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Are Sheep Really Dumb?*

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

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Contrasting the metaphor of sheep of common stereotype with sheep as the actually are, Rev. Daniel sees how thoughtful Christians may grow in understanding.

*title abbreviated (absit inuria)

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Resurrection Hospitality

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

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As disciples encountered the risen Jesus on the road to Emmaus and became aware of his presence only at the breaking of bread, Rev. Daniel reminds us that we can find his presence at the dinner table and learn what it means to live in the reality of Easter. Scripture: John 24:13-35

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Doubt as Moral Responsibility

Monday, April 13th, 2015

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Rev. Daniel  speaks about the importance of doubt in a life of faith.

Scripture 20: 24-30

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Resurrection: Not Easy but Good

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

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Rev. Ben Daniel reflects upon what it can mean when one’s life is “Touched by Resurrection” when we affirm “He is Risen Indeed!!”

Scripture: Mark 16

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Always Look On The Bright Side of Life?

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

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Rev Ben brings Monty Python to MPC, using their song as a reminder to not skip over the suffering of Holy Week, but to dwell in it, and focus on the ways that God is with us through it all.

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Blessed Are The Greeks

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

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Rev. Ben discusses John 12:20-33, focusing on Jesus’ joy at meeting the “outsiders” of the day, and how it relates to our current attempts to be as inclusive as possible, for the greater glory of God.

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Snakes on a Plain

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

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Talitha Phillips preaches about the snakes of Numbers 21: how the story calls us to face our pain to start the healing process, and the dangers of turning our pain, instead of salvation, into an idol.

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A Generous Faith

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

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Rev. Daniel talks about defining ones faith as progressive Christians in positives – of learning to live a “Generous Faith”. Scripture: John 2: 13-22

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Human Failure

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

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Rev. Ben discusses human failure: how it sometimes becomes unexpected success, and how it helps us gain compassion for others, encouraging us to be with them, as God is, in their suffering.

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Calling God to Repent

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

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Noting that in scripture God is represented as capable of changing God’s mind, Talitha Phillips, Coordinator for Children, Youth and Family Life, talks about the importance of change.

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