The Reverend Canon Ken Malcolm

A Holy Adventure

The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.” ~ Matthew 3:3 With these words the status quo is shattered and a holy adventure begins. With these words the listener enters sacred time. In Mircea Eliade’s seminal work The Sacred and the Profane, he argued that […]

The Reverend Canon Ken Malcolm

Blessed Be the Longing

Welcome to our Advent 2016 Faith Formation Blog. I hope you enjoy reading and praying your way into Advent with some of our bloggers.  To get things started, I offer you a poem (a prayer really) from the writer John O’Donohue which appears in his collection To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for December 4, 2016 Second Sunday of Advent THE READINGS   First Reading: Isaiah 11:1-10 1 A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. 2 The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him, the spirit of […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for November 27, 2016 First Sunday in Advent   THE READINGS  First Reading: Isaiah 2:1-5 1  The word that Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. 2 In days to come the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest of the mountains, […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for November 20, 2016 Feast of Christ the King THE READINGS First Reading: Jeremiah 23:1-6 1 Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! says the Lord. 2 Therefore thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who shepherd my […]