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  • God's Signature Moves (and learning how to recognize them)
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 12, 2017

    In his message Pastor John is going to talk about God’s Signature Moves (and how his ways, work, and truth as we find them in the bible can help us recognize his ways, work and...


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    Crossfit, Suffering and Glory
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 05, 2017

    In this message we’re going to lean into God’s truth as it’s found in Crossfit - “a broad, general, and inclusive fitness [program] that best prepares trainees for any...


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    The Theology of Ice
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    John Van Sloten
    Feb 12, 2017

    In this message Pastor John explores the Theology of Ice. What does its nature teach us about God’s? “From whose womb comes the ice? Who gives birth to the frost from the...


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    God's Body Language, the Knee
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 29, 2017

    We continue our God's Body Language science series with a look at the knee. What do your knees teach you about who God is? "I bent down to feed them..." God in Hosea 11:4,...


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    God's Greatest (New Year) Command
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 01, 2017

    Are you living the life God wants for you? In his New Year's message, Pastor John will be talking about God's greatest (New Year) commandment. What would 2017 look like if you...


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    Christmas Eve 2016
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    John Van Sloten
    Dec 24, 2016

    The Gospel of Luke, chapter 2 - The Birth of Jesus In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the...


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    Finding the Light
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    John Van Sloten
    Dec 11, 2016

    In this message were going to talk about the light of God and how it shines on all of us. God said, Let there be light, and there was light. Genesis 1:3, NIV The...


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    Ephesians - Finding Peace
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 27, 2016

    In a world filled with war, political strife, racism, gender bias, divorce, incivility, division, stereotyping, judgmentalism, gossip, enmity, strife, stress, sickness and death,...


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    The Most Human Book of the Bible
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 13, 2016

    In this message we explore the unwavering, brutally honest, heart warming, life saving, wisdom imbuing, strength giving, hope filled words of the Psalms. My heart is not...


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    God's Body Language - Interdependence
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    John Van Sloten
    Sept 25, 2016

    We begin a John Templeton Grant funded, faith and science sermon series entitled, God's Body Language. This message will explore the topic of interdependence (both in the body...


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    Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard
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    John Van Sloten
    Sept 04, 2016

    In this sermon we are going to listen to Jesus Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard (seeing as its the Labour Day and all). "God's kingdom is like an estate manager who...


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    Searching for Sugarman (Glory and God)
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    John Van Sloten
    Aug 28, 2016

    In this message we explore the topics of resurrection and glory through the lens of the Oscar winning film, Searching for Sugar Man. "I was searching for a dead man; one...


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    Green Eggs and Ham and an Ever-Pursuing God
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    John Van Sloten
    July 10, 2016

    The story of "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss, see what it has to teach about an unrelenting and ever-pursuing God. O LORD , you have searched me and you know me. You...


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    Pinocchio (and the God who makes wooden people real)
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    John Van Sloten
    July 03, 2016

    In this message were going to listen for Gods making real truth through the story of Pinocchio. Lord high keeper of the knowledge of right and wrong, counsellor in moments...


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    God's (auto) Restoring Heart
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    John Van Sloten
    June 12, 2016

    In this message were going to look for Gods renewing heart as its imaged in those who restore automobiles. He asked me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" The prophet...


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    Ends of the Earth (and the search for God)
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    John Van Sloten
    May 22, 2016

    In this sermon were going to listen for Gods call through the Lord Huron song,Ends of the Earth. Listen...


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    Called to Witness
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    John Van Sloten
    May 15, 2016

    In this message were going to talk about Gods call to be a witness (and how this calling connects to our church vision). A person who gives testimony to establish the...


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    The Story of Ruth (and the love of God)
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    John Van Sloten
    May 08, 2016

    In this message were going to listen for the love of God through the Old Testament story of Ruth. In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land. Ruth...


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    Seeing Unseen Things
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    John Van Sloten
    Apr 17, 2016

    In this message we look at how unseen things help us see an unseen God. Media in this video - http://scaleofuniverse.com/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIxcEKZB-kY For...


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    The Easter Story
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 27, 2016

    In this message Pastor John will be talking about what it means to know Christ through his suffering (Good Friday) and through his resurrection (Easter Sunday). They brought...


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    Finding God through Unemployment (or any loss)
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 13, 2016

    In this message we continue our series on, The Parable of the Tanking Economy with a focus on the topic of unemployment. I remember the first day I was out of work. I felt...


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    The Parable of a Tanking Economy - Worry
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    John Van Sloten
    Feb 21, 2016

    We continue our series on, The Parable of the Tanking Economy. This message will focus on the theme of worry. Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you...


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    The Parable of a Tanking Economy - Uncertainty
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    John Van Sloten
    Feb 14, 2016

    We begin a new series called, The Parable of the Tanking Economy. In this message Pastor John will focus on the topic of uncertainty. None of us can know what the future...


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    Knowing God through Mystery
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 24, 2016

    Pastor John looks for Gods cloaked heart through the phenomenon of mystery. "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the...


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    Seeing God through an Optometrist
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 10, 2016

    In this message were going to explore Gods all-seeing, vision-diagnosing, image-correcting heart through the vocation of an optometrist. Does he who formed the eye not...


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    The Gospel according to INSIDE OUT
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    John Van Sloten
    Dec 20, 2015

    In this message were going to search for Gods emotional truth in the film Inside Out. We are made in the image of a God who feels both joy AND suffering. In the beginning...


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    The Kingdom of God is like a Pregnant Woman
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    John Van Sloten
    Dec 06, 2015

    In this message were going to look at Gods creation birthing heart through the miraculous phenomenon of gestation. All around us we observe a pregnant creation. The...


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    Finding God in a Professor
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 22, 2015

    We wrap up our sermon series on the University by looking at the vocation of a professor. How do they uniquely image Gods teaching heart? How can you experience God more in the...


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    The Mind of God (in a University)
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 01, 2015

    We begin a series on the University. Why has God given them to us? What can they teach us about the mind of Christ? The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it...


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    Jesus (in all directions)
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    John Van Sloten
    Oct 18, 2015

    We continue our seven week series looking into the person of Jesus Christ (and try to solve for X). This morning well be focusing on looking back and looking around for...


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    God, Glory and the Toronto Blue Jays
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    John Van Sloten
    Oct 04, 2015

    In this message we continue our seven week series exploring the person of Jesus Christ by looking for his glory in the game of baseball. In the big inning The earth is...


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    X = Creator
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    John Van Sloten
    Sept 27, 2015

    We continue our seven week series looking into the person of Jesus Christ (and try to solve for X). In this message well be focusing on Jesus role in creation. In the...


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    X = Cosmic
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    John Van Sloten
    Sept 13, 2015

    We begin a seven week series looking into the person of Jesus Christ. Who is he? Can we solve for X? The Supremacy of the Son of God The Son is the image of the invisible...


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    Searching for God (through a Giant Squid)
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    John Van Sloten
    Aug 16, 2015

    In this message Pastor John will be exploring God's depths through the story of the mythical Giant Squid. To be human is to search for and experience the unknown. Could it be that...


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    What love has to do with it (knowing God)
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    John Van Sloten
    July 19, 2015

    In this message Pastor John will speaking about the idea that God is Love. If this is true, then is any experience of love and experience of God? And what does the nature of love...


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    The Theory of Everything (and the love of God!)
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    John Van Sloten
    June 21, 2015

    In this message were going to listen for Gods word through the Stephen Hawking film, The Theory of Everything. You have captivated my heart you have captivated my heart...


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    becoming young (again)
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    John Van Sloten
    June 14, 2015

    In this message Pastor John looks at The Parable of a Child. According to Jesus, we need to become like one in order to enter his kingdom. What did he mean? And how can we do...


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    The Parable of Rachel Notley
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    John Van Sloten
    June 07, 2015

    In this message were going to examine the Parable of Rachel Notley. Last month, a big orange wave swamped our province. Could God be saying something through all of...


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    Parable of the Budding Fig Tree
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    John Van Sloten
    May 17, 2015

    In this message were going to consider Jesus Parable of the Budding Fig Tree and see what it teaches us about the kingdom of God. Take a lesson from the fig tree. From the...


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    God's Protective Heart in a Police Officer
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    John Van Sloten
    May 03, 2015

    In this message were going to search out Gods always protective, law abiding, order maintaining, justice bringing, life saving, lawbreaker busting heart through the vocation of...


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    The Parable of the Seed (and the Science of Germination)
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    John Van Sloten
    Apr 26, 2015

    In this message were going to listen to Jesus parable of the growing seed and ponder the mysteries of germination and plant growth and then see what both teach us about the...


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    God the Sanitation Worker (Easter Sunday)
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    John Van Sloten
    Apr 05, 2015

    In this message we are going to hear the Easter story through the lens of a Sanitation Worker. Quotes from the book "Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the...


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    God the Sanitation Worker (Good Friday)
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    John Van Sloten
    Apr 03, 2015

    Pastor John will be examining the Easter story through the vocation of a Sanitation Worker. God is a God who cleans things up (and keeps them clean). Have you ever noticed how...


