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Blessed are those Persecuted for Righteousness

Here’s the full audio of Pastor Michael’s sermon from November 19, 2017, reflecting on the eighth Beatitude in the Sermon on the Mount: And here’s a written excerpt, summarizing some thoughts on the Beatitudes and suggesting what Jesus meant by … Continue reading

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Blessed are Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness

Here’s the full audio of Pastor Michael’s sermon from October 15, 2017, reflecting on the fourth Beatitude in the Sermon on the Mount: And here’s a written excerpt, looking at what Jesus meant by “righteousness”: “Righteousness” is not a regular, … Continue reading

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MLK and “The Things that Make for Peace”

On December 20, 2015, I preached a sermon at Morden Mennonite Church on “The Things that Make for Peace.” I’ve excerpted some of that sermon already in a previous post, but in honour of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in … Continue reading

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“Turn the Other Cheek” ≠ “Be a Doormat”

This past Sunday I taught our adult Sunday Study class. As always, it turned into a wide-ranging discussion only remotely connected to the topic, in which we noted and immediately solved all the world’s problems. (Just kidding, of course. It took us at … Continue reading

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“From sea to sea”: On Canada, the Church, and the Kingdom of God

This post is adapted from my sermon this past Sunday. It was prompted by the reading from Zechariah 9:9-12 in light of both Canada Day and the Mennonite Church Canada Assembly this past week. A mari usque ad mare. “From … Continue reading

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