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“Restore Us, O God!” Lent and Easter Sermons

Through this season of Lent, through Holy Week to Easter Sunday, we are calling on God to revive us, to renew us, to restore us. Pastor Michael’s sermons explore various dimensions of our very human experience of faith. This blog … Continue reading

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An Anabaptist Does Advent (Annual Repost)

This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent. Here’s a post from two years ago that introduces the idea of following the seasons of the church year as a way of grounding our lives in the story of Jesus. It reflects my own Canadian experience … Continue reading

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Why in the World Do I Believe in Jesus’ Resurrection?

Alice laughed. “There’s no use trying,” she said: “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed … Continue reading

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The Foolishness of the Cross

A meditation on the cross which I gave last year at the Morden Good Friday Community Service, April 18, 2014. It is based on 1 Corinthians 1:18-25. A few years ago I was fortunate to be able to go to Israel-Palestine … Continue reading

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An Anabaptist Does Advent (Repost)

This Sunday we are beginning a six-month journey of “Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time.” The journey starts with Advent, “Waiting for Jesus.” Here’s a post from last year that introduces the idea of following the seasons of the church year as … Continue reading

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Good Friday, Better Sunday

Today Christians observe Good Friday, one of the most important days of the Christian calendar. Work will be set aside, worship services will be attended, and sombre reflection will mix with effusive joy in celebration of this “Good Friday.” But … Continue reading

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