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    Knowing God through your Emotions - Gratitude
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 22, 2015

    We continue our series on Knowing God through your Emotions by looking into how we express gratitude. Are you really a thankful person? Every good gift and every perfect...


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    Knowing God through your Emotions - Jealousy
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 15, 2015

    We continue our series on Knowing God through your Emotions and look at the unsettling, volatile, and often misunderstood emotion of jealousy. I, the LORD your God, am a...


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    Knowing God through your Emotions
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 08, 2015

    In this message were going to look at our emotions. What are they? Why did God build them into us? How do they image God and how can they help us know him more? God is love....


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    Hearing God through an Audiologist
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 01, 2015

    In this message were going to listen for the voice of a God who wants to restore our hearing. What does the nature of an audiologist teach us about Gods sense-restoring heart? ...


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    The Kingdom of Heaven is like yeast...
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    John Van Sloten
    Feb 22, 2015

    In this message Pastor John looks at one of Jesus shortest parables and considers the mysterious trans-formative power of the kingdom of heaven. The Kingdom of Heaven is like...


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    The Story of Samson (rated R)
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    John Van Sloten
    Feb 15, 2015

    In this message we hear the Old Testament story of Samson (about a God who works through, around, and in spite of, our disobedience, selfishness, violence, trickery and sacrilege...


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    God's Healing Presence in a Nurse
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 22, 2015

    In this message Pastor John looks at God's healing presence through the vocation of nursing. I will restore you to health and heal your wounds, declares the Lord Jeremiah...


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    The Exodus (when God sets you free)
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 18, 2015

    In this message were going to look at the story of the Exodus - a powerful parable of how God delivers us from both oppression and from our obstinate selves! The Israelites...


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    Moving the Church
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 11, 2015

    In this message Pastor John is talking about discerning Gods voice (and the future direction of New Hope Church). I will listen to what God the Lord says; he promises peace...


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    Sherlock (and the God of all Mystery)
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 04, 2015

    In this message were going to look at the mystery of God through the lens of Sherlock Holmes. Human beings are made to pursue, know and understand a God who is...


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    Moses (and the God who frees us)
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    John Van Sloten
    Dec 21, 2014

    In this message were going to look at Gods prisoner freeing heart through the story of the birth and early life of Moses. The Story of the Birth of Moses About this time,...


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    The God of all Human Resources
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    John Van Sloten
    Dec 14, 2014

    Today we continue our sermon series on vocation and will be looking for Gods passion for human flourishing and kingdom growth in a Human Resources director. I love it when...


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    The Theology of Sleep
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    John Van Sloten
    Dec 07, 2014

    In this message were going to explore the theology of sleep. How does a sleeping human being uniquely image God? Can a good nights sleep help you know God more? You and I we...


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    The Parable of the Shrewd Manager
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 23, 2014

    In this message were going to hear Jesus unsettling Parable of the Shrewd Manager. How streetwise and savvy is your faith? The Parable of the , Luke 16:1-15 MSG Jesus said...


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    Brene Brown, Empathy and the Incarnation
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 16, 2014

    In this message we're going to listen for God's empathic, selfless, incarnating heart through the teaching of scholar, author and public speaker Brene Brown. "If we can share...


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    God's News (through a Journalist)
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 09, 2014

    In this message were going to listen for Gods truth speaking, justice seeking, beauty appreciating, news telling word through the vocation of a journalist. The Lord said to...


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    The Croods, Plato and Spiritual Freedom
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 02, 2014

    In this message were going to hear about Gods call to a more spacious and meaningful life through the film, The Croods. Why are we here? What are we doing this for? Eep,...


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    The story of Noah's Ark
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    John Van Sloten
    Oct 19, 2014

    In this message were going to listen to the (often so familiar that we forget how terribly shocking it is) story of Noahs Ark. This is the account of Noah and his...


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    God's World Arranging Heart in a Florist
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    John Van Sloten
    Oct 12, 2014

    In this message we're going to look for God's world arranging heart through the vocation of a florist. Why did God make so many flowers (and so many flower lovers)? (We have a lot...


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    When God discards Bad Fish
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    John Van Sloten
    Oct 05, 2014

    In this message Pastor John examines Jesus Parable of the Net. Does God really discard bad fish? How do you know if youre one of them? Once again [Jesus said], the kingdom...


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    How Envy Kills (The story of Cain & Abel)
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    John Van Sloten
    Sept 21, 2014

    We begin our (once a month) sermon series on Old Testament bible stories. This mornings message will focus on the murderous tale of Cain and Abel (rated R for violence)....


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    The parable of a Teacher
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    John Van Sloten
    Sept 14, 2014

    In this message, Pastor John talks about The Parable of a Teacher. What do these pedagogical image bearers say about who God is? The earth is filled with your love, Lord;...


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    The National (finding God in a Graceless world)
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    John Van Sloten
    Sept 07, 2014

    In this message, Pastor John Van Sloten talks about God's lamenting (and hopeful) truth in the music of "The National" Graceless Is there a powder to erase this? Is it...


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    Knowing God through Marriage
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    John Van Sloten
    July 20, 2014

    In this message Pastor John looks at the heart of God through the lens of marriage. What does marital love say about Gods love? On the third day there was a wedding in Cana...


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    Radiation Therapy
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    John Van Sloten
    June 22, 2014

    God's often hopeful, time buying, sometimes life-saving, cancer butt-kicking presence via radiation therapy. What does the science in behind this field of medicine say about who...


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    Experiencing God Through Fathering
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    John Van Sloten
    June 15, 2014

    In this message Pastor John looks at the heart of God through the lens of a father. And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man. Luke 2:52,...


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    God's Providence in a Map
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    John Van Sloten
    June 08, 2014

    In this message we're going to look at God's providence through the cultural lens of maps. Maps are snapshots of what the God of all history and all places is doing. Maps hold...


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    Suffering for your Faith?
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    John Van Sloten
    May 25, 2014

    In this message Pastor John will be preaching on faith and suffering (a tough topic). Is a faith you won't die for worth living for? Do you suffer in any way for your faith? We...


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    Making the Peace
    Worship Service - listen, watch
    John Van Sloten
    May 18, 2014

    Ever wish you could better control your anger, avoid conflict or keep your mouth shut? In this message Pastor John will be speaking about Jesus' call to be a peacemaker....


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    The Science and Gospel of Branches
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    John Van Sloten
    Apr 27, 2014

    In this message we look at Jesus teaching, I am the vine; you are the branches, through the lens of science. How do Gods botanical truths help us better understand Jesus...


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    Florence and the Machine (when God says your name)
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    John Van Sloten
    Apr 13, 2014

    In this message we are going to listen for God's truth in a couple of Florence and the Machine songs, Psalm 22, and biblical concept of a new name. The stars, the moon, they...


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    TYCO Racecars and Finding Contentment
    Worship Service - listen, read, watch
    John Van Sloten
    Apr 06, 2014

    In this message Pastor John is going to talk about contentment. What is God s way there? Are you there yet? I am glad in God, far happier than you would ever guess. I do not...


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    Seeing What God Sees (via the eyes of an astronaut)
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 23, 2014

    In this message we think about the God who sees all things. What does it mean that we are the seen? From heaven the Lord looks down
and sees all mankind; from his...


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    Why Does God Allow Pain?
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 16, 2014

    In this message Pastor John talks about the problem of pain. Why does God allow it to happen? If God is good and all-powerful, couldnt there be another way? I am the Lord,...


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    Cultivating a Pure(r) Heart
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 09, 2014

    We continue our sermon series on The Beatitudes and will focus on these words of Jesus, Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Matthew 5:8, NIV Purity of...


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    Freeing Yourself through Mercy
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 02, 2014

    We continue our sermon series on The Beatitudes and will focus on these words of Jesus, Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Matthew 5:7, NIV But go and...


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    God's Hospitable Heart in a Server
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    John Van Sloten
    Feb 16, 2014

    Have you ever seen or experienced the image of God at a restaurant? Pastor John continues our God@Work series by looking at the job of a server. Who would you rather be: the...


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    What do you want in life?
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    John Van Sloten
    Feb 09, 2014

    We continue our sermon series on The Beatitudes and will focus on these words of Jesus, Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled....


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    Weak enough for God?
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    John Van Sloten
    Feb 02, 2014

    We continue our sermon series on The Beatitudes and will focus on these words of Jesus, Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5, NIV Come unto...


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    God's Just Heart in a Judge
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 19, 2014

    In this message were going to look at the just heart of God through a judge. What does it mean that God judges? The first to present his case seems right, till another comes...


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    Meeting God in the Mourning
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 12, 2014

    We continue our sermon series on The Beatitudes by focusing on Gods blessing for those who mourn, weep and are broken-hearted. Blessed are those who mourn,
 for they...


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    Seeing God with Poor Eyes
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 05, 2014

    We begin a sermon series on The Beatitudes (Jesus introduction to the Sermon on the Mount). This mornings message will focus on being poor in spirit. Blessed are the poor in...


