What Is to Prevent Me?

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. What Is to Prevent Me? Scriptures: Acts 8:26-40 1Continue reading “What Is to Prevent Me?”

The Great Commission in a Time of Turmoil

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 The Great CommissionContinue reading “The Great Commission in a Time of Turmoil”

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”

Brexit Reflections

Brexit Reflections First Lesson: Exodus 22:21  You shall not wrong or oppress a resident alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt. Second Lesson: Acts 10:44-48 While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who heard the word. The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astounded that theContinue reading “Brexit Reflections”

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”