Here goes: It all started one day when I decided to play hooky from church … … Continue reading

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The K-Word

Well, we did it. We’ve made it through the long stretch of Ordinary Time I talked about in The O-Word, back in June. It’s my prayer that we all used that time to allow God to show us a little … Continue reading

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Roofs and Raincoats

Tomorrow at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Calgary, we’re going to sing Grace Like Rain – and I want to challenge you to spend a little time reflecting on the lyrics of this popular worship song. Not the verses so much, though. Christian … Continue reading

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Imagine, Part 3: Be As One

As I was putting the finishing touches on Imagine, Part 2: No Religion, Too yesterday, I noticed another nifty parallel between the writings of John Lennon and the Apostle John:     John of Liverpool: I hope someday you’ll join … Continue reading

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The O-Word

‘It’s not easy being green It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things And people tend to pass you over ‘Cause you’re not standing out Like flashy sparkles in the water Or stars in the sky’ – … Continue reading

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Broken For Me

We Anglicans are very good at Communion. I guess we’d better be, since most of our churches serve the Lord’s Supper every week. And we are. At my church, we’ve got the system so well-organized that we can almost always serve … Continue reading

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Ask Somebody Already!

I gave a witness talk at the Calgary Anglican Cursillo Movement‘s monthly worship night (AKA Ultreya) last night, and a few of my friends from that community said they wished they could have attended, and listened the talk. In case some of … Continue reading

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