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    Death and Hope - Blue Christmas
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    John Van Sloten
    Dec 22, 2013

    Death. Do you live with the end in mind? How would (should) life change if you did? Honor and enjoy your Creator while you're still young, Before the years take their toll and...


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    God and Divorce - Blue Christmas
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    John Van Sloten
    Dec 08, 2013

    We continue our sermon series entitled Blue Christmas, with Pastor John's sermon on divorce. I hate divorce! God in Malachi 2:16, NIV "God hates divorce. God also hates...


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    Finding God in Boredom - Blue Christmas
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    John Van Sloten
    Dec 01, 2013

    We begin a sermon series entitled Blue Christmas. This mornings message will focus on boredom. Are your times of boredom meant for more? From the end of the earth I call; my...


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    God@School - Mathematics
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 17, 2013

    We continue our God@School series with understanding God through the language of mathematics. God spoke the order of the universe. Jesus is the ultimate axiom, the proof and the...


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    Supernova; Death and Resurrection in the Universe
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 10, 2013

    In this message we boldly go where no one has gone before and search for Gods revelation in the life, death (and resurrection) of stars. In the beginning God created the...


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    God's Coming-along-side Heart in a Development Worker
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 03, 2013

    We continue our God@Work series by looking at the job of a Development Worker. How do they image God through the work they do? I would say that a good development worker is a...


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    God@School - History
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    John Van Sloten
    Oct 20, 2013

    Christianity holds that God created and spoke all of history. Imagine hearing God's voice in behind all that has happened (and is happening). Let them know that it is your...


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    Cultivating God's presence through a Farmer
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    John Van Sloten
    Oct 13, 2013

    In this Thanksgiving sermon Pastor John will be preaching on God's cultivating truth in a farmer. Have you ever considered how much God sustains you through their work? Then...


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    Judging Less
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    John Van Sloten
    Oct 06, 2013

    Wheres the line between being a good judge and being judgmental? Why was Jesus so harsh toward those who judge unjustly? Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the...


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    God@School - Language Arts
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    John Van Sloten
    Sept 22, 2013

    Pastor John Van Sloten begins a new series entitled God@School. This week will focus on the Language Arts. What does the nature of our words say about the nature of our Maker? How...


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    Commandment 10.10 - always wanting more
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    John Van Sloten
    Sept 15, 2013

    Do you ever struggle with wanting too much? Discontent can be deadly. Pastor John Van Sloten preaches on the 10th commandment, 'You shall not covet...' (and about a God who is...


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    The Parable of Breaking Bad
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    John Van Sloten
    Sept 08, 2013

    What does this hit TV show teach us about who we are? About who God is? [Human beings] brought upon themselves blindness, terrible darkness, futility, and distortion of...


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    Parable of the Sower, are you listening?
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    John Van Sloten
    Sept 01, 2013

    Pastor John Van Sloten preaches on the parable of the sower. What's the condition of your soil? Want to live a more abundant life? As they went from town to town, a lot of...


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    Being Ready for God
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    John Van Sloten
    Aug 25, 2013

    The Parable of the Watchful Servants, in this parable Jesus probes the question of how prepared we are for God. Keep your shirts on; keep the lights on! Be like house...


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    Parable of the Unforgiving Servant
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    John Van Sloten
    Aug 11, 2013

    We continue our summer series on the parables of Christ. This mornings parable looks at our calling to forgive others. Who have you not forgiven? The kingdom of God is like a...


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    Parable of the Minas
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    John Van Sloten
    July 28, 2013

    We continue our summer series on the parables of Christ. This parable asks the tough question, How youre investing your life? Are you risking enough? The Parable of the Ten...


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    Parable of the Weeds
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    John Van Sloten
    July 21, 2013

    In this message Pastor John preaches on the parable of the weeds. We live in a world where good and evil seem inextricably intertwined. Why is that? Could this mysterious reality...


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    Geology, God's Unchangeable Goodness, and the reality of a Flood
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    John Van Sloten
    June 30, 2013

    In this message we dig into Gods timeless, unchanging goodness in geology (in light of this week's events, we'll also ask why an unchanging and good God allows floods) In the...


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    Commandment 10.9 - Lying
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    John Van Sloten
    June 16, 2013

    In this message Pastor John Van Sloten is going to be speaking on the disintegrating power of lying. Studies show people lie up to 200 times a day! God says don't lie. Is there a...


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    The Glory of God in Formula One Racing
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    John Van Sloten
    June 09, 2013

    In this message Pastor John is talks about the glory of God in Formula One racing. Where do you risk your life for God? When was the last time you took it to its limits? Have you...


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    Gods Stress Relieving Truth in Your Neurons
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    John Van Sloten
    June 02, 2013

    In this message Pastor John Van Sloten searches out the thoughts of God as we find them embedded in stress relieving capacities of the human brain. You yourselves have seen...


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    Commandment 10.7 - Adultery
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    John Van Sloten
    May 19, 2013

    Jesus once said that if you look at a woman lustfully you've committed adultery. Really? In a world filled with lustful opportunity, do any of us stand a chance of keeping the 7th...


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    Gods Truth in a Software Engineer
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    John Van Sloten
    May 12, 2013

    Pastor John Van Sloten continues our series on "God at Work" and explores the vocation of a software engineer. How do they image the God of all source code? In the beginning...


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    Commandment 10.6 - You shall not Murder
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    John Van Sloten
    Apr 28, 2013

    Pastor John Van Sloten continues our series on the Ten Commandments and will be looking at Commandment #6 You shall not murder. Q. What is God's will for you in the sixth...


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    Word-FM Pittsburgh 101.5 Work Interview
    Audio Interview
    John Van Sloten
    Apr 25, 2013

    Pastor John is interviewed on "The Ride Home with John & Kathy" on 101.5 Word-FM Pittsburgh, Why Working For The Common Good Isn't Enough.


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    Gods Making New truth in a Stylist
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    John Van Sloten
    Apr 21, 2013

    Pastor John Van Sloten continues our God at Work series as look for Gods Making New truth in the heart of a stylist. I love giving people what they didnt even know...


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    Commandment 10.5 - Honour your Parents
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    John Van Sloten
    Apr 14, 2013

    Pastor John Van Sloten continues our series on the Ten Commandments and will be looking at commandment #5 Honour your parents. "Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD...


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    Gods Resurrecting Heart
    (through an Emergency Room Doctor) - Easter Sunday

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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 31, 2013

    Easter Sunday, what does it mean that our God is a resurrecting God? Early in the morning on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the...


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    Gods Broken Heart
    (through an Emergency Room Doctor) - Good Friday

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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 29, 2013

    In this message Pastor John Van Sloten explores Gods broken Good Friday heart. What was it like for Him? They took Jesus away. Carrying his cross, Jesus went out to the...


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    Commandment 10.4 - Rest
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 24, 2013

    We continue our series on the Ten Commandments and will be looking at command #4 Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six...


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    GOD & TRUTH and MUMFORD & SONS
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 17, 2013

    In this message were going to listen for Gods truth through the music of Mumford & Sons and through the biblical account of Abraham & Sons. "I don't really like that word,"...


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    Commandment 10.3 - misusing HIS name
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 10, 2013

    Pastor John continues our series on the Ten Commandments, and will be looking how we speak about God (and before God). You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for...


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    The Group of Seven Iconic Artists , part 2
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    John Van Sloten
    Feb 24, 2013

    Week two of our sermon series on the Group of Seven. On stage, New Hope Church artist Marcia Harris is painting a Turner...


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    The Group of Seven Iconic Artists
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    John Van Sloten
    Feb 17, 2013

    In this message Pastor John Van Sloten talks about beauty and truth in the Group of Seven. What can these iconic Canadian artists teach us about the creator God who first...


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    Commandment 10.2 - No Idols
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    John Van Sloten
    Feb 10, 2013

    In this message we will be looking at the reality of idolatry. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in...


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    THE CAT IN THE HAT and The Kingdom of God
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    John Van Sloten
    Feb 03, 2013

    In this message were going to look at Gods Kingdom truth in the classic Dr. Seuss parable THE CAT IN THE HAT. Do you remember what it felt like hearing it for the first time?...


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    God at Work: An Electrician
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 20, 2013

    We continue our series on God at Work and explore the vocation of an electrician. How do Sparkies uniquely image God? In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth....


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    Commandment 10.1 - Choose God
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 13, 2013

    We begin a Winter/Spring series of messages on the Ten Commandments, starting with you guessed it the first commandment. I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of...


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    God's Birthing Truth in a Midwife
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    John Van Sloten
    Dec 23, 2012

    midwife /ˈmidˌwīf/ Noun - A person (typically a woman) trained to assist women in childbirth And to think you were midwife at my birth,
 setting me at...


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    The Hobbit, God's Call to Adventure
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    John Van Sloten
    Dec 09, 2012

    Tolkiens, The Hobbit, what desire in you does this story whet? What can we learn from Tolkien and the bible that will help us understand God as we view the...


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    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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    John Van Sloten
    Dec 02, 2012

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. How can something so wrong bring about so much good? When people ask and seems like people always be askin to where I cant never get...


