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.
Sunday, January 31st, 2016
Evolution of Inclusion
Sunday, January 24th, 2016
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.
Water of Ignorance, Wine of Redemption
Sunday, January 17th, 2016
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.
Named and Renamed
Sunday, January 10th, 2016
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!
Foreigners in Bethlehem
Sunday, January 3rd, 2016
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.
A Problem Pregnancy: A Troublesome Birth
Sunday, December 27th, 2015
Rev. Dr. Keith Geckler reflects upon what the three kings discovered when they arrived at their destination.
The Innkeepers Tale
Sunday, December 20th, 2015
With the guidance of Rev. Talitha Phillips the Montclair Presbyterian Church Children and Youth tell the story of Bethlehem.
The Protestant ‘Hail Mary’ Pass
Sunday, December 13th, 2015
Rev. Daniel speaks about the Myth of the Virgin Mary and its relevance for progressive Christians today.
Scripture: Luke 1:26-55
Preparing a Way
Sunday, December 6th, 2015
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
Champagne With You
Sunday, November 29th, 2015
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.