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Some of us are oppressed by our failures. Some of us are imprisoned by our success.
We are tempted to believe that the spiritual life is about maintaining our own moral purity. According to Peter, it's about crossing boundaries to minister to "impure" people.
Where death reigns it is only counteracted by resurrection.
The most surprising thing about grace is who it’s given to.
The sixth and final sermon in our series “Practicing Christian” on the practice of giving and generosity.
An introduction to prayer and Ignatian Spirituality by Catherine Kelly, Retreat Director at St. Mark's Parish, UBC.
Followers of Jesus are obviously called to serve others, but why? What are we doing?
Part 3 in our sermon series "Practicing Christian" on the Six Spiritual Practices for Following Jesus.
Part 2 in our Lenten sermon series “Practicing Christian.”
Part one, “Spiritual Friendships,” in our sermon series Practicing Christian on Six Marks of Discipleship.
Moses' face shines with forgiveness when the Israelites expect punishment.
This week’s sermon is from guest preacher, retired United Church Minister, the Rev. Murray Etty.
If Christ has been raised. then this life is a journey fixed toward the most beautiful destination: the eternity of God’s never ending love.
The point of the resurrection isn't just that it happened. The point is that it happens.
Love is one of those words that needs a more concrete definition.
At our healthiest the church looks like Jesus, with Christ walking, talking, reaching out, mending lives and pulling down division through us.
We are each given spiritual gifts, all gifts are equal, and all gifts are given for the common good.
We have many identities, but baptism reveals our God-given identity--one that no one can take away.
We tend to see freedom as freedom from authority and other people. Freedom, according to the biblical narrative, is the freedom to serve the right person.
“Jesus is God” doesn’t do Christianity or the meaning of Christmas justice. But if God is like Jesus, that’s good news for us all.
“The truth is, the tremendous good news is, that ours is a God of both the darkness and the light; despair and joy. We celebrate a God who willingly enters the darkness in order to bring the light.”
Mary speaks as if God has already accomplished everything. But she’s right: God has already won. We might as well give up and join in.
When Christ is present our deepest inward longings are met.
When we hear this story we tend to focus on the Virgin Birth. But there may be a greater miracle here: the fact that Mary says "yes."
Revelation 12 suggests that there's more going on under the surface of the Christmas story, and more going on in our own lives, than what we can see and touch.
The idea of a monarch sounds pretty outdated, medieval, oppressive, even. But followers of Jesus call him Lord and King because he's completely unlike any other king.
Our culture's imagination is filled with apocalyptic images of doom and destruction. Apocalyptic literature, however, is intended to stoke hope in the emergence of a new thing.