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    The Parable of Leonard Cohen
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 18, 2012

    The parable of renowned Canadian poet and singer Leonard Cohen. Show me the place, help me roll away the stone Show me the place, I can't move this thing alone Show me the...


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    Gods Saving Heart in a Firefighter
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 11, 2012

    We continue our sermon series on God at Work by looking at the vocation of a Firefighter. Its not just adrenaline for the sake of adrenaline, its for a purpose; [its for]...


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    The Transfiguration and the Glory of Jesus
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 04, 2012

    In this message were going to talk about the cosmic, almighty, now resurrected to glory person of Jesus Christ. [Then Jesus said,] Some of you standing here are going to see ...


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    Forensic Psychology and The Holy Spirit
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    John Van Sloten
    Oct 21, 2012

    We continue our series entitled, God at Work. This message will focus on the vocational calling of a forensic psychologist. "My job essentially consists of identifying...


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    RUSH: Humanist philosophers & God's prophets
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    John Van Sloten
    Sept 23, 2012

    This message is going to look at Gods down to earth goodness, and wholly authentic truth in the iconic Canadian band; Rush. Lean not upon your own understanding Clockwork...


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    CJ92 Rush Interview
    Audio Interview
    John Van Sloten
    Sept 20, 2012

    John Van Sloten, the guy who has worked in Metallica, Green Day, Supertramp and now Rush into his sermons popped by the Forbes and Friend's show on CJ92 FM.


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    God's goodness in a Landlord
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    John Van Sloten
    Sept 16, 2012

    Landlord's, can they teach us something about the heart of God? "I read your post on preaching God's truth in a landlord, and I gotta tell you John, I just don't get it! What...


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    Experiencing God through Community
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    John Van Sloten
    Sept 09, 2012

    We are made to experience the presence of God through community. We are made in the image of a relational God. The thought of what that kind of new world might be like fills...


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    God, Robert Munsch and Davids Father
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    John Van Sloten
    Sept 02, 2012

    This message is going to look at Gods truth in Robert Munschs story, Davids Father. What unknowns are you afraid of? I made this [story] up soon after we adopted our second...


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    The Parable of the Hunger Games
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    John Van Sloten
    Aug 26, 2012

    How would you react if you were thrust into the arena? [The Hunger Games] depict a world where children are slaughtered for entertainment, power is in the hands of nearly...


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    Architecture and a Designer Deity
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    John Van Sloten
    Aug 12, 2012

    Where is God in the spaces we inhabit? What does good design communicate about his nature? In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1 The earth is...


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    The Parable of Olympic Swimmer Tera Van Beilen
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    John Van Sloten
    July 29, 2012

    Whats happening in a heat? Her body, operating at peak performance, enters into the best stroke, at the best frequency, with the least amount of water resistance. After taking...


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    God's Face in a Honey Bee
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    John Van Sloten
    July 22, 2012

    John re-visited this sermon July 22, 2012. Sticky and sweet Sunday, Pastor John had the people at New Hope not only thinking about how God's face is in a Honey Bee but also...


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    Dogs, a parable of pets
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    John Van Sloten
    June 24, 2012

    What does the presence of dogs teach us about who God is? And God said, Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along...


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    Broken Body Image
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    John Van Sloten
    June 17, 2012

    This sermon is going to look at our body image. Why are things so broken in terms of how we physically view ourselves? Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild...


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    Wolverines and the fierceness of God
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    John Van Sloten
    June 10, 2012

    In this message were going to look at the elusive, mysterious, powerful, and incredibly wild Wolverine. If God created this animal, then surely it has something to say about its...


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    Entering into the Community of God via the Rublev Trinity
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    John Van Sloten
    June 03, 2012

    In this message were going to try and peer into our relationship with our Triune God. The Lord appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the...


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    Holy Spirit Coming
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    John Van Sloten
    May 27, 2012

    Pentecost that day when the Holy Spirit first burst onto the church scene. Does the Spirits wind blow in your life? To what end? When the day of Pentecost came, they were...


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    Recognizing Christ in your Life
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    John Van Sloten
    May 20, 2012

    Were going to look at four bible stories where people (at first) didnt recognize that Jesus was standing right in front of them. Do you ever wonder what you might be...


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    CBC Radio - Science, human leg
    Audio Interview
    John Van Sloten
    May 19, 2012

    Part 5 of the CBC interviews between Russell Bowers and John Van Sloten focuses on a runners leg. It seems like Religion and Science haven't seen eye to eye in a very long...


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    The Biomechanics of a Runners leg
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    John Van Sloten
    May 06, 2012

    In this message were going to look at the biomechanics of a runners leg. What does running tell us about the Maker of all legs? When he was out on the trail running, it was...


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    CBC Radio - Science, Hydrology
    Audio Interview
    John Van Sloten
    May 05, 2012

    In part 4 of a series on Science and Religion, the New Hope Church pastor discusses how the hydrology of the river provides a moral lesson. It seems like Religion and Science...


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    The Hydrology of the Bow River; Finding God in the flow
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    John Van Sloten
    Apr 29, 2012

    We continue our three week, Templeton funded, Discovering God in Science series. This morning were going to look at the hydrology of the Bow River.What does this flowing...


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    CBC Radio - Science, Geophysics
    Audio Interview
    John Van Sloten
    Apr 28, 2012

    Pastor John Van Sloten returns for Part 3 of a series on the subjects of religion and faith. This time, a discussion with CBC Daybreak host, Russell Bowers on how Geophysics can...


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    Geophysics and the Ground of all Being
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    John Van Sloten
    Apr 22, 2012

    How does how we listen to the earth inform our understanding of God? In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth And God said, Let the water under the sky be...


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    CBC Radio - Science, Epigenetics
    Audio Interview
    John Van Sloten
    Apr 21, 2012

    In the second of a series on Religion and Science, Pastor John Van Sloten and CBC Radio Daybreak host Russell Bowers discusses Epigenetics, the science of how our environment can...


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    Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto, prayers
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    John Van Sloten
    Apr 15, 2012

    Were going to listen for Gods truth in the music of Coldplay (via their new album Mylo Xyloto, in particular). To help you get into the swing of things, weve prepared a...


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    CBC Radio - Science, the Kidney
    Audio Interview
    John Van Sloten
    Apr 14, 2012

    In Part 1 of a 5-part series, Pastor John Van Sloten and CBC Radio Daybreak host Russell Bowers discusses how religion and science can find common ground. In this episode, how the...


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    a blindness that leads to sight
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    John Van Sloten
    Apr 01, 2012

    Are you aware of your blindness when it comes to the things of God? Imagine what it would be like to really see Jesus. Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind John 9:1-9 As he went...


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    God with us (everywhere)
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 18, 2012

    Were going to think about how the God who made all things connects with the God who took on a human body. What does it mean that Jesus was the central character in both events? ...


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    Calgary Herald - Science and faith at New Hope Church
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 16, 2012

    By Mario Toneguzzi, Calgary Herald March 16, 2012 In some circles, science and faith are not really a good match. But theyve found a comfortable home for discussion at...


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    Hugo Cabret and the Divine Watchmaker
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 11, 2012

    Were going to look at Gods redemptive story as found in the Academy award winning film Hugo. It seemed like a dream, too good to be true, when God returned Zion's exiles. We...


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    Is there greater faith outside of the church?
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 04, 2012

    In this message were going to enter into the New Testament story of the Roman Centurion; a man who's faith astonished Jesus. What is God saying to you, about your faith, through...


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    What will Heaven (on earth) be like?
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    John Van Sloten
    Feb 19, 2012

    Were going dream about what heaven on earth will be like. Do you ever think about the nature of eternal life? What would it mean to live with a clearer picture of the end in...


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    Serve Every Way
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    John Van Sloten
    Feb 12, 2012

    Were going to look at God's truth as found in the New Testament book of Colossians. What does it mean to serve God in "every way"? "For this reason, since the day we heard...


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    Knowing God through Giving
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 29, 2012

    Giving, if God's very nature is self giving love, then shouldn't our natures be the same? We are made in the image of a giving God. The silver is mine and the gold is mine,...


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    Tangled - Discovering who you really are!
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 22, 2012

    Tangled, it's a story about identity and finding your way home. Do you feel like you know who you are? Are you afraid or are you free? Take what has been lost, bring back...


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    Epigenetics and the Love of God
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 15, 2012

    In this message we're going to talk about the science of epigenetics. What does God say through how our genes express themselves? What do epigenetics teach us about how God...


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    Which Christ do you follow?
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 08, 2012

    In this message we're going to talk about the present nature and person of Jesus Christ. Who is he (right now)? Where is he (right now)? What is he doing (right now)? The...


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    Parenting the Son of God
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    John Van Sloten
    Dec 18, 2011

    We continue our advent series on parenting by looking at Jesus' mother Mary. Can you imagine parenting the Son of God? "Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The...


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    Finding God through Parenting - Words
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    John Van Sloten
    Dec 11, 2011

    We continue our series on the parenting heart of God. This morning we're going to focus on the power of parental words. "In the context of a loving parent-child relationship,...


