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.
Blessed Are The Greeks
Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
Snakes on a Plain
Sunday, March 15th, 2015
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.
A Generous Faith
Sunday, March 8th, 2015
Rev. Daniel talks about defining ones faith as progressive Christians in positives – of learning to live a “Generous Faith”. Scripture: John 2: 13-22
Saturday, March 7th, 2015
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.
Calling God to Repent
Sunday, February 22nd, 2015
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.
Beauty and Transfiguration
Sunday, February 15th, 2015
Healing the Whole
Monday, February 9th, 2015
Rev. Ben discusses the ways that Jesus’ healing stories are about restoring the whole person, and challenges us to see our connections to the earth and how we must take part in, and responsibility for, its healing.
What Are You Going to Do With Us?
Sunday, February 1st, 2015
Rev. Daniel looks at the story of Jesus and a man possessed by unclean spirits as guidance for the modern Christian response to today’s “demons”.
Scripture: Mark 1:21-28
Sunday, January 25th, 2015
Rev. Ben discusses the church’s Calvinist roots, focusing on the “doctrine of vocation”, showing it to be not only a great equalizer but also an invitation to everyone, everywhere, to do the work they have been called to do for the greater glory of God.
What Kind of People Worship There and Who is Their God?
Monday, January 19th, 2015
On Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, Rev. Ben argues that a church is at its most lively and vital when it engages with tricky social and political issues, and is ready to change and adapt to new understandings.