Sermons | Continue the Conversation
At Knox-Metropolitan United Church, we consider what is said on Sunday to be the beginning of a conversation, never the final word… Here are our most recent spoken reflections. We’d love to hear your reflections, questions, or push-back: Share. Critique. Elaborate. All are welcome to join the Conversation.
August 7, 2022 | Wait, God said WHAT was an abomination?! (hint: it’s not about sexuality!)
July 24, 2022 | Asking, Seeking, Knocking, and Occasionally Getting a Bit Daunted
July 17, 2022 | Guest Preacher Vicki Nelson
July 10, 2022 | Guest Preacher Reverend Mavis Peters
June 19, 2022 | Naming our ‘Legion’(s), Healing Political Bodies and the Body Politic
June 12, 2022 | A Perichoresis of Possibility, Generosity, and Space-Making
June 5, 2022 | Speaking in Tongues, a Revolution of Intimacy, Humility, Vulnerability & Unfamiliarity
May 29, 2022 | Rewriting Imperial Ascension Myth, Then, Now, & Within Us!
May 22, 2022 | Pondering Our Longing for Mastery & Completeness & Our Discomfort with Neediness
May 15, 2022 | Relating Out of a Space of Sacred Curiosity
May 8, 2022 | When Nurturing Wisdom Calls Us To Let Go & When She Calls Us To Pick Back Up
May 1, 2022 | Deep Spirituality. Bold Discipleship. Daring Justice. (preached by Vicki Nelson)
April 3, 2022 | Full to the Brim | Brazen Acts of Beauty (preached by Rev. Bonnie Morton)
March 27, 2022 | Prodigal Grace, Reconciliation, Shame, Newness & Possibility of Change
March 20, 2022 | We Ponder Complicated relationships with Self-Worth
March 13, 2022 | Under God’s Wing: Space Space and Brave Space
February 20, 2022 | Who do we Say? How do we Say? Why do we say? How do we know?
February 6, 2022 | What do we say YES to, when we say Yes to God/Faith/Jesus/Church?
January 30, 2022 | In Which Jesus’ First Sermon at Nazareth is not received Well at all
January 23, 2022 | How did Jesus know whether or not the time was right for a miracle?
January 16, 2022 | Reading Jesus’ Baptism with a lens of Epiphany Expansiveness
January 9, 2022 | Home by Another Way
January 2, 2022 | The Season of Liminality, Not Quite Christmas, Not Yet Epiphany
December 26, 2021 | Radical & Resilient, Choosing Home, A Space to Dwell and Belong
December 19, 2021 | Fourth Sunday of Advent | Becoming Sanctuary, Where Love Dwells Freely and Abundantly
December 12, 2021 | Third Sunday of Advent | The Art of Being Called a Brood of Vipers, & En-JOY-ing it!
December 5, 2021 | Second Sunday of Advent | Walking in Paths of Peace at the Intersection of Blessing and Vocation
November 28, 2021 | First Sunday of Advent
November 22, 2021 | Reign of Christ Sunday
November 14, 2021 | Conspiring with the Breath of Life because Another World is Possible
November 7, 2021 | Remembrance Sunday Worship
October 31, 2021 | All Hallows Eve and All Saints Worship
October 24, 2021 | Peace as a Possibility: Reading Healing Narratives in the Season of Emergence
October 17, 2021 | UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty with Bonnie Morton and Peter Gilmer (RAPM) (video)
October 10. 2021 | Thanksgiving Sunday | Life Within Life — The Flow of Meaning
October 3, 2021 | Sabbath Economics
September 26, 2021 | Don’t Trust a 2 Handed Biblical ‘Literalist’ — Jesus’ Challenge to Community Solidarity
September 12, 2021 | Discerning Wisdom’s Voice in the Clamour of Empire & Marketplace
September 5, 2021 | Humanizing Jesus 14th After Pentecost
August 29, 2021 | The Heart — Beyond Roles and Rules
August 22, 2021 | A Quiet Centre, Wrong that Feels So Strong, and Moving from a Duality of Despair to Perichoresis of Possibility
August 8, 2021 | Bread of Life
August 1, 2021 | Show Me You Love Me
Sunday, July 18, 2021 | Give Them Something to Eat: Horizontal Transcendence and Two Slips of Paper!
Sunday, July 11, 2021 | What do we mean when we say hope? Apathy, Action, and Whole-Heartedness!
Sunday, June 27, 2021 | Shock, Grief, and a Longing to See | A Reflection of Lament for this Day of Prayer
Sunday, June 20, 2021 | A Migrant Messiah in a World Yearning to be Home | Reflections for Refugee Sunday
Sunday, June 13, 2021 | A Sabbath Ethic-Nomics | A Dance of Recognition, Reverence, Regard, & Restraint
Sunday, June 6, 2021 | Celebrating the Ministry of Lumsden Beach Camp
Sunday, May 30, 2021 | Trinity Sunday
Sunday, May 23, 2021 | Pentecost Sunday
Sunday, May 16, 2021 | The Sixth Sunday After Easter
Sunday, May 9, 2021 | The Fifth Sunday After Easter
Sunday, May 2, 2021 | The Fourth Sunday After Easter
Sunday, April 25, 2021 | The Third Sunday After Easter
Sunday, April 18, 2021 | The Second Sunday After Easter
Sunday, April 11, 2021 | May We Grow Back, Not to What Was, but to What We Can Become
Sunday, April 4, 2021 | Easter Sunday Service
Sunday, March 28, 2021 | Again & Again, We Draw on Courage
Sunday, March 21, 2021 | Heart | The Fifth Sunday of Lent
Sunday March 14, 2021 | The Unseen Hand The Fourth Sunday of Lent
Sunday March 7, 2021| Again & Again, We Are Shown The Way | A Sermon for the Third Sunday of Lent
Sunday, February 21, 2021 | Again & Again God Meets Us| A Sermon for the First Sunday of Lent
Sunday, February 14, 2021 | The Divine Gift of Queer Love | Sermon for a Celebration of Becoming an Affirming Ministry
Sunday, February 7, 2021 | Encountering Jesus’ Tender Ethic of Tikkun Olam in the Gospel of Mark
Sunday, January 31, 2021 | Sabbath, a Day of Rest or a Day to Stay Awake?
Sunday, January 24, 2021 | That Awkward Moment when you Proclaim Divine Judgment, & Nineveh Repents
Sunday, January 17, 2021 | Reflections for Baptism of Jesus Sunday
Sunday, January 10, 2021 | First Sunday of Epiphany
Sunday, January 3, 2021 | Second Sunday after Christmas
Sunday, December 27, 2020 | First Sunday after Christmas | Those Who Dream Will Not Keep Silent
December 24, 2020 | Christmas Eve Sermon
Sunday, December 20, 2020 | Fourth Sunday of Advent | Those Who Dream … Who is Your Elizabeth?
Sunday, December 13, 2020 | Third Sunday of Advent | Those Who Dream… Sow Joy
Sunday, December 6, 2020 | Second Sunday of Advent | Those Who Dream… Prepare the Way
Sunday, November 29, 2020 | First Sunday of Advent | Those Who Dream… Stay Awake