It's Just Kevin's Corner

Thoughts from a Canadian Vicar


January 2011

Love not Hate

The great American Preacher Henry Emerson Fosdick insisted that “Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.” On Wednesday David Kato, an outspoken advocate for human rights and one of the  most visible... Continue Reading →

A Sad Farewell

I was in Chicago for studies for the first two weeks of January. Sometimes when you are away you miss the news. Last week, at lunch with a parishioner, I learned about the death of a 63 year old man... Continue Reading →

Action Regardless of Fear

OUR POLICE – TAKING ACTION REGARDLESS OF FEAR Ambrose Redmoon wrote, “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.  The timid presume it is lack of fear that allows... Continue Reading →

Marking the Birthday of Martin Luther King

Today our neighbours in America mark the birthday of Martin Luther King. Morgan Freeman has asserted that “Martin Luther King is not a black hero but an American hero.” That is a fair statement to say the least. Martin Luther... Continue Reading →

God to you – “I Dearly Love You!”

Fredrick Buechner writes; "We must be careful with our lives, for Christ's sake, because it would seem that they are the only lives we are going to have in this puzzling and perilous world, and so they are very precious... Continue Reading →

What is the Benefit of Studying at McCormick?

The mission and goals section of McCormick Theological Seminary's wepage says that the school is “...a community of learning and teaching, challenged by the Holy Spirit and grounded in God’s transforming love for the world in Jesus Christ. We are... Continue Reading →

Exorcise Judgement and Exercise Compassion

Henri Nouwen writes: “To the degree that we accept that through Christ we ourselves have been reconciled with God we can be messengers of reconciliation for others. Essential to the work of reconciliation is a nonjudgmental presence. We are not... Continue Reading →

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