Am I Welcome Here

Matt 11:1 and 25-30 When we walk into a room full of people we usually gauge, on a sub conscious level, what the social temperature is. In short, we calculate whether this is a friendly crowd or not. It happens instinctively. Perhaps its due to our evolutionary past...

The Great Principles that Bind Us #2

The Great Principles That Bind Us: #2—”The World Is Our Family” The world we live in has become a rather confusing place for most of us. Things are changing so fast that we don’t know where we fit in or how we should react. A process has developed over the past...

We Share These Principles: #1—The Golden Rule

Matthew 7 (assorted verses) If there is one thing in the world that has been the cause of much good and much evil, it is religion. The world has the recorded witness together with modern day stories of the most wonderful people who modelled their lives on a religious...

Safe But Not Comfortable

Safe But Not Comfortable Rachel Held Evans, Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church, 21st century Rachel Evans, in her book, Searching for Sundays, says; “Imagine if every church became a place where everyone is safe, but no one is...

Can You Believe It

Can You Believe It? Colossians 1:1-14 (MSG) I was looking for some inspiring hints for today’s sermon and you cannot believe how helpful Google can be. In hindsight I realized that I had somehow dismissed all the Google leads that appeared to sound too “churchy”. My...

Longing for the Endless Immensity of Godliness

“Longing for the Endless Immensity of Godliness”* (*quote adapted from; Antoine de Saint-Exupery, 20th century “If you want to build a ship, don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to...