Homilies by Rev. Andrew Collis unless indicated otherwise.
‘Connectedness, the highest truth’
Far from being an exclusive “guru” figure dispensing eternal wisdom, John’s Jesus invites all who see and hear him to join him in humility as the One who goes to the cross, united with Abba God in redemptive suffering for the world. God be with you …
When I see that someone has found a home in the church (“on the vine”), that someone is finding Christian liturgy and community meaningful and life-
I’m listening to a record by Canadian folk-
In 2018, back home after a long stint on the road, Lindeman became newly obsessed. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published its report warning of the effects of a 1.5-
To be one with Christ in his humility means to make sense of the suffering he endures. What action is best suited to redeeming/including the ignorant ones?
Ignorance conveys a depth of feeling. “I never believed in the robber/ I figured everything he took was gone,” Lindeman sings on “Robber”, a song about the world being so devalued that its destroyers escape scot-
With fearful lyrics juxtaposed against an ambitious, even romantic musical vision, the album’s expansiveness acts like a gesture of hope and determination.
Lindeman speaks of being “humbled” by the climate crisis and says the process of making the record involved breaking up with the “western, solitary-
In an interview with Will Schube of GQ magazine, Lindeman extrapolates:
“Sometimes my songs come from my surroundings. I’m not always sure whether it’s my feelings or the feelings around me that I’m writing about. On this album, I did actively think a lot about how music moves in the world and what it does …
“Following climate thinkers and reading their work, I learn all of these new thoughts about de-
Far from being an exclusive “guru” figure dispensing eternal wisdom, John’s Jesus invites all who see and hear him to join him in humility as the One who goes to the cross, united with Abba God in redemptive suffering for the world. Amen.