Tag Archives: Israel

Broken and Weary Peace Poles

This Sunday we are dedicating a new Peace Pole at St. Paul’s. Our existing one was installed shortly after the invasion of Iraq. It has endured some long, Hard Canadian winters. Over the years, it has reminded many of us … Continue reading

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It’s All About the Budget! Or is it????

Dear President Obama,Sorry I haven’t written lately. I really should have tried to get this note off to you much earlier. My time in Palestine and Israel as an Ecumenical Accompanier is over. I am really glad, I don’t have … Continue reading

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Revealing Myself

I have a strange ritual when I meet someone and I am “off duty”. On the golf course, I have learned introducing myself as a minister usually results in apologies, bad jokes, bizarre questions and worst of all horrible assumptions. … Continue reading

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Waiting on Saturday

This note will be in two parts. A section written in the morning and a section later. Part 1Today is the day between. A day throughout which I am never sure how I am to feel – for it is … Continue reading

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Change and Choices You Can Believe In

  I surprised and pleased to have received the following note the other day. Dear Steve,So sorry I missed you in Bethlehem. Bibi needed some extra time and that threw my schedule off. Then the sandstorm messed up my travel … Continue reading

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Yes – You Can in Bethlehem!

  Dear President Obama, It is great you will be visiting the Church of the Nativity here in Bethlehem. What an incredible place! I love to sit near it, sip coffee and contemplate what the stone walls have witnessed over … Continue reading

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A Very Complicated Relationship

‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is … Continue reading

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Fear and Loathing in the Holy Land

Luke 13: 1-6 Then Jesus told this parable: “A man had a fig tree growing in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it but did not find any. So he said to the man who took … Continue reading

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