My _______ is better than your ______. Most of us can fill in those blanks pretty easily, in our heads if not out loud. Especially when it comes to religion. I’m a Mennonite because I choose to be, because I think it’s a better way. And at some point, that "better for me" can become a "better than yours," and then an "I’m better than you."

How can we fully celebrate and engage in our identity without demeaning and diminishing the identities of others? Is there a balance to be struck somewhere between superiority and syncretism?

Read "Engaging Melchizedek" from Joe Heikman or listen below:

Grant Unrau was our speaker this past Sunday. Listen to "Not What It Seems" below:

As human beings, we all have a common core, a common identity that is deeper than our personal identities of gender, culture, ability, etc. The Christian tradition talks about this as being made in the image of God, the Spirit of God, unity in the Body of Christ.

As human beings, we are unique individuals, with different backgrounds, personalities, and experiences. The Christian tradition talks about this as gifting, calling, diversity, being made in the image of God.

Sometimes our journey towards Justice brings two ideals which are in tension. To honour our common identity and value, we look for justice in equality, in treating everyone the same. Yet to honour the depth of our differences, we look for justice in diversity, in treating people differently based on their particular needs. Which should be our focus?

In this sermon, Joe looks at this tension through examining gender equality and differences. Be aware that this sermon includes a raw description of one woman's experience of harassment and abuse.

Read "Same Difference" from Joe Heikman.

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When

Adult Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. 
Worship: 10:45 a.m. 

Family Singing Time: 10:15 a.m. 
Junior Sunday School During Worship

 

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