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    Finding God through Parenting - Parenting as a lens
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    John Van Sloten
    Dec 05, 2011

    In this message we begin a three week series on the parenting heart of God. What can the creational text of parenting teach us about who God is? "Early childhood is to this...


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    The Kidney, Homeostasis, and the Holy Spirit
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 20, 2011

    Believing that God designed and made the human kidney, what does this internal organ teach us about God's nature? "Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground...


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    It might get LOUD
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 13, 2011

    A Parable on the Electric Guitar Where is God's truth in the cultural product of an electric guitar? What do the stories of Jimmy Page, The Edge, and Jack White uniquely...


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    The Blanket Exercise
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 06, 2011

    In this service we're going to live out a parable together, one that encompasses the past 500 years of history on the very land we live on. Hearing Aboriginal Voices Georges...


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    Finding God through STARS (air ambulance)
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    John Van Sloten
    Oct 30, 2011

    In this message were going to look at the story of STARS air ambulance. What does the fact of the existence of such an organization tell us about who God is? "We believe our...


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    The Many Ways God Self Reveals
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    John Van Sloten
    Oct 16, 2011

    In this message Pastor John looks at another story from the life of the early church; one that tells of God's direct and indirect self-revelation. Image - Dujardin, Karel...


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    The gift of Gratitude
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    John Van Sloten
    Oct 09, 2011

    In this sermon were going to look at the gift of gratitude. How is it expressed in your life? Are you looking for more of it? What would it take to be more thankful? Image,...


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    CBC Radio Active - The Day Metallica Came to Church
    Audio Interview
    John Van Sloten
    Sept 27, 2011

    John is interviewed by CBC Edmonton on his talk at Taylor University and his book, "The Day Metallica came to Church".
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    Authentic Christianity
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    John Van Sloten
    Sept 18, 2011

    In this message were going to look at the radical community of the early church. What do authentic follows of Christ look like? (And what do they NOT look like?) The...


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    Criminal Minds
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    John Van Sloten
    Sept 11, 2011

    In this message we're going to look at the hit TV show Criminal Minds. Why are so many people attracted to this (often) dark program? What does this attraction say about who we...


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    What does it mean to know God?
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    John Van Sloten
    Aug 21, 2011

    In this message were going to look at the story of Philip and the Ethiopian. What does this story teach us about who God is (and how were to follow him)? Philip and the...


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    St. Paul, A Shipwreck and The Adjustment Bureau
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    John Van Sloten
    Aug 07, 2011

    What do you think about free will and providence? Do we choose our lives? Or is there some kind of divine plan? Or is it both? In their hearts human beings plan their...


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    The religious nature of human beings
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    John Van Sloten
    July 03, 2011

    Why do we have an insatiable human religious impulse and what it means to direct it toward a God who made all things. So Paul took his stand in the open space at the Areopagus...


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    How God used Supertramp (Roger Hodgson) to Save my Life!
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    John Van Sloten
    June 26, 2011

    In this message were going to listen to a little Supertramp (and contemplate how much God loves us and wants to reach us!) Why don't you listen, you can trust me... Hide in...


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    Imagine Seeing Again
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    John Van Sloten
    June 19, 2011

    Were going to engage the story of Jesus healing the two blind men. Can you imagine what it would be like to see again? As Jesus left the house, he was followed by two blind...


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    CJOB - Greg Glatz Interview - The Day Metallica came to church
    Audio Interview
    John Van Sloten
    June 18, 2011

    Pastor John Van Sloten preaches from Metallica song lyrics and other "artifacts" of popular culture. John joins Greg on the show to talk about his new book, The Day Metallica Came...


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    David and Goliath, an underdog story
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    John Van Sloten
    June 12, 2011

    Gods truth in an Underdog story. What does the Old Testament story of David and Goliath teach us about who God is, and about who were called to be? But the LORD said to...


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    U2; Creation, Fall, Redemption & Return
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    John Van Sloten
    June 05, 2011

    In this message were going to examine the overall arc of the Christian narrative (creation, fall, redemption & return) via the lens of U2. In the beginning, God created the...


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    Regent College faith/science talk
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    John Van Sloten
    May 24, 2011

    Here's the talk I gave at the Templeton funded Regent College faith/science cohort meeting last May.


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    The Face of God in Disability
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    John Van Sloten
    May 22, 2011

    Please note, the audio has been updated for this message to a new version Pastor John preached on May 22, 2011. The video is from the original message in 2006....


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    The King's Speech, God's gift of Voice
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    John Van Sloten
    May 15, 2011

    We look at Gods spoken word in the Academy Award winning film, The Kings Speech. Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you...


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    Gods Maternal Heart
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    John Van Sloten
    May 08, 2011

    In this message were going to try and learn a little bit more about God through moms. There is this fierce, almost animalistic love that rises up in me whenever the safety of...


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    The Parable of Romeo Dallaire
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    John Van Sloten
    May 01, 2011

    In this message we are going to try and understand Gods suffering, justice seeking heart through the parable of Canadian Gen. Romeo Dallaire. I cannot understand how you can...


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    Being Christ, Seeing Christ and Serving Christ - Three Parables of Jesus
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    John Van Sloten
    Apr 17, 2011

    In this message were going to look at three of Jesus parables, the parable of The Good Samaritan, the parable of Developer who was almost too busy, and the parable of the Sheep...


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    Sales, Marketing and a God who can meet your every need
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    John Van Sloten
    Apr 03, 2011

    Sales and Marketing, about a God who sees our needs and wants to meet them, about a God who wants our lives to be the best lives possible. marketing -...


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    Hell, Lazarus, and a Rich Man
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 27, 2011

    The Parable of the Rich man and Lazarus; a story that Jesus told about life and death; and heaven and hell. There once was a rich man, expensively dressed in the latest...


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    The Parable of Japan's Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Crisis
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 20, 2011

    In this message were going to talk about the terrible disaster that is now playing out in Japan. God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble....


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    God's face in a Walmart greeter
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 13, 2011

    Today were going to seek out Gods face via a Walmart greeter. What can a retail store greeter teach us about Gods heart? Do to others as you would have them do to...


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    Finding God through facebook
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 06, 2011

    In this message were going to seek out Gods face via facebook. There is a force capable of synchronizing a large population in very little time, thereby creating...


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    The Gospel According to Mayor Naheed Nenshi
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    John Van Sloten
    Feb 13, 2011

    What does Mayor Naheed Nenshi teach us about who God is? there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God...


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    God's Goodness in Investment Banking
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    John Van Sloten
    Feb 06, 2011

    In this message we will be searching for Gods goodness, grace and truth in an Investment Banker (really!). Definition: In general, investment bankers help clients with...


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    Engineers and God; keeping things going
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 30, 2011

    Part 2 of our series on Engineering. This time well be looking at how engineers like God - keep things going. [The Holy Spirit] restrains for the present the deteriorating...


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    God's Engineering Mind
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 23, 2011

    Today well explore the mind of God through the lens of Engineering. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was...


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    God, Reconciliation and How to Train your Dragon
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 16, 2011

    In this message were going to search for Gods truth as its found in Dreamworks animated film, "How to Train your Dragon." For he himself is our peace, who has made the two...


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    John's interview on Vancouver's The Fox 99.3
    Audio Interview
    John Van Sloten
    Jan 14, 2011

    Pastor John joins the Jeff O'Neil Show to talk about how "Metallica" came to church. Jeff O'Neil Show 6-10am / 99.3FM 20th Floor, 700 W. Georgia St. Vancouver, BC, V7Y...


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    The Day Metallica Came to Church - Ufonic Interview
    Video Interview
    John Van Sloten
    Jan 08, 2011

    Pastor John Van Sloten shares how his first book, "The Day Metallica came to Church; searching for the everywhere God in everything" came to be written. Book Web Page
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    Why Matter matters so much to God
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    John Van Sloten
    Dec 26, 2010

    We conclude our series on craftsmanship by looking at how working with our hands anchors us into Gods good material reality. See, the LORD has chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the...


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    Follow Me - Gods Apprenticing Truth
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    John Van Sloten
    Dec 19, 2010

    We continue our series on craftsmanship by looking at the kind of knowing that can only come through doing. Language struggles with depicting physical action, and nowhere is...


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    CBC Daybreak Alberta Interview
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    John Van Sloten
    Dec 19, 2010

    John was interviewed on the "It's the Daybreak Christmas Book Podcast" Daybreak Alberta with Russell Bowers. A book review for John's first book "The Day Metallica Came to Church"


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    God's hands-on truth in Glass Blowing
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    John Van Sloten
    Dec 12, 2010

    We continue our series on craftsmanship by looking Gods truth as its found in glass blowing. Because its fun A Glass Blowers answer to why she loves what she...


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    God's hands-on truth in Carpentry
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    John Van Sloten
    Dec 05, 2010

    We begin a new series on Craftsmanship. What does God teach us about himself through the work of our hands? Where did this man get these things? they asked. Whats this...


