Author: Tisha Anderson

Honorable Mentions: He is Risen, April 4, 2021

Honorable Mentions: He is Risen, April 4, 2021

What are Honorable Mentions?  They are the quotes, book references, videos, etc that may have been brought up during Sunday’s sermon and are posted here in case somebody would like to check them out.  Please remember that all references occurred within the context of the sermon.  Sermon delivered by Pastor Bryan Hackett.  Link to the recorded sermon is at the bottom of the page.

Bible References

Romans 5; Matthew 28:1-10

Quotes

― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, quote from The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956:  “Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either — but right through every human heart — and through all human hearts. This line shifts. Inside us, it oscillates with the years.”

On the subject of locating evil elsewhere…“If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?”

“In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future.”

“Bless you prison, bless you for being in my life. For there, lying upon the rotting prison straw, I came to realize that the object of life is not prosperity as we are made to believe, but the maturity of the human soul.”

Video of Sermon

Honorable Mentions: Hosanna, March 28, 2021

Honorable Mentions: Hosanna, March 28, 2021

What are Honorable Mentions?  They are the quotes, book references, videos, etc that may have been brought up during Sunday’s sermon and are posted here in case somebody would like to check them out.  Please remember that all references occurred within the context of the sermon.  Sermon delivered by Pastor Bryan Hackett.  Link to the recorded sermon is at the bottom of the page.

Bible References

Zecharaiah 9:9-10; Matthew 11:29; Luke 19:28-48

Quotes

A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom. — Mart Luther King, Jr.

Also from King:  “I knew that America would never invest the necessary funds or energies in rehabilitation of its poor so long as adventures like Vietnam continued to draw men and skills and money like some demonic destructive suction tube. So I was increasingly compelled to see the war as an enemy of the poor and to attack it as such.” But King went farther, diagnosing the broader disease of militarism and violence that was endangering the soul of the United States. King said, “I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today — my own government.”

Link to Video of Sermon

https://youtu.be/8tYU994uzIE

Honorable Mentions: Gethsemane, March 21, 2021

Honorable Mentions: Gethsemane, March 21, 2021

What are Honorable Mentions?  They are the quotes, book references, videos, etc that may have been brought up during Sunday’s sermon and are posted here in case somebody would like to check them out.  Please remember that all references occurred within the context of the sermon.  Sermon delivered by Pastor Bryan Hackett.  Link to the recorded sermon is at the bottom of the page.

Bible References

John 12:24; Matthew 26:36-46

Link for Sermon Video

https://youtu.be/K-hu9GQE8I0

 

Honorable Mentions: This is Us, March 14, 2021

Honorable Mentions: This is Us, March 14, 2021

What are Honorable Mentions?  They are the quotes, book references, videos, etc that may have been brought up during Sunday’s sermon and are posted here in case somebody would like to check them out.  Please remember that all references occurred within the context of the sermon.  Sermon delivered by Pastor Christine Hackett.  Link to the recorded sermon is at the bottom of the page.

Bible References

John 1:1; Acts 17:24-28; Ephesians 4:3-7

Quotes

“A Mass movement readily exploits the discontent and frustration of large segments of the population which for some reason or another cannot face the responsibility of being persons and standing on their own feet. But give these persons a movement to join, a cause to defend, then they will go to any extreme, stop at no crime, intoxicated as they are by the slogans that give them a pseudo religious sense of transcending their own limitations.”–Thomas Merton on Christianity and Totalitarianism (1960)

Link to Sermon Video

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#trash/FMfcgxwLswHHWJRTvRHXZMHmKpGBRcZC?compose=CllgCJvqsFTGjlSpJRQMzJLmQdCGrMSWJqKJLnpHVzchcXFCsDQJPBlJSbMLFBDQXHnDJxLbZnB&projector=1

Honorable Mentions: Get Back Up, One More Time, March 7, 2021

Honorable Mentions: Get Back Up, One More Time, March 7, 2021

What are Honorable Mentions?  They are the quotes, book references, videos, etc that may have been brought up during Sunday’s sermon and are posted here in case somebody would like to check them out.  Please remember that all references occurred within the context of the sermon.  Sermon delivered by Pastor Bryan Hackett.  Link to the recorded sermon is at the bottom of the page.

