Sunday, December 28, 2008

Who Is This Baby Anyway?

We hear in the gospels not one but three versions of Jesus' origins. Each gospel writer reveals who this holy child is to him. Who is he to each of us? listen view

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Heart of Christmas

Christmas message from the Christmas Eve Choral Candlelight service.
listen view Part 1: There Comes a Time
listen view Part 2: Room in the Inn
listen view Part 3: Sign of the Manger
listen view Part 4: Dawn from on High
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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Do Not be Afraid

The angel, Gabriel spoke to Mary, calming her fears, in a time when there was a lot to be afraid of. Her trust in God is an expression of the courage this gave her. This calming of the fear is at the heart of Christian theology -- the unconditional promise of God's presence and support. It is reassurance in the face of a frightening and threatening world.
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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Voice in the Wilderness

The prophetic heritage of promise is gathered up and bestowed upon this picture of the Baptist preparing the way for the more powerful one. The people were baptized then as an affirmation of the hope and active preparation for a new era of their history. Jesus was baptized as an expression of his embracing of that promise and of the mission that was his. Our baptism represents our enrolment in that heritage of promise. And the baptism of each new child expresses our bequest to the future.
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