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    God at Work - Accounting
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 21, 2010

    We continue our series on work by looking at Gods truth in the field of accounting. How is an accountant made in the image of God? Suppose one of you wants to build a tower....


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    Awake my Soul - Mumford and Sons
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 14, 2010

    Whats the Spirit whispering here? Ill know my name as its called again. Mumford and Sons, The Cave Long before he laid down earth's foundations, he had us in mind,...


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    God at Work - Mechanics
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 07, 2010

    We continue our series on work by looking at Gods truth in what an auto mechanic does. Three workers are breaking rock into pieces. Asked what they were doing, the first...


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    Caution; God at Work
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    John Van Sloten
    Oct 31, 2010

    Work,does God mean for you to know and experience him there? Recall one instance where you've met God at work. Think about it for a while. House-building, measuring, sawing...


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    sciencE = faith(2)
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    John Van Sloten
    Oct 24, 2010

    We finish our series on science by looking at the false dichotomy of Faith vs. Science The heavens tell of the glory of God. The skies display his marvelous craftsmanship. Day...


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    The God of all Neurons
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    John Van Sloten
    Oct 17, 2010

    What do Neurons teach us about who God is? Can they help us know him better? Defn - A neuron (pronounced /ˈnjʊərɒn/ N(Y)OOR-on, also known as a neurone or...


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    The Large Hadron Collider - Searching for the God Particle
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    John Van Sloten
    Oct 10, 2010

    The Large Hadron Collider (the worlds biggest and most powerful atom smasher). What does its creation tell us about who we are and about who God is? Our ability to...


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    CJIL-TV Insight Interview on John's book
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    John Van Sloten
    Oct 05, 2010

    Pastor John Van Sloten was interviewed on CJIL-TV's "Insight " program about his book, "The Day...


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    Arcade Fire
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    John Van Sloten
    Sept 26, 2010

    What is God saying through this band? All the kids have always known that the emperor wears no clothes, but they bow down to him anyway, cause its better than being alone ...


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    Wound Healing; Gods Physiological truth
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    John Van Sloten
    Sept 19, 2010

    What does the bodys healing process tell us about its Maker? Who can heal you? Lamentations 2:14 The repair of wounds is one of the most complex biological processes...


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    The Story behind the Book
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    John Van Sloten
    Sept 12, 2010

    The Day Metallica came to Church, Searching for the Everywhere God in Everything is Pastor John Van Sloten's first book. What was his motivation to write this book...


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    The Pursuit of Pleasure
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    John Van Sloten
    Sept 05, 2010

    In this message we look at the pursuit of pleasure. Why does it never seem to get us there? All things would be absurd if their meaning were exhausted in their function and...


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    Why did a timeless God create time?
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    John Van Sloten
    Aug 29, 2010

    In this message we look at the concept of time. Why did you create time God? There is a time for everything,and a season for every activity under the heavens Ecclesiastes...


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    CJ92 Interview 2 - The Day Metallica Came to Church
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    John Van Sloten
    Aug 16, 2010

    Gerry Forbes of CJ92's morning show, and pastor John Van Sloten talk about his first book, "The Day Metallica came to Church" and give away free copies on Calgary's rock station...


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    Death
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    John Van Sloten
    Aug 15, 2010

    We continue our series on the Old Testament wisdom book; Ecclesiastes. This morning we look at how death brings perspective to life. Of all the worlds wonders which is most...


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    CJ92 Interview - The Day Metallica Came to Church
    Audio Interview
    John Van Sloten
    Aug 12, 2010

    Gerry Forbes of CJ92's morning show, and pastor John Van Sloten talk about his first book, "The Day Metallica came to Church" on Calgary's rock station CJ92 FM.
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    CBC Radio - The Day Metallica Came to Church
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    John Van Sloten
    Aug 10, 2010

    Pastor John is interviewed on CBC Radio One (99.1FM Calgary) about the release of his first book, "The Day Metallica Came to Church".
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    Finding God in Meaninglessness
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    John Van Sloten
    Aug 08, 2010

    In this message well be looking at select themes from the ancient Hebrew wisdom book, Ecclesiastes. Meaningless! Meaningless! says the Teacher. Utterly meaningless! ...


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    The World Cup 2010: Heaven on Earth?
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    John Van Sloten
    July 11, 2010

    In two hours over 1 Billion people will sit down to watch the biggest single sporting event on the face of the earth. Why? What might God be saying through this beautiful...


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    Peter Gabriel's parable
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    John Van Sloten
    June 27, 2010

    in your eyes I am complete Peter Gabriel's parable This morning we will be looking at Peter Gabriels 1986 hit, In your Eyes, from the album "So" (Geffen Records) love I...


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    Rich Fool
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    John Van Sloten
    June 20, 2010

    The Parable of the Rich Fool, Luke 12:13-21 Someone in the crowd said to him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me." Jesus replied, "Man, who...


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    I gotta find peace of mind...
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    John Van Sloten
    June 13, 2010

    The parable of Lauryn Hills song, I Gotta Find Peace of Mind. I have no peace, no quietness; I have no rest, but only turmoil. Job 3:26, NIV Yes, weep and grieve until the...


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    Pride
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    John Van Sloten
    June 06, 2010

    How much of an issue is pride in my life? WARNING - watch out for the hook!) He [Jesus] told his next story to some who were complacently pleased with themselves over their...


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    Where the Wild Things Are
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    John Van Sloten
    May 30, 2010

    Our world is filled with people, looking for a king that can make everything right, who takes away our loneliness and keeps out all the sadness... "I'm telling you, once and...


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    The parable of U.F.C. (Ultimate Fighting Championship)
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    John Van Sloten
    May 16, 2010

    What is it that draws us to the cultural phenomenon of UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). Why are so many people into this? GOD! My God, help me! Slap their faces, ...


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    The Apocalypse
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    John Van Sloten
    May 02, 2010

    We continue our series on the parables with a look at the cultural phenomenon of apocalyptic fervor. What is it about the end that so captures our imaginations? Matthew 24-...


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    The parable of the persistent widow
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    John Van Sloten
    Apr 25, 2010

    How fervently do you pray? Jesus told them a story showing that it was necessary for them to pray consistently and never quit. He said, "There was once a judge in some city...


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    The Parable of Manna from Hell
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    John Van Sloten
    Apr 18, 2010

    What is Gods take on money, materialism and the good life? Surely everyone goes around like a mere phantom; in vain they rush about, heaping up wealth without knowing whose it...


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    The Power of Positive Psychology? - Real Life
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 28, 2010

    We conclude our series on positive psychology by taking one more look at the psychological concept of flow. On the last and greatest day of the Festival, Jesus stood and...


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    The Power of Positive Psychology? - Flow
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 21, 2010

    In this message we connect the biblical concept of joy with the psychological concept of flow. Now that we have actually received this amazing friendship with God, we are no...


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    The Power of Positive Psychology? - Love
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 14, 2010

    The power of positive psychology, whats love got to do with it? Home work for this message is to take a psychological test.
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    The Power of Positive Psychology?
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 07, 2010

    What is God saying through this huge cultural trend? Homework for the next month is to buy the book Authentic Happiness by Dr. Martin E. P. Seligman, and read it. What John...


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    God's Gift of Canadian Olympic Hockey
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    John Van Sloten
    Feb 28, 2010

    What might God be saying through the Canadian Mens Olympic Hockey Team. Why is hockey so huge to Canadians? What does this say about how God made us? God blessed them and...


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    The Olympic Spirit of Hospitality
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    John Van Sloten
    Feb 14, 2010

    What might God be saying to us through the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics? In particular, what does our hosting of the games teach us about who we are and who God is? I was a...


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    The parable of Shane McConkey
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    John Van Sloten
    Feb 07, 2010

    James Shane McConkey was a risk taker, an inventor, and an explorer, who led many out of their comfort zones, pushed the limits into new experiences and previously unknown and new...


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    Winter
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 31, 2010

    In this message we ponder the reality of winter. Why God? Why a season like this? Was does winter say about who you are? He lets out all the stops, he holds nothing back. No...


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    UP - Growing Young Agane
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 24, 2010

    We continue our series on growing young by entering into the story of Disney/Pixars award winning film, UP. "I'm telling you, once and for all, that unless you return to...


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    A Lament for Haiti
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 17, 2010

    Even now we come along side the people of Haiti. New Hope Church is working with the Christian Reformed World Relief committee (CRWRC) to help the victims of the earthquake in...


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    God's Kingdom through a Child's Eyes
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 10, 2010

    Part 1 of a two week series on growing young. What exactly did Jesus mean when he said we needed to be like children? "I'm telling you, once and for all, that unless you...


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    Handel's Messiah - Where is Christ today?
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    John Van Sloten
    Dec 27, 2009

    We finish our Christmas series on Handels Messiah by looking at where Christ is today. AIR (Soprano) I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day...


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    Hallelujah Chorus - Christmas Eve 2009
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    John Van Sloten
    Dec 24, 2009

    The Gospel of Luke, chapter 2 - The Birth of Jesus In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first...


