Happy New Year, all,
Happy New Year, all,
Greetings, St. John’s,
When I was an undergraduate student at McMaster University in the late 1960s, one of my closest friends was David G. Benner. We met through Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship and were active in that campus organization.
After graduation, David and I lost touch, but we reconnected via the internet a couple of years ago, and, lo and behold, he, like me, had moved far from those evangelical roots in IVCF along a psycho-spiritual path of deep knowing, of self and the Divine. It was great to reconnect and discover that we had taken separate life journeys but arrived at a similar place.
David has written many books on the topic of spirituality. Check out his website at www.drdavidgbenner.ca and his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DrDavidGBenner I follow David’s daily meditations on Facebook.
If you enjoyed Bishop’s Michael’s 2013 Lenten recommendation of Richard Rohr’s book, Falling Upward, you will appreciate David’s spiritual insights as well. In fact, David has enjoyed a faculty appointment at the Richard Rohr Center for Action and Contemplation and is a visiting lecturer there.
One of his books, Surrender to Love, has just been published as an audiobook and is available at http://www.audible.com/
I highly recommend for your exploration the writing of Dr. David G. Benner.
There were 31 people at the 8am service last Sunday! A renaissance is happening. Wow! Lots of fun at the 10:30 service, especially with Halloween treats for the children from Barb. A great All Saints service. Blessings on all the saints, the living and the dead. Homily on nov.2.The Prodigal Father here.
Eleanor was attending the baptism of our grand-niece in TO last Sunday morning. My daughter and I met up with Eleanor at our son’s home to celebrate some family birthdays. It was a very pleasant, relaxing time together.
St. John’s is heading into a busy time, with the bazaar this coming Saturday, along with the Synod of the Diocese of Niagara at the cathedral in Hamilton on the same day. On Sunday, we will observe a Service of Remembrance at both services, with Duncan preaching at 8am, and me at 10:30. In just three weeks time, we will enter the season of Advent, that time of preparation for the joyous celebration of Christ’s birth. “The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.”
Join us for the Advent journey toward Christmas.