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Committed to Peace

A sermon by Pastor Michael Pahl on September 23, 2018, called “Committed to Peace.” The sermon is the third in a series exploring our church vision and mission statements. Here is a written excerpt from the introduction: Grace and peace … Continue reading

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Love, not Violence

Here’s the full audio of Pastor Michael’s sermon from January 28, 2018, on Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 5:38-48. This is part of our second series this year on the Sermon on the Mount, this one focused on “Love as the … Continue reading

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The (S)Word-Wielder

Jesus, coming as a divine warrior to slaughter God’s enemies. How do we make sense of this vision of judgment in Revelation 19? Let’s sharpen the question: How can we reconcile this Jesus with the Jesus of Revelation 5, where … Continue reading

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The Horrors of the Apocalypse

Revelation 6, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: domination, war, economic injustice, and death. Revelation 8-9, the Seven Trumpets and Three Woes: volcanoes, earthquakes, plagues of insects and disease, and war, always more war. Revelation 12-13, the Dragon and his … 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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