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    Handel's Messiah, Why God came to us
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    John Van Sloten
    Dec 20, 2009

    We continue our Christmas Advent series on Handels Messiah by looking at what Christ came to do. CHORUS Behold the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world. John...


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    Handel's Messiah - God holding us
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    John Van Sloten
    Dec 13, 2009

    We continue our Christmas Advent series on Handels Messiah by looking at the theme of God holding us. Homework This weeks Messiah message will focus on the God who holds...


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    Handel's Messiah, Promise
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 29, 2009

    Part 1 of our Christmas Advent series on Handels Messiah by looking at Gods promise. OVERTURE RECITATIVE. (Accompanied - Tenor) Comfort ye, comfort ye My people, saith...


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    Giving everything to God
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 22, 2009

    Pastor John talks about Gods calling for New Hope Church. The Parable of the Farmer Scattering Seed Later that same day Jesus left the house and sat beside the lake. A...


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    Regina Spektor - laughing with God
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 15, 2009

    What is Gods message through Regina Spektors hit song, Laughing with. We must never try to get Christ to serve us instead of us serving him These are all warning...


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    Crash, the movie - darkness and redemption
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 08, 2009

    Today, we Crash All around me are familiar faces Worn out places, worn out faces Bright and early for their daily races Going nowhere,...


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    What if God was one of us?
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 01, 2009

    In this message we examine the intrinsic value of a human life through the divine image bearing eyes of Vincent Van Gogh. I prefer painting peoples eyes to cathedrals, for...


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    world 2.0 - everything new
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    John Van Sloten
    Oct 25, 2009

    Pastor John based his talk on the work of Eirc Sanderson's, Mannahatta project. The Mannahatta project recreates New Yorks...


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    stand by me - loving your neighbour
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    John Van Sloten
    Oct 18, 2009

    What does it really mean to love our neighbours as we do ourselves? 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all...


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    knowing God through gratitude
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    John Van Sloten
    Oct 11, 2009

    Seeing God through gratitude. Does being thankful for something help us better know and experience God? How? To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything he...


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    Parable of the unheard God
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    John Van Sloten
    Oct 04, 2009

    A parable about listening to God. Have you ever thought about how much you miss? The parable unfolds here;
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    Jesus and the joy of drinking - part 2
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    John Van Sloten
    Sept 20, 2009

    Gods gift of alcohol, what is the giftedness of its effects. The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax...


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    Jesus and the joy of drinking - part 1
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    John Van Sloten
    Sept 13, 2009

    Gods gift of alcohol. What does the bible teach us about the wise way to imbibe? What does it mean to drink in a Christ-like way? The Son of Man came eating and drinking,...


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    God revealed in a Redwood
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    John Van Sloten
    Aug 30, 2009

    God spoke: "Earth, green up! Grow all varieties of seed-bearing plants, Every sort of fruit-bearing tree." And there it was. Earth produced green seed-bearing plants, all...


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    Alicia Keys; No One (and the inseparable love of God!)
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    John Van Sloten
    Aug 23, 2009

    In this message we talk about the love of God as we find it described in Alicia Keys hot song "No One". I know some people search the world To find something like what we...


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    Finding God through the Fear of Public Speaking
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    John Van Sloten
    Aug 16, 2009

    The fear of public speaking. Where does it come from? Can its presence teach us anything about who God is, and how he made us? According to most studies, people's number...


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    Gran Torino
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    John Van Sloten
    June 28, 2009

    The parallels of Gods saving message as we find it in Clints film Gran Torino, and in Pauls letter to the Romans. Kor Khue says that you think you've been disrespected....


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    The God of travel - Coming Home
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    John Van Sloten
    June 21, 2009

    Coming home, all the different feelings it invokes, regret, longing, dread, excitement. (image by Sandra Russell) The sole cause of mans unhappiness is that he does not know...


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    The God of travel - Exploration
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    John Van Sloten
    June 14, 2009

    We continue our series on, The God of Travel, by looking at the themes of curiosity and exploring. (mountain image by Ben Bowler) There are certain places that grab you....


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    The God of travel - Air France 447
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    John Van Sloten
    June 07, 2009

    We explore how travel exposes our human frailties; how small we are, how short our time is, and how little we know. When I consider the small space I occupy, which I see...


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    The God of travel - Italy
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    John Van Sloten
    May 31, 2009

    What can God teach us about himself through our journeying passions? And how blessed all those in whom you live, whose lives become roads you travel; They wind through...


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    God below the Surface
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    John Van Sloten
    May 03, 2009

    Were going to explore what river and sea creatures have to teach us about knowing, loving and worshipping God. God spoke: "Swarm, Ocean, with fish and all sea life! Birds,...


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    God, Suffering and the mysterious birthplace of the Chiru
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    John Van Sloten
    Apr 26, 2009

    When the renowned Old Testament sufferer Job questioned God regarding the reason for his suffering, God replied with these words... "Do you know when the mountain goats give...


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    Seven Deadly Relational Sins - Sloth
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    John Van Sloten
    Apr 19, 2009

    The very ubiquity of indifference should give us pause... Kathleen Norris, Acedia and Me, Page23 Definition: Sloth is a sad, restless and ungrateful boredom in the face...


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    Seven Deadly Relational Sins - Greed
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    John Van Sloten
    Apr 05, 2009

    Greed is the excessive and insatiable appetite for wealth and possessions. It loves not possessions so much as possessing. Henry Fairlee What its not mere...


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    Seven Deadly Relational Sins - Lust
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 29, 2009

    In this message well be taking a look at the deadly sin of lust. How big of a problem is it in your life? Where do you struggle most (toward whom)? What would it look like...


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    Seven Deadly Relational Sins - Anger
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 22, 2009

    We continue our series on the Seven Deadly Relational Sins with a look at the ever volatile sin of Anger. (But is anger really a sin?) You homework is to unpack your last...


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    Seven Deadly Relational Sins - Gluttony
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 08, 2009

    GOD makes his people strong. GOD gives his people peace. Psalm 29:11, MSG Definition: Gluttony is the willful and insatiable desire to over consume, excessively...


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    Seven Deadly Relational Sins - Envy
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 01, 2009

    Envy is the sin du jour.(and its worse than you might think, much more than just a jealousy thing!) Definition: Envy is the sadness or displeasure at the good of another,...


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    Seven Deadly Relational Sins - Pride
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    John Van Sloten
    Feb 15, 2009

    The Seven Deadly Relational Sins; pride, envy, gluttony, anger, lust greed and sloth. In this message we focus on the deadly and divisive sin of pride. Definition: Pride is...


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    Photography; Following the Light - part3
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    John Van Sloten
    Feb 08, 2009

    We finish our series on photography by focusing on the theme of Light. Our texts this morning will be photographer Galen Rowell and select bible passages. His photographic...


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    Photography; Gods take on you - part 2
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    John Van Sloten
    Feb 01, 2009

    Portraits both formal and informal of you and me. How do you see yourself? Others? And what kind of image fills Gods mind when he thinks of you? You are the God who...


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    Photography; A New Lens on God - part1
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 25, 2009

    What does a photographers eye teach us about seeing God more? Can a greater understanding of the nature of the cameras lens help un-shutter and focus our vision? Seeing, in...


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    The Dark Knight, common grace
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 11, 2009

    In this message were going to talk about Gods truth as we find it in the Batman film, The Dark Knight. What does this top grossing North American phenomenon have to teach us...


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    Why New Hope Church?
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 04, 2009

    In this message were going to talk about why youre here. What is it that connects you to New Hope Church? Why have you chosen to be a part of this faith community? I...


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    Power of words
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 16, 2008

    In this message were going to talk about the power of words. Passions I allow, and loves I approve, only I would wish that men would alter their object and better their...


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    Coldplay, Viva La Vida & Christ's Spirit of Revolution
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 09, 2008

    In this message we continue our music series by looking and listening through Coldplay's Viva La Vida. A REVOLUTION (from the Latin revolutio, "a turn around") is a fundamental...


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    Coldplay - knowing God
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 02, 2008

    In this message continue our music series by looking at the band Coldplay (the band in general this week and the song Viva la Vida next Sunday). The bad songs come from me and...


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    The Countercultural Spirit of Bob Dylan
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    John Van Sloten
    Oct 26, 2008

    In this message well look at the counter-cultural Spirit in behind Bob Dylan. The answer, my friend, is blowin in the wind, The answer is blowin in the wind. Bob Dylan,...


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    Feist, Community and Creativity
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    John Van Sloten
    Oct 19, 2008

    On stage in this message is Canadas very own, Leslie Feist. Whats God saying through her life and music? Its an incredible collection of songwriters, and they all push...


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    Scars, waking up to the story of your life
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    John Van Sloten
    Oct 12, 2008

    In this message we continue our look at the topic of community, by looking through the lenses of our scars. How does remembering wake you up to life? I'll never forget the...


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    when I die...
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    John Van Sloten
    Oct 05, 2008

    In this message we continue our look at the topic of community, by contemplating the reality of our deaths. "Alexander the great is said to have directed that he be buried with...


