As we enter the season of Advent we are invited to await and prepare for the coming of the Christ child. In the name of the merciful and compassionate God, Christ who came as a helpless, vulnerable baby announces a new relationship with us—one that calls us to vulnerability and [...]
The Moderator, the Rev. Daniel Cho, has issues a prayer for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on Oct. 17, 2018.
Lent is a time of reflection. This year’s Moderator’s Chaplain recently asked if I had started to reflect on the Moderatorial Year so far. So I am in a reflective mode, thinking about what I have learned over the last eight months. Lent is also a time when people make [...]
2018 General Assembly Moderator nominees Ballots will be sent to presbyteries this month for members of presbytery to vote. The Committee to Advise the Moderator will count the ballots on April 3, 2018. The 2018 General Assembly will convene Sunday evening, June 3, 2018, in Waterloo, Ontario. Stephen Kendall, Principal Clerk [...]
Recently, while reflecting on the Christmas carol, “Away in a manger,” I did a rant in my head about the line – “little Lord Jesus no crying he makes.” My thoughts went like this, “Of course he cried, he was a human baby, human babies cry. Cry to be held, [...]
Canadian historian John Stackhouse suggests the question at the heart of the Reformation was: “How can I know God truly loves me?” This question well describes Martin Luther’s faith struggle. Understood this way, the Reformation takes on a very contemporary feel, and the five Solas – Alones – of the Reformation [...]
We did not plant a vegetable garden this year. We were going to be away too frequently this summer to make stewarding a vegetable garden a good idea. The patch got weeded a couple of times, that was all we did. But lo and behold, where the tomatoes had been [...]
God of compassion, we come again to you with heavy hearts as we weep over the violence, the loss of life, the agony that has marked Spain. We pray for those who had spouses, parents, children, friends killed in Barcelona and Cambrils, give them the comfort you alone can give. [...]