Remember your baptism

In the weeks between Christmas and Lent, many churches observe the season of Epiphany. Epiphany means a revealing or a knowing of the meaning of something in a way which has a profound impact. When one has an epiphany, it’s more than a moment of enlightenment, it can lead to...

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Ty Wilson – Why Don’t You Come To Church?

To kick off Season 2 we’ve invited Ty Wilson to join Robin and Ben on the show, and we put him on the spot to answer a question that perplexes “church people” as much as it sometimes terrifies non-church goers, and that is “why don’t you come to church?”.

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Tis the season

January 6 is Epiphany on the church calendar, the day set aside to celebrate the arrival of the magi to see Jesus. The magi, or “wise men” or, traditionally, the Three Kings, followed the star to Bethlehem, seeking the prophesied King. The story appears in Matthew 2:1-12. Well, spoiler alert:...

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More Than A Day

I hope you’re having a Joyful Christmas. You can have a merry one, too, and a happy one, but it isn’t always, and a few weeks back, I said that I would wish for everyone’s Christmas to be “joyful.” I mean that, so … Joyful Christmas to you. And no,...

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I Wanna Know What Love Is

Hope, Peace, Joy, and this week, Love. The fourth Sunday of Advent explores how we feel and express love, an emotion and force that can’t be explained or defined but must be experienced, lived and shared in order to be understood. After this week we’ll be taking a break from...

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Where’s your Joy?

This year, I plan on wishing everyone a “Very Joyful Christmas.” I’m planning on it. I’ll probably forget every now and then and go with the old standard “Merry Christmas.” Some people like a good “Happy Christmas.” Or the new (relatively) “Happy Holidays,” to be more inclusive. Or even a...

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Where’s the Joy this Christmas?

It’s the 3rd Sunday of Advent. We’ve been exploring Hope and Peace the last couple weeks, and now it’s time to talk about Joy. Just like Peace is so much more than “the absence of conflict or violence”, Joy too has so much depth and meaning to explore. Maybe by...

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Peace – Creating a Sacred Moment

“Peace is what’s inside you that allows something creative and life-giving to happen.” Sometimes, to get to that place of creating a sacred moment that lets Peace in, some hard work, conflict and difficult conversation, is required. This 2nd Sunday of Advent, Ben and Rev. Robin King explore what Peace...

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Try saying that three times

I’m very grateful that there are people willing to get up in front of a room full of other people and help lead by reading something. Especially when that something is scripture. Even if you invite people to read from the translation or version that they’re most comfortable with, sooner...

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Christmas is Coming: Hope-Fully

The first Sunday of Advent is this week, hopefully. Yes, hopefully, as in “it definitely is happening and we’re so excited!”. Is that how we’re approaching Christmas this year? Is that how we bring Hope to others all through the year, and into our own times of joy or pain...

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