Ministers' Blog

Occasional musings from one of our ministers or worship leaders.

Living with faith

Faith is the substance of things hoped for,the evidence of things not seen. These words from the letter to the Hebrews were the basis of one of the first sermons I prepared. In my youthful way I used the bible as a sort of resource book and enjoyed finding definitions that would help me understand its ideas. Faith seemed a…

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One journey many Paths

Then people shall come from east and west, north and south, and will eat in the kingdom of God. Luke 13:29. This is a great statement of Jesus against any prejudice or discrimination in the formation of the kingdom of God. To be part of the work of God does not depend on our origins, orientation, culture or experience of…

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Reflecting on Advent

A new star travels across the heavens, magi study their charts and make ready for a journey, and a carpenter and his betrothed, heavily pregnant, prepare to make the journey demanded of them by the Roman authorities to be counted in a census in Bethlehem.  And when these events converge, the angels sing and the world rejoices that God has…

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Conflict and Forgiveness

Ancient stories from the beginning of the bible are written by people trying to make sense of things. Some of them focus on the universal human use of retaliation. Violence and war are the children of the human need to get even. From the very earliest times right up to this century conflict is often created by the need to…

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