Sermons from October 2018

Sermons from October 2018

On Being Well.

On Being Well. Times are difficult. The fabric of society is breaking down and the community is being destroyed. The symbolic world that supported life is collapsing. Serious questions are emerging from this turmoil. Are the nation’s political, cultural, religious and even military structures collapsing? How do we deal with the collapse of everything that we hold dear? I…

Two Sides of the Gospel.

Two Sides of the Gospel As minister of Word and Sacrament I promised in the words of the Book of Church order and the document that I signed, “to preach and teach the good news of salvation in Christ, to build up and equip the church for mission in the world, to free the enslaved, to relieve the oppressed, to comfort the afflicted, and to walk humbly with God.” I do my…

Impossible?

Impossible? This morning we gather as a religious community. Yes, we are a group of religious people! The word religion comes from the Latin that means ‘to show respect for what is sacred’. There is no culture recorded in human history which has not practiced some form of religion. A study of comparative religion reveals that all religions have some…

Now We Know!

Now We Know! A useful technique to deal with stress, anxiety and uncertainty is to find a neutral space or as they say “go to neutral.” This neutral space could be a physical or an emotional place! “Going to neutral” supposedly will give you the opportunity to recalibrate, to re-orientate yourself. Once you find this space you may be able to look at the problem from a…