From Judge to Shepherd

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. From Judge to Shepherd Scriptures: 1 John 3:16-24 JohnContinue reading “From Judge to Shepherd”

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”

Gone but Not Forgotten

It’s time for a rant. I’m getting really tired of having all Christians lumped in together with the literalists, the fundamentalists and the creationists. Too many people who embrace secularism don’t see the distinctions within a faith. The recent remarks by Julie Payette, our Governor General, underline this. I would have less trouble if sheContinue reading “Gone but Not Forgotten”

Ask Andrew 6: Science & Religion

“Ask Andrew” is an annual opportunity for members of Knox to ask questions of faith and religion. Andrew answers them in the Sunday morning service, and now in this blog. Enjoy! Ask Andrew 6: Science & Religion I often see contrast between science and religion. As a scientist myself, this is somewhat of a struggleContinue reading “Ask Andrew 6: Science & Religion”

Ask Andrew 5: Exoplanets

“Ask Andrew” is an annual opportunity for members of Knox to ask questions of faith and religion. Andrew answers them in the Sunday morning service, and now in this blog. Enjoy! Ask Andrew 5: Exoplanets Astronomers have identified nearly 1200 exoplanets, a small number of which might be habitable. With time, improved search procedures andContinue reading “Ask Andrew 5: Exoplanets”

possible adult Christian education study topics at Knox UC – Winter 2014

We are considering a number of small groups study topics for our upcoming adult small group study this winter. Bible video series – discussions group with child care  One thought is to have a weekday evening session for parents of young families where they could view the episodes of the History Channel’s popular Bible videoContinue reading “possible adult Christian education study topics at Knox UC – Winter 2014”