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.

August 1, 2014 | 12:07 pm

West End Collegiate Church is hosting a “Workshop of Wonders” on August 25-29 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for children going into kindergarten through 5th grade. If you would like to...

July 30, 2014 | 11:17 am
Posted by Rev. Jes Kast

Over 10,000 sandwiches have been made by your hands to feed the hungry and homeless since last August. Hundreds of people have come through our doors and we have been able to serve food to people...

July 25, 2014 | 10:38 am

I was talking to a teenager here in the city and he was telling me about some of his older friends who had already graduated from high school.

“They all turned out okay. Except one.”

“...

July 23, 2014 | 11:10 am
Posted by Rev. Jes Kast

I want to borrow from the greater Christian tradition today and write on the Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene.

Different canonized saints have their particular days when we reflect...

July 16, 2014 | 12:15 pm
Posted by Rev. Jes Kast

I was recently riding the subway where we were packed into the train. There was very little breathing room and people's attitudes were impatient and vocally upset. I was in the middle of the train...

July 11, 2014 | 11:35 am

Parrotfish eat algae and poop sand.

That’s right. They are the coral cleaners and...

July 10, 2014 | 09:57 am
Posted by Rev. Michael Bos

A recent article in The Daily Mail cited the religion of George Clooney’s fiancée, Amal Alamuddin, as a potential barrier to their impending marriage. The article claimed she is Druze (...

June 30, 2014 | 02:55 pm
Posted by Rev. Jes Kast

“After the Pride march I now see that I can be gay and Christian; I am both! Thank you Collegiate Church!”

“I cried a lot today. The amount of love that I experienced at the Pride March was...

June 27, 2014 | 09:55 am

This week I am wrapping up my second full year of seminary. I have been in a class called Preaching Foundations and this week I wrote my final paper. I thought I might pass along this excerpt for...

June 25, 2014 | 10:00 am
Posted by Rev. Jes Kast

Magic happens around a camp fire. At the Warwick Retreat last weekend that was certainly true. The light of the fire piercing the darkness creates a warmth of belonging to all who sit around and...

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