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Courage

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

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Rev. Ben discusses Jesus’ courage in the face of rejection by his own home town, and how that can inspire us to be be truth tellers, helping set things right and set ourselves (and others) free.

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Evolution of Inclusion

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

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Rev. Ben discusses Paul’s message of valuing all “members of the body”, highlighting how the church needs to keep throwing the doors open wide and to understand that all are needed.

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Water of Ignorance, Wine of Redemption

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

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On Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, Rev. Ben tackles the issue of white privilege — including white ignorance of inequality — and how we should strive to ensure that all are equally privileged and aware.

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Named and Renamed

Sunday, January 10th, 2016

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Rev. Talitha Phillips discusses the naming and baptism of Jesus, asking us to relate it to the names we have been given (liked or disliked) and to ponder the name that God gives us. Then everyone was sprinkled with water!

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Foreigners in Bethlehem

Sunday, January 3rd, 2016

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Rev Ben discusses Matthew’s story of Mary and Joseph, drawing out how it encourages us to move into new places, but also how it calls us to fully welcome refugees and foreigners.

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A Problem Pregnancy: A Troublesome Birth

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

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Rev. Dr. Keith Geckler reflects upon what the three kings discovered when they arrived at their destination.

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The Innkeepers Tale

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

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With the guidance of Rev. Talitha Phillips the Montclair Presbyterian Church Children and Youth tell the story of Bethlehem.

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The Protestant ‘Hail Mary’ Pass

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

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Rev. Daniel speaks about the Myth of the Virgin Mary and its relevance for progressive Christians today.

Scripture: Luke 1:26-55

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Preparing a Way

Sunday, December 6th, 2015

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Rev. Ben Daniel looks to the life and death of John the Baptist to assist our insight to the christian response to violence in the world.

Scripture Luke 3:1-6

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Champagne With You

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

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Rev. Ben Daniel, in full kilt, tackles the apocalypse, challenging us to see the message as it was originally intended: as a message of hope in a world made new.

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