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Master Sermon

Weekly powerhouse sermons based on the traditional lectionary.

Pencil, Ink, and Stone

Pencil? Or ink? That is the question of adiaphora!

Story Sermon

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


Heart of a Pelican

Having a ticket to ride is not about being first in line.

My Prayer For You

Pastor’s Prayer for 28 January 2018

Hail to Thee! True body sprung
From the Virgin Mary’s womb!
The same that on the cross was hung
And bore for man the bitter doom.
Thou Whose side was pierced and flowed
Both with water and with blood;
Suffer us to taste of Thee
In our life’s last agony.
O kind, O loving One!
O Jesus, Mary’s Son!


–“Hail to Thee, True Body Sprung” by Thomas Aquinas


Sound Theology with Colleen Butcher


Artists and Their Thoughts 2

To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time. —Leonard Bernstein   This well-known quote by American-born composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein usually elicits laughter; partly because of its wittiness, but mostly because...

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The Open Table

The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman, starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, and Zac Efron, rated PG

–Review by Ashley Linne


If you enjoy musicals such as Moulin Rouge or Newsies, you will love The Greatest Showman. If you hate musicals, you will still enjoy The Greatest Showman, but you’ll have to suspend disbelief a little more than the rest of us. (Said with a smile!) Hugh Jackman shines in this adaptation of the visionary P. T. Barnum’s origin story.

The film is visually stunning from costumes to choreography, and the music is spectacular and moving. I am going to have the soundtrack on repeat for a while. A whole review could be written on the song lyrics alone!

The Greatest Showman tells a tale from the past but explores several pertinent and relevant themes to our culture today. The ones that stood out to me the brightest were those of belonging and being chosen. read more…

The Digital Feast with Derek White

Free Speech

  OUR BEST HOPE FOR CIVIL DISCOURSE ONLINE IS ON ... REDDIT Summary: Had my desire for revenge made a Mengele of me? Worse still, was I trying to pass off my personal revenge fantasy as high-minded and rational, inspired by Google searches I digni­fied as...

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