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Master Sermon

Weekly powerhouse sermons based on the traditional lectionary.

 

 No Kids Left Behind

Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.

Story Sermon

Interactive metaphor-rich sermons based on the new Story Lectionary along with Image Exegesis.

 

 Ask Jacob!

Are  you guilty of the sin of distraction?

 

My Prayer For You

Pastor’s Prayer for 23 September 2018

O Eternal God and King of all creation, who has granted me to arrive at this hour, forgive me the sins that I have committed today in thought, word and deed, and cleanse, O Lord, my humble soul from all defilement of flesh and spirit. And grant me, O Lord, to pass the sleep of this night in peace, that when I rise from my bed I may please Your most holy Name all the days of my life and conquer my flesh and the fleshless foes that war with me. And deliver me, O Lord, from vain and frivolous thoughts, and from evil desires which defile me. For Yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

St Macarius the Great, 300–391 AD

 

Sound Theology with Colleen Butcher

 

The Queen of Soul

We have now have had a few weeks to reflect on the influence and impact of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Her music touched every genre and her artistry inspired vocalists and instrumentalists for generations. Her spiritual roots formed a foundation of generosity...

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The Open Table

The Case for Christ

The Case for Christ, starring
Rated PG; available on Netflix
Review by Ashley Davis

Quite honestly, I was prepared to not really enjoy this movie—I tend to be skeptical of mainstream faith films—but I was pleasantly surprised. The Case for Christ provides a look into the true story of journalist Lee Strobel’s journey from atheism to faith in Christ.

Some people are going to be turned off no matter what simply because of the content. But I felt like The Case for Christ did a good job of not being heavy handed or too preachy, and it provided a decent storyline. For some believers who are questioning their faith and trying to find truth in today’s “alternative fact” world, this film can provide a launching point for their own explorations of the support for the resurrection. read more…

The Digital Feast with Derek White

Reading, Language, and Understanding

Skim reading is the new normal. The effect on society is profound. Summary: “When the reading brain skims texts, we don’t have time to grasp complexity, to understand another’s feelings or to perceive beauty. We need a new literacy for the digital age.” Read more at:...

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