Bible References

Romans 12:9-20; Isaiah 55:2; Matthew 3:10

Movie Clip – From Chariots of Fire

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4e5Xfmc8zQ

Reading – From N.T. Wright:

Do we smile at this stuff? If we do, we are smiling at our own face in a mirror. Who runs our world? The politicians? Forget it. The profess themselves helpless; they are the victims of ‘forces’ beyond their control. They try to take the credit when things go well, but when things go badly the truth comes out.  It’s all a matter of economic forces. Forces? I see no forces. But they must be pretty powerful. They’ve kept us in a recession these last three or four years. They create floods of refugees, and the most powerful people in the world can’t sort them out. They have thrown millions of people out of work.  They have pushed thousands of businesses into bankruptcy. Walk through our big cities today, and in one shop doorway after another you’ll see young homeless people, begging. Who put them there? Ask any politician; ask any economist: it was economic forces, they’ll say. It was the political climate. It was the world economic situation.

Look wider. Why have we not solved the problem of Bosnia, or of Rwanda, or of Northern Ireland? We have spy satellites that tell us everything we could possibly want to know about the world. We have departments of politics and economics in universities all over the place. We have computers that can tell you anything about anything. But we can’t stop people shelling each other to bits in the snow, or driving each other from their homelands with machetes. Why not? Political powers. The post—Cold war climate. Tribal allegiances. And if we ask why it is that this planet is perfectly capable of growing enough food and distributing it to every man, woman, and child who breathes, ant yet millions of them are starving, the answer is the same. There are forces which stop us doing it.  That’s the language we ourselves use. We can’t touch and see these forces. Some of them may, for a while, come to be quite closely identified with certain human beings; but take that person away, and the force will still remain…

And Wright’s later point (from the letter to the Colossians)… Jesus took on the principalities and powers. He lived, and taught…a way of being human which challenged the powers at every point. The powers said that you should live for money. Jesus said you can’t serve God and Mammon. The powers said that Israel’s path to liberation would come through the sword. Jesus said that those who take the sword will perish by the sword. The powers said that Caesar was Lord of the world. Jesus proclaimed the kingdom of God. What did they do? The powers killed him; that’s what they do to people who challenge them. They stripped him naked and publicly humiliated him. They celebrated their triumph over him. Nobody stands up to us like that, they said, and gets away with it. You can’t beat the system.

…Paul stands all this on its head:
When you were dead in your sins, and in your physical uncircumcision, God made you alive together with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, because he blotted out the record of our legal offences: in fact, he nailed it to the cross. HE stripped the powers and authorities naked; HE made a public example of THEM; HE celebrated his triumph over THEM!!

Recorded Sermon

 

Honorable Mentions: Knowing God, February 28, 2021

Honorable Mentions: Knowing God, February 28, 2021

What are Honorable Mentions?  They are the quotes, book references, videos, etc that may have been brought up during Sunday’s sermon and are posted here in case somebody would like to check them out.  Please remember that all references occurred within the context of the sermon.  Sermon delivered by Pastor Bryan Hackett.

Bible References

1 John 4:7-8

Quotes

“It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest most
uninteresting person you can talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be
strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a
nightmare. All day long we are, in some degree helping each other to one or the other of these destinations.
It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to
them, that we should conduct all of our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all
politics. There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts,
civilizations – these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke
with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit – immortal horrors or everlasting splendors.”–C.S. Lewis

“Christ is the light that allows people to see things in their fullness. The precise and
intended effect of such a light is to see Christ everywhere else. In fact, that is my
only definition of a true Christian. A mature Christian sees Christ in everything and
everyone else. That is a definition that will never fail you, always demand more of
you, and give you no reasons to fight, exclude, or reject anyone.”–Richard Rohr

Honorable Mentions: Acceptance, Becoming and Togetherness and the Naming of God, February 21, 2021

Honorable Mentions: Acceptance, Becoming and Togetherness and the Naming of God, February 21, 2021

What are Honorable Mentions?  They are the quotes, book references, videos, etc that may have been brought up during Sunday’s sermon and are posted here in case somebody would like to check them out.  Please remember that all references occurred within the context of the sermon.  Sermon delivered by Pastor Bryan Hackett.

