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June 16 - Trinity Sunday and a Kitten

Glenview Podcast - June 16, 2019

In this sermon for Trinity Sunday Laurence asks if we have room for mystery in our lives in 2019. He also shares a picture of a kitten for those who don’t want to hear anther sermon about the Trinity.

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May 19 - What to Expect While We're Expecting

Sermon Podcast - May 19, 2019

What do we do while we wait? Have you ever stood in line, waiting to buy a ticket to an event, or a toy for a Christmas gift? Have you ever had to wait for surgery, treatment, or test results? You mind is occupied with anticipation of what's to come. What do you do with your hands, or with yourself as you wait? To live as a Christian in this world is to wait. As singer-songwriter John Mayer put it, we're "waiting on the world to change." We may not understand all Jesus' words about leaving and coming back. Visions like the last chapters of Revelation may confuse us. But we get the sense from both that something's coming, to us and to the whole world. What do we do while we wait to see what that will be? reflects on Revelation 21:1-6 (The Holy City), Psalm 148 and John 13:31-35 (Jesus says good-bye and gives his disciples instructions.)

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April 28 - Holy Humour Sunday

Sermon Podcast - April 28, 2019

Sermon Podcast - April 28, 2019

In a sermon for Easter 2 / Holy Humour Sunday Laurence begins with the Gospel for the day, John 20:19-29, the story of “Doubting” Thomas. He also reflects on Luke 15:1-10, two parables that speak of great joy. The sermon went on to address the theme of the day. Somehow, it all works out in the end!

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March 17 - Faith and Violence

March 17, 2019

In the shadow of the white supremacist terror attack on two mosques in New Zealand, Laurence reflects on the readings for Lent 2. He asks if people of faith should expect opposition, even violence in today’s world. Three of the readings suggest the answer is “Yes”. Should people of faith employ violence to fulfill God’s purpose? At least one reading includes a promise that can only be fulfilled through war.

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January 27 - Glenview's 94th Anniversary, Sarah Travis Preaching

January 27, 2019

The Rev. Dr. Sarah Travis was our Anniversary Preacher. Her sermon was a reflection on Philippians 2:1-11 and John 15:9-17. Sarah is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, and holds a Doctor of Theology in Preaching from Knox College, University of Toronto. She serves as the Minister of the Chapel at Knox College, the Interim Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at the Toronto School of Theology, and teaches courses in the areas of preaching and worship. Sarah served on the PWS&D committee for five years. She is the author of Decolonizing Preaching: The Pulpit as Postcolonial Space, as well as Preaching the Good News: A Handbook about Preaching for Presbyterians in Canada.

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