Blog: Random Thoughts on Sunday's Sermon

Below are some random thoughts on this coming Sunday's message.  We hope they create a little time in your day to reflect on the journey of faith and life.  If they spur any thoughts, quotes, or experiences, please share them.  God moves among us as we share with each other.

May 28, 2014 | 12:00 pm
Posted by Former WECC Minister Rev. Jes Kast

Longtime residents of the Upper West Side have memories of iconic jazz musician Miles Davis living and playing in the neighborhood around West End Collegiate Church. This weekend, the City of New...

May 21, 2014 | 11:15 am
Posted by Former WECC Minister Rev. Jes Kast

It has been one month and one week since the 276 Nigerian girls were abducted from their school. It’s been one month and one week since mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, brothers, and sisters have...

May 5, 2014 | 11:13 am

Sibling rivalry is fierce in our house. My kids love each other, yet behave cruelly to each other, depending upon the time of day and how hungry they are. I suppose all four of us are like that. I...

April 16, 2014 | 12:41 pm
Posted by Former WECC Minister Rev. Michael Bos

Like everyone else, I like a certain level of predictability in my life—a spouse who loves me (even when I’m not acting very lovable!), a hot cup of coffee in the morning, my dog excitedly...

April 9, 2014 | 10:10 am
Posted by Former WECC Minister Rev. Michael Bos

This Sunday at 10:30 a.m. a group of West Enders will walk the streets of the city with Palms, distributing them to people who ask for them along the way. (It’s amazing how appreciative people are...

April 8, 2014 | 03:29 pm

At that moment the cock crowed. Then Peter remembered what Jesus had said: “Before the cock crows, you will deny me three times.” And he went out and wept bitterly. (Matthew 26:75)

This is...

March 27, 2014 | 11:43 am

Last week West End Collegiate Church sent me to attend and present a seminar at the Progressive Youth Ministry conference in Chicago. I am so grateful for the opportunity to represent our church...

March 14, 2014 | 02:27 pm

When I was in sixth grade, I did not like the educational praxis of my math teacher. I informed her that she was not teaching us in a stimulating way and that she could do a lot better to make the...

March 12, 2014 | 02:34 pm
Posted by Former WECC Minister Rev. Jes Kast

"Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first...

March 10, 2014 | 02:07 pm
Posted by Former WECC Minister Rev. Michael Bos

In coming across a quote from Bono, it prompted me to think about the nature of religion. Here’s what he said:

“Religion can be the enemy of God. It’s often what happens when God, like Elvis...

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