Jesus is back, and he brought the wine!

Right at the start of his ministry, Jesus gathers with ordinary people, in the sketchy part of town, and he brings wine to the party! And not just any wine, the good stuff. Was the “water into wine” simply a parlour trick, or truly a miracle? What are miracles, magic,...

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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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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 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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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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Christ the King : What does that look like?

He’s not the “King” they were expecting, and the image that we have of Jesus even today is likely very different from his actual physical appearance. Our depictions of Jesus say a lot more about us than they do about him, and that’s worth exploring as we come to the...

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Does Size Matter?

We are wired to seek validation, we love to feel significant and we seek recognition and attention in order to trust that our work and our lives matter. So how do we measure value, impact or success? Jesus reminds us that even the enormous stones of the temple will become...

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Let’s talk politics for a minute

Our culture talks a lot about separating “Church” and “State”. But we also have elected officials who frequently make claims to be doing God’s work, and then lead us in a direction that looks anything but Christ-like. Let’s rewind 2,000 years. Jesus was a political activist. He also encouraged us...

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Why we created Halloween (oh, and “the Devil”)

All Hallows Eve, Trick-Or-Treating, and “the Devil”. What are they, and why did we make them up? I know what you’re thinking, “is this seriously a podcast of a Minister talking about Satan not being, real?”. Well, yes. Yes it is. And we talk about lots of other fascinating stuff,...

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