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Trinity: One God, now and forever

By | 2017-06-22T16:03:17+00:00 May 22nd, 2016|Sermons|

Some years ago, Revd. Sam van Leer, who is now our Area Dean, shared a video clip with a funny cartoon about St. Patrick. Two Irish brothers ask St. Patrick to explain the Trinity to them in simple terms, because they don’t understand difficult theological language, or so they say. So St. Patrick tries several [...]

Fighting the right battles – spiritual warfare

By | 2016-04-18T13:52:05+00:00 November 7th, 2015|Articles|

“For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil ….” Ephesians 6:12 Early October I was reminded of this text when several normally reliable news sources reported that the Russian Orthodox Church [...]

The treasure of knowing Christ

By | 2015-09-04T11:20:43+00:00 August 2nd, 2015|Sermons|

An old man lived on his own, deep in the mountains of Colorado. When he died, some relatives came from the city to collect his valuables. Upon arriving, all they saw was an old shack. Inside it was just some old junk, like an old cooking pot, some mining equipment, a cracked table and a [...]

Majestic but not to extremes

By | 2015-06-18T18:32:44+00:00 June 18th, 2015|Sermons|

A picture says more than a thousand words. It is much quicker to communicate than spoken or printed text, and for a large group of people who are visually oriented, it is easier to remember. That’s why today’s shops and media are full of images, photographs, logo’s, posters and videos. In the time of Jesus all [...]