Author Archives: Tim Chesterton

About Tim Chesterton

Family man, pastor, storyteller, musician, songwriter. E-mail me at timchesterton at outlook dot com

Preliminary sermon thoughts on Matthew 20:1-16

This is not a sermon; it’s just my initial musings on the text for Sunday. 1 ‘For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire labourers for his vineyard. 2After agreeing … Continue reading

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Unlimited Forgiveness (a sermon for November 14th on Matthew 18:21-35)

We’ve been getting some lessons in honesty, reconciliation and forgiveness from Jesus in the past few weeks. Last Sunday’s gospel, immediately before this one, told us that if we have something against a brother or sister in Christ, instead of … Continue reading

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Meadowvale (a prequel to ‘A Time to Mend’): Chapter 26

Link back to Chapter 25 This is a work of fiction; I haven’t yet finished it, and it will probably get revised after it’s finished. It tells the story of Tom and Kelly’s marriage; readers of A Time to Mend will know that … Continue reading

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‘To find the hand of Franklin reaching for the Beaufort Sea’

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says one of Canada’s greatest mysteries now has been solved, with the discovery of one of the lost ships from Sir John Franklin’s doomed Arctic expedition. “This is truly a historic moment for Canada,” Harper said.  At … Continue reading

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Mandolin Orange: ‘Waltz about Whiskey’

We heard these two at the Edmonton Folk Festival and we thought they were ‘mighty fine’.   Mandolin Orange’s website is here. Their latest album is ‘This Side of Jordan‘, and ‘Waltz about Whiskey’ is on it.

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Repentance and Reconciliation (a sermon on Matthew 18:15-20)

Note: I would like to acknowledge my debt to Alan and Eleanor Kreider and Paulus Widjaja and their very fine book ‘A Culture of Peace‘. Their analysis of Matthew 18:15-20 was a big help to me as I was preparing this sermon. I … Continue reading

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Meadowvale (a prequel to ‘A Time to Mend’): Chapter 25

Link back to Chapter 24. This is a work of fiction; I haven’t yet finished it, and it will probably get revised after it’s finished. It tells the story of Tom and Kelly’s marriage; readers of A Time to Mend will know that … Continue reading

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