The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
he has appointed me
to preach Good News to the poor,
he has sent me to heal the broken hearted
and to announce
that the blind shall see,
that captives shall be released
and the downtrodden shall be freed
from their oppressors.
– Luke 4:18
Preaching is a central part of sharing the Christian faith.
It is not an attempt to convince or force anyone into believing something, it is sharing the rich spiritual tradition and wisdom of Jesus with each other. Christianity is a communal faith – we go beyond our own personal practice and come together to be challenged, enlightened and to deeply question our beliefs.
Sermons at Canadian Memorial will include Scripture, the latest thinking in philosophy and psychology, social justice themes, contemporary issues, myth and personal honesty. Come and be challenged!
All weekly sermons are recorded, and the videos can be watched on our YouTube channel. Below are transcripts from the sermons if you wish to read them instead.
The late Archbishop Oscar Romero had the practice of including in his communion prayer a reading of the names of those from his church who had died or disappeared in…
I admit it. I have been known to shop at the big barn-like warehouse just over the Cambie Street Bridge. I have gone to one just like it on the…
Luke 17:11-19 Oct 13-13 This past Thursday morning Canada woke up and took notice as one of our own was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. Whether you count yourself…
I received in the mail this week a hand written letter from my mother in law. Her letters are always reminiscent of a time now gone: where news a week…
“Vanity of vanities, all is vanity!” When I first read this passage, I had two reactions. One was, “wow, this is not the passage to read on a Monday morning…