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.

October 22, 2014 | 12:13 pm
Posted by Rev. Jes Kast

Wasn’t Sunday a glorious day as all creatures of God lifted up our voices and sang? It was a privilege to meet many new furry friends and listen to stories of how animals have provided...

October 17, 2014 | 10:08 am

This Sunday, October 19, we’ll celebrate the holiness of all the creatures of the earth.  This is probably my favorite Sunday of the year - I just love to look out at all the pets sitting in...

October 15, 2014 | 03:15 pm
Posted by Rev. Jes Kast

Have you ever read Scripture from the perspective of the animals? Have you ever wondered how many times an animal is the main character in a story in Scripture? It’s quite interesting to read...

October 14, 2014 | 10:16 am
Posted by Rev. Michael Bos

For a blog, I was recently looking for an image of dogs being walked on the street, and so I Googled "dogs on street image." I was heartbroken by the photographs that resulted. There were starving...

October 8, 2014 | 12:44 pm
Posted by Rev. Jes Kast

This Sunday we reveal the top three beliefs that are difficult for West Enders. We’ve dedicated a lot of thought and time into preparing this series and I’m so excited about our collective...

October 6, 2014 | 02:40 pm
Posted by Rev. Michael Bos

The survey results on “beliefs that bother you” are in, and we now know the top three beliefs with which you struggle. It was wonderful to see so many of you participate. It was also fascinating...

October 1, 2014 | 03:39 pm
Posted by Rev. Jes Kast

One of my favorite spiritual writers of the 16th century is Saint Teresa of Avila. Teresa was a Spanish Christian mystic who was known for having a deep communion with Jesus. She...

September 30, 2014 | 03:18 pm
Posted by Rev. Michael Bos

We have always carried the notion that religious commitments shape our social and political views. But research shows the opposite may be true. We also change our religious identities to match our...

September 24, 2014 | 02:24 pm
Posted by Rev. Jes Kast

I’m really looking forward to our sermon series next month “Let’s Get Honest: The Top Three Beliefs That Bother Me.” I’ve been doing my personal work on this topic to prepare to lead us in this...

September 19, 2014 | 11:37 am

Our topics for last week and this week are about finding purpose and direction in life, both personally and communally. Last week had to do with honoring our past and recognizing where we’ve...


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