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Matthew Tennant
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Check out my sermon from @UBCcville on Advent 2
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Here is the sermon from UBC on the first Sunday of Advent.
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Kevin Ly—In Memoriam
I met Kevin in the 1990s. He was a teenager in my brother’s first pastorate. Though his outward life bore the marks of a committed Christian, he would not make a public profession of his faith. He would not seek baptism. He would not confine his faith to a ...
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Participating in God
What does it mean to be a Christian? One definition might include inviting people to walk the aisle and make a profession of faith. Then, we would baptize them, and that is what it takes to make a Christian. Except, the Bible says something different. Roman...
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What is the most important question today?
Our minds might race to answer, “What is the most important question today in the church ?” But, I am wondering what is the most important question in the world today. Does it have to do with the economy? Politics? Divisiveness? Healthcare? The environment?...
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Be Still When the Wicked Prosper
Psalm 37:7, "Be still before the Lord and wait patiently; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes." Recently, I encountered someone who has a "wicked scheme." This person works toward her own selfish desires. ...
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Check out the sermon from @UBCcville this morning. The text is Matthew 20:1-16.
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The Need for Systematic Theology
The German theologian Wolfhart Pannenberg published an essay in 1991 called, “The Need for Systematic Theology.” He writes, “The content of truth that is inherent in the documents of the tradition has to be determined again and again, because in each histor...
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Psalm 26--A Reflection
1  Vindicate me, O  Lord ,      for I have walked in my integrity,      and I have trusted in the  Lord  without wavering. 2  Prove me, O  Lord , and try me;      test my heart and mind. 3  For your steadfast love is before my eyes,      and I walk in faith...
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Banned Book Review—Pedagogy of the Oppressed
What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than to pick up a banned book. People ban books for various reasons. Sometimes an author encourages racism or racial harmony. People in power who oppose either idea might ban those books. Likewise, people ban bo...
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