Rev. Robin King – We Are Jonah

Welcome back to the Six Ways From Sunday Podcast! This first episode of the 4th season of the show explores two well known stories and how they both relate to the current state of our world and recent events. As always, we hope your own spiritual journey is enriched by...

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A Come and See Community

I truly believe that the best way to know God is in community. And I interpret that broadly, far beyond just the idea of a religious community. I mean the common-unity that is us. All of us in creation. Go to church, sure. But you could also wonder at the...

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Just Like Jesus

“You are my son, the beloved; with you I am well pleased.” Mark 1:11. This verse from the Gospel of Mark comes from the story of Jesus being baptized in the Jordan river by John, the Baptizer. It’s, quite literally, the beginning: Mark’s story of Jesus begins with it. And...

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Where To Now?

What we often refer to as “The Christmas Story” is a combination of stories from different sources. You probably already new that. Some are biblical, some are tradition. The naming of the magi, for instance, is a tradition. The story from Matthew’s gospel doesn’t name them, but over the centuries...

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Meet Me At The Manger

I’m sure it’s a long journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem when you’re walking. It’s only a little over 100 km, but, back in the day, there’d only be a dusty dirt road made by the caravans and soldiers who travelled the route. It sure would have felt long. Even more...

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The Story Will Be Told

We have a Christmas play in our church service this Sunday. Lots of churches do a Christmas play. Usually on the third or fourth Sunday of Advent, but sometimes, really daring churches will do it on Christmas Eve. It’s a great idea, the Christmas play. It can be anything from...

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There is Joy in You

I think this might be the year I don’t say “Merry Christmas.” No, I’m not replacing it with “bah, humbug.” Nor do I think the “War on Christmas” is a real thing. It’s not. And I’m not looking to be politically correct, either, whatever that really means. Sure, I think...

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Everyone has a place in The Story

In the weeks of Advent, leading up to Christmas, we meet some of the characters of the Christmas Story. The angel Gabriel (who really should have appeared nine months ago), Mary, Joseph, we’ll meet other angels, shepherds, an innkeeper, maybe even the magi (they seem to arrive earlier every year)...

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“I saw the sign and it opened up my eyes”

(from the 1993 classic “The Sign” by Ace of Base) In the weeks leading up to Advent, many churches will be hearing stories from the gospels about “the end times.” Not from the Book of Revelation, but from the gospels. This is Jesus talking about the end of things and,...

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