First Responders

While COVID-19 makes our in-person services challenging, Knox is providing podcast services. Not everyone can access these, though, so we are also posting my sermons on our Knox Talks blog. I would like to thank Shelley Rose for transcribing my notes into text for the blog. First Responders Scripture: Acts 4:32-35 The phrase “First Responders”Continue reading “First Responders”

Christmas Eve 2020

While COVID-19 makes our in-person services challenging, Knox is providing podcast services. Not everyone can access these, though, so we are also posting my sermons on our Knox Talks blog. I would like to thank Shelley Rose for transcribing my notes into text for the blog. Christmas Eve Meditation It has been many years sinceContinue reading “Christmas Eve 2020”

Passion for God

As we are all staying at home during COVID-19, Knox is providing podcast services. Not everyone can access these, though, so we are also posting my sermons on our Knox Talks blog. I would like to thank Shelley Rose for transcribing my notes into text for the blog. — (Rev) Andrew Jensen Passion for GodContinue reading “Passion for God”

The Challenge of the Atheist Minister

Earlier in November, the United Church of Canada announced that it had reached a “confidential settlement” with Gretta Vosper, the United Church minister who is a publicly self-declared Atheist, allowing her to remain as minister in her Toronto congregation. This has generated a great deal of conversation and soul-searching among United Church members here atContinue reading “The Challenge of the Atheist Minister”

A Change of Heart

Remember Joseph and his Amazing Coat of Many Colours? (Note how I carefully avoided copyright violation there?) Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery in Egypt, after briefly plotting to murder him. Over the following years, Joseph was a slave, a wrongfully convicted prisoner, and a dream interpreter to the king, which finally led him toContinue reading “A Change of Heart”

The Value of Pride

  It has been a few years since I last participated in the Ottawa Pride parade. I have been on vacation in August most summers, so I simply missed it. This year I got the chance to go again. I marched with the United Church contingent, which included members from a variety of congregations, asContinue reading “The Value of Pride”