Author Archives: Andrew Jensen

A Change of Heart

Remember Joseph and his Amazing Coat of Many Colours? (Note how I carefully avoided copyright violation there?) Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery in Egypt, after briefly plotting to murder him. Over the following years, Joseph was a slave, a … Continue reading

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The New Gentiles: Peace in a Multi-Faith Age

We humans are good at the game of “us and them.” We set ourselves apart from each other, often without much conscious thought. It’s not surprising. Learning to distinguish differences is a necessary human skill, and we make a point … Continue reading

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One Christian’s Response to Donald Trump’s Election

The election of Donald Trump has stirred up a hornet’s nest. One thing that particularly struck me was listening to parents say: “what shall we tell our children? We teach them not to be bullies, and now a bully has … Continue reading

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Brexit Reflections

Brexit Reflections First Lesson: Exodus 22:21  You shall not wrong or oppress a resident alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt. Second Lesson: Acts 10:44-48 While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who … Continue reading

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The Right to Die

“Ask Andrew” is an annual opportunity for members of Knox to ask questions of faith and religion. Andrew answers them in the Sunday morning service, and now in this blog. Enjoy! Ask Andrew 3: The Right to Die Q: Given … Continue reading

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Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

“Ask Andrew” is an annual opportunity for members of Knox to ask questions of faith and religion. Andrew answers them in the Sunday morning service, and now in this blog. Enjoy! Ask Andrew 2 (2016): Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary Mary, … Continue reading

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Ask Andrew #1 (2016): Feeding the Wolf

“Ask Andrew” is an annual opportunity for members of Knox to ask questions of faith and religion. Andrew answers them in the Sunday morning service, and now in this blog. Enjoy! Ask Andrew 1 (2016): Feeding the Wolf This question … Continue reading

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Knox Sweeps the Awards

Okay, perhaps that title is a bit over the top, but at the Ward 9 volunteer awards last night people from Knox did very well. First up was Betty Usher, who was recognized as “Senior Volunteer” for her work at … Continue reading

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The Value of Pride

  It has been a few years since I last participated in the Ottawa Pride parade. I have been on vacation in August most summers, so I simply missed it. This year I got the chance to go again. I … Continue reading

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Ask Andrew 6: Science & Religion

“Ask Andrew” is an annual opportunity for members of Knox to ask questions of faith and religion. Andrew answers them in the Sunday morning service, and now in this blog. Enjoy! Ask Andrew 6: Science & Religion I often see … Continue reading

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