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...

Make it Count

“Make It Count” Ephesians 5, selected verses. How can we not give thanks for the land we love? This place we call home with its rich human story. A history joys and sorrows, of humanity and slavery, of liberty and sacrifice has shaped all of us. We breathe its air and...

Kingdom; Children at the Border

“KINGDOM” Matthew 6:25-33 One’s personal belief is something very personal and intimate. For some of us our belief, our faith convictions, are very important to us and we intentionally commit ourselves to learning more, questioning our own interpretations, shaping our...