Bible References

Ephesians 1:6; Revelation 1; Matthew 3:16-17; Matthew 7:9-11; Philippians 2

Link to Sermon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJmYaBzr9vI&authuser=0

Honorable Mentions: The Unutterable Name of God, February 7, 2021

Honorable Mentions: The Unutterable Name of God, February 7, 2021

What are Honorable Mentions?  They are the quotes, book references, videos, etc that may have been brought up during Sunday’s sermon and are posted here in case somebody would like to check them out.  Please remember that all references occurred within the context of the sermon.  Sermon delivered by Pastor Bryan Hackett.

Bible References

Exodus 3:13-14; Genesis 2:7

Other References

The Buddha’s Flower Sermon https://mindfullymusing.com/2013/07/07/the-meaning-of-the-flower-sermon/#.YCQhsOhKiUk

Link to Pastor Bryan’s Sermon

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=rm&ogbl#inbox/FMfcgxwLsKGZRSzNbPRmVPmBZlWWQxfq?projector=1

Honorable Mentions: How Have the World Religions Contributed to the Good, the True and the Beautiful? January 24, 2021

Honorable Mentions: How Have the World Religions Contributed to the Good, the True and the Beautiful? January 24, 2021

What are Honorable Mentions?  They are the quotes, book references, videos, etc that may have been brought up during Sunday’s sermon and are posted here in case somebody would like to check them out.  Please remember that all references occurred within the context of the sermon.  Sermon delivered by Pastor Bryan Hackett.

Link To the Sermon Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOhC_hKL0O8&feature=youtu.be

Golden Rule Quotes

Christianity: Matthew 7:12:  In everything, do unto others what you would have them do to you. For this sums up the law and the prophets.

Buddhism: Udanavarga 5:18 Do not offend others as you would not want to be offended.

Islam: Prophet Muhammad None of you are true believers until you love for your brother what you love for yourself.

Judaism: Hillel, Talmud, Shabbat 31a What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor. This is the whole Torah; all the rest is commentary.

Confucianism: Analects 15:23  Tzu-kung asked, “Is there one word which can serve as the guiding principle for conduct throughout life?” Confucius said, “It is the word altruism (shu). Do not do to others what you do not want them to do to you.”

Sikhism: Guru Granth Sahib, pg. 1299  I am a stranger to no one; and no one is a stranger to me. Indeed, I am a friend to all.

Taoism: T’ai Shang Kan Ying P’ien, 213–218 Regard your neighbor’s gain as your own gain and your neighbor’s loss as your own loss.

Jainism: Mahavira, Sutrakritanga  One should treat all creatures in the world as one would like to be treated.

Aboriginal Spirituality: Chief Dan George  We are as much alive as we keep the Earth alive.

Honorable Mentions: Safe to Shore, January 17, 2021

Honorable Mentions: Safe to Shore, January 17, 2021

What are Honorable Mentions?  They are the quotes, book references, videos, etc that may have been brought up during Sunday’s sermon and are posted here in case somebody would like to check them out.  Please remember that all references occurred within the context of the sermon.  Sermon delivered by Pastor Bryan Hackett.

Bible Reference

Mark 4:35-41

Video Referenced

“Little Talks” by Of Monsters and Men https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IY8rOSyR5Rw

Quote

The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao;

the name that can be named is not the eternal name.

The Nameless is the origin of Heaven and Earth;

the named is the mother of all things.

Meme Shared

Help your neighbour and take care of the poor and helpless. But Jesus can’t we just give money to Romans and let them do it for us? I’m gonna start over let me know where I lost you

Link to Sermon on Youtube