Reflections

Latest Reflections:

  • Music Over the Ages (7/24/2021) - By: Danielle Lee Music, or a form of music has been played or sung from the beginning of time. It is a beautiful oral tradition that is and was passed…
  • Make a Joyful Noise (7/11/2021) - By Bill Spaans Music, and particularly singing, has been a part of the life of the church since ancient times. In fact, many of the Psalms were written to be…
  • Final Thoughts (6/26/2021) - As I conclude my time on Consistory, and as President, I thought I would reflect on where we are as a church, some of the lessons learned and where we…
  • A Thirst for God (6/26/2021) - As my term winds down at the end of June, I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on my time on Consistory and other life events over the past…
  • Judging Others (5/29/2021) - By Rob Lee Over the last few years, our news has been dominated by headlines regarding racism. Movements such as “Black Lives Matter” highlight how people of colour, are being…
  • Lessons From Dr. Luke – Luke 21 Revisited (5/18/2021) - by Bill Spaans: In chapter 21 Dr. Luke records a lengthy prophetic proclamation by  Jesus that we earlier skipped over. It is fitting that we end our consideration of Luke’s gospel…
  • Lessons From Dr. Luke – Luke 24 (5/1/2021) - by Bill Spaans: You may recall that in chapter one Dr. Luke stated that his purpose was to write an “orderly account” of the life and teachings of Jesus. In…
  • Lessons From Dr. Luke – Luke 23 (4/17/2021) - by Bill Spaans: Luke 23 deals with the trial, crucifixion, and burial of Jesus.  In Luke 23 we read that neither Pilot nor Herod found grounds to crucify Jesus.  But…
  • Lessons From Dr. Luke – Luke 22 (4/3/2021) - by Bill Spaans: The central element of chapter 22 as told by Dr. Luke is Jesus instituting the Lord’s Supper. The church has since faithfully observed this for over 2000…
  • Lessons From Dr. Luke – Luke 21 (3/20/2021) -       by Bill Spaans: Chapter 21 of Luke’s gospel comes in two parts – a rather lengthy prophecy that Jesus gave about the end times, which was proceeded by a…
  • Lessons From Dr. Luke – Luke 20 (3/6/2021) - by Bill Spaans: In chapter 20 Dr. Luke tells the story of a battle of wills.  On the one side is Jesus, who wants to fulfill His Father’s will.  Jesus…
  • Lessons From Dr. Luke – Luke 19 (2/20/2021) - by Bill Spaans: This week is the start of Lent, when we focus on the path that Jesus took in the last day before His crucifixion. Rather fitting then that…
  • Lessons From Dr. Luke – Luke 18 (2/6/2021) - by Bill Spaans: In Luke 18 Dr. Luke recounts several of Jesus’ teachings.  We read the parable about a persistent widow, and the parable of the Pharisee and the tax…
  • Lessons From Dr. Luke – Luke 17 (1/23/2021) - by Bill Spaans: The world seems to be in turmoil these days, with COVID-19 and political upheavals as everyday highlights in our news cycle.  We may well be wondering when…
  • Lessons From Dr. Luke – Luke 16 (1/9/2021) - by Bill Spaans: Well, here we stand at the brink of this New Year, and it seems that Doctor Luke still has a few lessons to teach us! In chapter…
  • Lessons From Dr. Luke – Luke 15 (12/20/2020) - by Bill Spaans: In John 1: 9 – 13 we read: The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and…
  • Lessons From Dr. Luke – Luke 14 (12/5/2020) - by Bill Spaans: We are now into the advent season.  Generally during this season of the church year, we focus on the amazing story of Jesus’ coming in a most…
  • Lessons From Dr. Luke – Luke 13 (11/21/2020) - by Bill Spaans: Luke 13 may be one of the darker chapters written by Dr. Luke.  In it he tells us the story of the women who had been crippled…
  • Lessons From Dr. Luke – Luke 12 (11/7/2020) - by Bill Spaans: In chapter 12 Dr. Luke presents us with some of the best loved sayings of Jesus.  Here are some of them: vs. 7 “– the very hairs…
  • Lessons From Dr. Luke – Luke 11 (10/24/2020) - by Bill Spaans: Chapter 11 of the gospel by Dr. Luke is packed with important life-lessons for us.  In this chapter Jesus teaches His disciples how to pray; about the…