Sunday, November 23, 2008

Allegiance to Compassion

The separation of the nations is based on compassion. This is so central to the Gospel. The topic “Reign of Christ” (Christ the King Sunday) raises the question “what is it that reigns in our life, our hearts, and our world?” The answer is “compassion”. Exactly what Christ represents. listen view

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Telling Our Stories

The stories we tell each other, including what we read in the Bible, are subject to interpretation and re-interpretation. How do we navigate through the layers to claim a message that gives meaning in our day? listen view

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Keep Awake

Our choices actually do matter...empires do fall: all of them! The day of the Lord is not a good day for the Emperor! Something at the heart of Jesus teachings contains the core of Wisdom, and Wisdom does include the sense of consequence, not so much as punishment, but as simply the effect of our choices---and therefore rooted in a sense of true freedom.
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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Beyond Empire

Micah, like Isaiah criticizes the empire: exposing the inner corruption. And Jesus criticizes the Jewish leaders of his day, denouncing the hypocrisy of their arrogance. This touches the deep distortion of human endeavour, the tendency for civilization always to become imperial (Crossan). So the question to explore is: "How do (can) we move beyond empire?"