Once upon a time (true story!) there were two women who were both leaders in the church, and who worked alongside each other joyfully. But then something happened: an argument? a power struggle? Whatever it was, soon both women were robbed of their joy and the church found itself embroiled in an argument. The women were Euodia and Syntyche, and their story is 2000 years old, but in actuality, it is a story that happens every day. What causes these sorts of divisions in our churches. More importantly, how can we prevent them and deal with them when they occur. This is the focus of our second message taken from Paul's letter to the church at Philippi.
Canon Robert Hurkmans was the priest at St. James and St. Brendan from 2006 to 2018.