October 7, 2018 - Abundance - Rev. Norm Seli

October 7, 2018

On Thanksgiving Sunday, Rev. Norm Seli considers the entire book of Job and what it might have to say about the true meaning of abundance. 

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September 30, 2018 - Cutting Words - Rev. Norm Seli

September 30, 2018

Rev. Norm Seli threw his sermon away today... and this is what came out.   A engagement with Jesus' teaching to cut off our hands or feet, remove our eyes if they should cause us to stumble. (Mark 9:38-50).  He draws in Orange Shirt Day, as well as salt and Jesus apparent lack of concern over who's healing in who's name. See what happens when the preacher tosses his notes...

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September 23, 2018 - Come as a Child - Rev. Norm Seli

September 23, 2018

Rev. Seli engages with Mark's Gospel (Mark 9:30-37) in which Jesus, while talking about his death and resurrection, invites his disciples to welcome the child.  Norm wonders what do children have to do with death and resurrection.  

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September 16, 2018 - Who do you say that I am going? - Jason Francis Meyers

September 16, 2018

Jason Francis Meyers engages with Mark's Gospel (Mark 8:27-38) in which Jesus asks his disciples "Who do people say that I am?" and more importantly, "Who do you say that I am?" and wonders with us about who Jesus is to us... and more importantly, "Where is he taking us as we follow him..."   And engaging, thoughtful and spritual way to spend a few minutes...

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September 2, 2018 - Come Away with Me - Rev. Norm Seli

September 2, 2018

Rev. Norm Seli engages with the Song of Songs and using a series of Love Letters, wonders if we can describe faith in the ways that describe Romance and romantic relationships.  

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August 28, 2018 - Shepherd, Light, Bread - Rev. Anne Dionisio

September 2, 2018

Reflecting on the Parable of the Good Shepherd and some of the "I am" statements of Jesus in John's Gospel (10:1-11, 8:12, 6:35, 6:56-69), Rev. Anne Dioniso wonders about Shepherd, Light and Bread.  

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August 19, 2018 - Wisdom Calling - Rev. Anne Dionisio

September 2, 2018

Drawing on the Gospel of John (6:51-58) as well as Proverbs 8 and 9, Rev. Dionisio wonders about the nature of Wisdom and how it calls to us. 

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August 12, 2018 - Christians say the Craziest Things - Rev. Norm Seli

August 12, 2018

Wondering about Paul's advice to the Ephesians (4:25ff) to be tenderhearted, let no evil come from their mouths and to be forgiving... finding a bit naieve for 2018 and wondering about Jesus as the "Bread of Life" (John 6).. Rev. Seli looks at some of the crazy things that Christians say... 

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August 5, 2018 - The Elephant in the Room - Rev. Norm Seli

August 5, 2018

Rev. Seli, in the wake of hearing of David being called out by the Prophet Nathan for taking Bathsheba as his wife after killing her husband (2 Samuel) and Psalm 51 in which David confesses his sin and acknowledges that he is a sinner since his mother conceieved him, wonders about sin - what it is, what it isn't and why it actually makes him hopeful.  (Don't fall asleep -that would be sin.... you'll understand after you've listened)

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July 29, 2018 - There is Enough - Rev. Norm Seli

July 29, 2018

Rev. Norm Seli engages with the story of Jesus feeding 5000 people with 5 loaves and 2 fish (John 6); he reflects on his experience at United Church General Council 43, the reality of privilige and racism and wonders how we might be different if we were to live from an assumption of abundance rather than scarcity.  

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