Category Archives: Interfaith Interactions

Interfaith Interactions intends to initiate learning and sharing with other faiths; our intention in this discussion is to define this initiative.

Ask Andrew 6 (2018): The Meaning of Jerusalem

“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! Q: Talk about the history of Jerusalem as the … Continue reading

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Ask Andrew 5: The Source of My Views on the LGBTQ Community

“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! What was the transformative experience in your life that … Continue reading

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Ask Andrew 4 (2018): Reading the Old Testament

“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! Should we study the Old Testament, given that it … Continue reading

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Canada Day 2018: Putting Our Best Foot Forward

Last year, as we celebrated Canada’s 150th anniversary, I had really mixed feelings. I was nostalgic for the unbridled pride and joy of Expo 67, Centennial year, when I was too young to be aware of politics or social issues. … Continue reading

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Gone but Not Forgotten

It’s time for a rant. I’m getting really tired of having all Christians lumped in together with the literalists, the fundamentalists and the creationists. Too many people who embrace secularism don’t see the distinctions within a faith. The recent remarks … Continue reading

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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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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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