Posts By Reverend Dr. Morar Murray-Hayes

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The unexpected consequences of moving mountains

In the 1850s, builders of the rail line from Boston to the Hudson River faced a huge obstacle: Hoosac Mountain.

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The Trouble with Love: A Christian Perspective

It’s the night that Jesus will be captured. After washing the disciples’ feet, dipping bread into wine and giving it only to the one who would betray him, Jesus says to the disciples,

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Herding Sheep: A Christian Perspective

Who is Jesus? The Gospel writer John shows us who Jesus is by offering us signs — acts of Jesus that reveal his nature, his character.

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Chasing our Tails: A Christian Perspective

The CBS Anchor Dan Rather, in his memoir, Rather Outspoken, asks, “What do we believe? Where do we put our trust?”

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Let Loose on the World! Resurrection: A Christian Perspective

Mary stands in the garden, weeping as she peers into the empty tomb. John 20.1-18 The angels ask Mary, “Why are you crying?”

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Hosanna! Hospitality as a Hint of the Kingdom: A Christian Perspective

Many preachers will say this week something like, ‘these crowds who welcomed Jesus with waving palm branches will turn on him and yell ‘Crucify him!’ In a few days.’ Luke 19.28-40 But I suggest that’s ...

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Beauty or Goodness? No Choice: A Christian Perspective

Christians like us who believe in working for justice for others often have difficulty with beauty. When we started to put stained glass windows into our church, there were folk who didn’t want to contribute ...

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Shining the ‘Spotlight’ on Sin: A Christian Perspective

What does the Prodigal Son have to do with the Oscars? I’d like to suggest that this story has everything to do with the film that won best picture last week.

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When Good Change Starts, Expect Snap-Back: A Christian Perspective

If you cut out all the parts of the Bible that have to do with improving relationships, the Bible would simply not hold together. And it all starts with our relationship with God. When your relationship ...

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Faith for the Journey from Garden to Wilderness: A Christian Perspective

As we approach the beginning of Lent, we often hear this passage from Genesis — one of the creation stories in Genesis — read with the passage from Luke which describes Jesus’ experience in the ...

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