Faith and Worship

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May 9, 2019

Rev. Bronwyn Corlett writes on being called to serve: "There are disciples answering God’s call across this country—and that is what vocation is all about."

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May 8, 2019

Rev. Stephen Fetter writes that the resurrection doesn’t just mean that Jesus has escaped death. It means that the whole mission starts over again.

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April 26, 2019

Jane Dawson writes that the tragic fire at Notre Dame cathedral can remind us to look at what can be born when the defining symbols of our lives are changed.

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April 18, 2019

Rev. Stephen Fetter writes that Good Friday is a time when gathering with others to pray brings hope - even in the face of tragedy. 

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April 16, 2019

Global Guest Leonard Mtaita attended the Parliament of the World’s Religions and found faith leaders build common ground in peace and love. 
 

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April 12, 2019

In this Palm Sunday reflection, Rev. Stephen Fetter writes that, while the road to freedom offered by Jesus is hardly easy, it's worth working for.

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March 29, 2019

About this week's story of the Prodigal Son, Rev. Stephen Fetter writes, "Loving skillfully is hard. It's not enough simply to be warm and fuzzy." 

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March 18, 2019

In the blog post Rev. David Sherwin writes that being a Christian isn’t something we are, it is something we aspire to be. When we practice our faith we set ourselves free. 

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March 15, 2019

A reflection on Luke 13:31-35.

You’d think Jesus would be feeling at the top of his game.

Crowds are coming out to hear him every day of the week. The halt and the lame are waiting in line just for a chance to get near him. This chapter of Luke is peppered with parables and healings and teachings about the Kingdom of God. Every detail is breathlessly exciting.

And then some friends come — Pharisees, no less — with bad news. All the excitement is drawing the attention of the authorities. Herod, who already beheaded John the Baptist, has heard about...

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March 9, 2019

A reflection on the temptation of Jesus (Luke 4:1-13).

I seldom imagine Jesus as vulnerable to temptation. For me, Jesus is confident, outspoken, insightful, inspiring – even unshakable in his conviction that the world can and must be better, and that love is the way. But Jesus vulnerable to temptation? Doubting his calling, or his strategy? Second-guessing himself? That adds a whole different level of complexity to his mission for me.
 
We only get a couple of glimpses of that in the gospels – one is in this week’s reading, at the very beginning of his...