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I Was Blind, Now I See

Those who are conscious of their own blindness, and who long to see better and to know more, are those whose eyes can be opened and who can be led more and more deeply into truth. —William Barclay

Rev. Steve Van Kuiken
April 19, 2020

Sermon text: I Was Blind, Now I See

Oneness

Rev. Steve Van Kuiken
March 22, 2020

Sermon text: Oneness

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Rev. Steve Van Kuiken
April 12, 2020

Sermon text: ¡Presente!

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Jesus’ Path of Nonviolent Love and Resistance

Rev. Steve Van Kuiken
April 5, 2020

Sermon text:Jesus’ Path of Nonviolent Love and Resistance

Dark Sky, Bright Stars

Rev. Steve Van Kuiken
March 29, 2020

Sermon text: Dark Sky, Bright Stars

How Nature Prays

A Mourning Dove I be, small, grayish-brown with spotted tail,
A tiny dash of pink beneath my chin,
And though I mourn, I coo a song of courage through the pain,
to bravely never-mind what might have been.
Good God, beneath the mystery of sorrow and despair,
We also hear a clear creative call.
So doves accept the role of making music out of pain,
Yet adding tones of hope beneath it all.

—William Cleary

March 8, 2020
Rev. Steve Van Kuiken

Sermon text: How Nature Prays

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Our Spiritual Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage in its truest sense is religiously motivated travel for the purpose of meeting and experiencing God with hopes of being shaped and changed by that encounter. 

—Arthur Paul Boers, The Way is made by Walking

Rev. Steve Van Kuiken
March 1, 2020

Sermon text: Our Spiritual Pilgrimage

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Transitions

What we call the beginning is often the end
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from.

—T.S. Eliot, “Little Gidding”

Rev. Steve Van Kuiken
February 23, 2020

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The Face of God

Apprehend God in all things, for God is in all things.
Every single creature is full of God and is a book about God.
Every creature is a word of God.
—Meister Eckhart

February 9, 2020
Rev. Steve Van Kuiken

Sermon text: The Face of God

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The Perfect Memory of God

What is done in the world is transformed into a reality in heaven, and the reality in heaven passes back into the world.  By reason of this reciprocal relation, the love in the world passes into the love in heaven, and floods back again into the world.

Alfred North Whitehead, Process and Reality

February 2, 2020
Rev. Steve Van Kuiken

Sermon text: The Perfect Memory of God

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