Grace, as I am sure I have mentioned before, is one of my favourite words and also one of my favourite things. It is one of the few theologically significant words in common use which has yet to be significantly debased. Grace, graceful, and gracious still retain their positive connotations in our culture. This Sunday’s […]
Where is value?
Oscar Wilde said a cynic is someone who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. Whether or not a cynic is well-served by the definition is less of interest to me than the overall discussion of value and what things might be worth. Two of our Lectionary texts this Sunday specifically address […]
It’s all about context
Context is one of those tricky things, at least it can be tricky. Today’s sermon is taken from St. Paul’s statement in 1 Corinthians, “I have become all things to all people.” (1 Corinthians 9:22b NRSV) It was all too easy for me, especially when I was younger, to look at Paul’s statement and write […]
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