On Transfiguration Sunday Rev. Daniel speaks about the importance of Beauty in our lives.
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.
In the Beginning
Sunday, January 11th, 2015
Rev. Ben discusses the new beginnings described at the start of the Gospel of Mark, relating it to our need to respond to violence at home and abroad with love and grace, helping make a new beginning for our world.
What Star Is This?
Sunday, January 4th, 2015
Rev. Ben Daniel discusses what has happened at MPC and in the wider world since he was voted in as pastor a year ago, and encourages us to stay focused on a higher purpose, much as the Magi followed the Christmas star.
Lock On to the Star
Sunday, December 28th, 2014
Visiting preacher, Rev. Vince Mok, reflected upon the journey of the Maggi as they traveled to see the newborn Christ Child and the lessons to be learned as they followed the Nativity Star. Scripture: Isaiah 60:1-6, & Matthew 2: 1-2, 7-12
In Search of Guadalupe
Sunday, December 21st, 2014
Preaching from Luke’s story of the birth of Jesus, Rev. Ben Daniel looks at the role of Mary and how today’s Protestant Christians may learn from her example.
Communion Homily: The Way Home
Sunday, December 7th, 2014
Rev. Daniel focuses on the events of the week, particularly racial injustice as he leads into the service of Communion.