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    a picture of community
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    John Van Sloten
    Sept 21, 2008

    We continue a series of messages on the theme of community. Whats a faith community supposed to look like? Who is God calling us to be here at New Hope? And whats your place...


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    Possibility of Community
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    John Van Sloten
    Sept 14, 2008

    We begin a series of messages on the theme of community. Whats a faith community supposed to look like? Who is God calling us to be here at New Hope? And whats your place in...


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    Billie Holiday - On the Love of God
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    John Van Sloten
    Sept 07, 2008

    In this message were going to let 1930s Jazz singer, Billie Holiday teach us about the nature and character of the love of God. Jim doesn't ever bring me pretty...


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    The Spirit and the Beijing Olympics
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    John Van Sloten
    Aug 24, 2008

    What might God be saying through the Beijing Olympics? What does this event say about who we are as human beings? And what do the games reveal about the one who made us? ...


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    Horton Hears a Who - Believing in the Unbelievable
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    John Van Sloten
    Aug 10, 2008

    Have a listen to the Dr. Seuss little parable, Horton Hears a Who. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never...


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    Gods Hope for Ugly Ducklings
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    John Van Sloten
    Aug 03, 2008

    In children's stories we can see more of God's message, in the Ugly Duckling we can see his how deep his love goes and how there are no ordinary people. A man with leprosy...


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    Parkinsons, Locked in Syndrome, and Sin
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    John Van Sloten
    July 27, 2008

    What is the spiritual commonality between Parkinsons, Locked in Syndrome, and Sin? We long for light but sink into darkness, long for brightness but stumble through the...


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    Thirst
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    John Van Sloten
    July 20, 2008

    This message is about the story of The Woman at the Well (The Gospel of John 4) . Its a parable a story about thirst. Jesus left the Judean countryside and went back...


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    Jesus, Lars and the Real Girl
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    John Van Sloten
    June 08, 2008

    In this message we look at the parable in the movie, Lars and the Real Girl. What does it really mean to be a community? Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In...


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    Lall Murder Tragedy - Good, Evil, and where was God?
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    John Van Sloten
    June 01, 2008

    How do you make sense of needless deaths? Why does God allow evil to continue in our world? This message looks at the reality of living life with weeds, through Christ's parable...


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    Struggling to Forgive
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    John Van Sloten
    May 18, 2008

    In this message were going to think about forgiveness. "The kingdom of God is like a king who decided to square accounts with his servants. As he got under way, one servant...


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    What? Learning to Listen
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    John Van Sloten
    May 11, 2008

    Do you remember when someone really listened to you? How did you feel, how did that connect you to that person? How can we in turn learn to listen? When hearing is good,...


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    Intimacy; More than Just Sex!
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    John Van Sloten
    May 04, 2008

    With this message we begin a three week series on relationships. First up were going to talk about intimacy, part 2 listening, and last, but never least, forgiving. Do not...


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    Real Community
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    John Van Sloten
    Apr 13, 2008

    In order for our church to really be a church, weve got to get the community thing figured out. This morning well try to do that a bit more. In preparation for this message...


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    NCAA Final Four; Gods full court press
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    John Van Sloten
    Apr 06, 2008

    NCAA basketball, March Madness is an absolutely huge college sporting phenomenon. Why? And what in the world does this sporting event have to do with our...


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    Gods take on the Sub-prime Mortgage Crisis
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 30, 2008

    What is the biblical take on charging interest (among other things!)? Given today's financial credit crisis - consumer debt, banker debt, national debt, this is a very relevant...


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    Amazing Grace, the story of Easter - part2
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 23, 2008

    Happy Easter! In this message we explore the forgiveness, hope, and redemptive calling that come to our lives via the resurrection of Christ. The Resurrection On the first...


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    Amazing Grace, the story of Easter - part 1
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 21, 2008

    Today is Good Friday. This morning were going to talk about the role we all play in the crucifixion of Christ. By the late 18th century, over 11 million African men, women...


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    God, Promises and Eliot Spitzer
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 16, 2008

    Promises weve all been on the receiving end of them. We know what its like to trust them and we all know the feeling of having them broken. promise ...


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    Voids - Adagio for Strings, by Samuel Barber, 1936
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 09, 2008

    Voids, the gaps in our lives. Those mysterious voids that separate us from where we want to go, how we want to live, and who we want to be. I had grasped Gods garment in the...


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    Gods love for the poor (and the rich!)
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 02, 2008

    In this message were going to hear and think about Jesus parable of the rich fool. How are we called to steward our wealth? Speaking to the people, he went on, "Take care!...


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    The Gospel according to Barack Obama
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    John Van Sloten
    Feb 24, 2008

    In this message were going to talk about American politician Barack Obama. Why? Because God cares about nations, about the public good and about people living in healthy,...


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    Finding God in Food
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    John Van Sloten
    Feb 10, 2008

    In this message we continue our series on food. What does the divine gift of food teach us about who God is? The baguette of the Boulanger de Monge is a pure marvel. The...


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    Ratatouille: an un-kosher God
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    John Van Sloten
    Feb 03, 2008

    We begin a month long series on food; Gods gift to us in the providing, preparing and consuming. This morning we get things started with a little Ratatouille We have come...


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    Godopolis; the spiritual truth of the city
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 27, 2008

    Part 2 on city. Why an urban world God? What do cities teach us about you? This is a day for all Calgarians to be proud that we live in a city rich in generousity, in...


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    Godopolis - City of Blinding Lights
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 20, 2008

    In this message were going to talk about the city. Why an urban world God? Macionis and Parrillo suggest that the city is a dynamic entity unto itself, the most powerful...


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    CBC Radio 1010 Calgary - Complaining!
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 18, 2008

    John joins host Donna McElligott on CBC Radio Calgary's Wild Rose Country forum for some open discussion on complaining.
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    Sole Spirituality - Women's Shoes
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 18, 2007

    In this message were going to explore the theology of fashion; what is it that drives us to dress the way we do? Is it all about self expression or is it a search for...


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    Single, Part 2 of Married or Single, Does it Matter?
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 11, 2007

    Week two in our series on Relationality. What does it really mean to love another person? How does our relational status impact how we love? I think one of the most...


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    Married Forever? - Married or Single, Does it Matter?
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 04, 2007

    Welcome to week one of a two week series on our Relationality. Is marital status an issue for God? What are our relationships really meant for? How blessed is God! And...


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    Icons - Doors to the Divine
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    John Van Sloten
    Sept 30, 2007

    In this message were going to talk about icons; those God created things that act as windows or doors into the presence of the Divine heart. Who fathers the drops of dew? ...


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    Amy Winehouse - Finding Real Freedom
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    John Van Sloten
    Sept 16, 2007

    In this message Amy Winehouse is in the docket. Whats with this gifted musicians life? What is it about her search for freedom that rings so true... and that seems so...


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    The Parable of the Murder of Tara Landgraf
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    John Van Sloten
    Aug 19, 2007

    In this message were going to talk about what it means to live in community here in Calgary. How far does God really want that, Love thy neighbour thing to...


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    The Environmental Movement - What can we do?
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    John Van Sloten
    July 08, 2007

    Amazing what happened yesterday, the biggest entertainment event that we have ever had on this planet. Never has the environment been so front and center as it is now. Global...


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    The Environmental Movement - God's Goodness
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    John Van Sloten
    July 01, 2007

    In this message we're going to talk about a faith based response to the environmental movement. What is God saying to us via the recent recovery of our ecological...


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    Ray Charles - Scripture and Music
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    John Van Sloten
    June 24, 2007

    Welcome to the Ray Charles Gospel Hour! This morning were going to do church a little bit different; interweaving two, seemingly unrelated, stories into one. What do the Bible...


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    World of Warcraft - Interviewing guild-master Dan Dykstra
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    John Van Sloten
    June 17, 2007

    In this message were going to continue our look into the virtual reality World of Warcraft. Last week we talked about the creationally good elements of the phenomenon. This...


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    God, games and gamers - World of Warcraft
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    John Van Sloten
    June 10, 2007

    In this message were going to talk about God and his Kingdom via the massive, multiplayer, online role playing virtual reality of World of Warcraft.
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    Heroes - Global News Calgary
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    John Van Sloten
    May 24, 2007

    Heroes - Global News Calgary, May 24, 2007 What is it about our longing for a superhero to save our day, a life or the whole messed up planet?




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    The Police - The message in their music
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    John Van Sloten
    May 20, 2007

    In this message were going to talk about Gods message using The Police as our discernment lens. Music has always been a refuge from sadness... Sting, Page 79, Sting:...


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    Neil Young - God's Prophet?
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    John Van Sloten
    Apr 01, 2007

    In this message were going to talk about Gods love, beauty and truth as its found in the life and music of Neil Young The task of prophetic ministry is to nurture, nourish...


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    Eric Clapton, god or God's
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 25, 2007

    In this message were going to talk about Gods love, beauty and truth as its found in the life and music of Eric Clapton. I was worried. I just didnt know where I was...


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    Africa, What are the problems, what can we do?
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 18, 2007

    In this message were going to talk about Africa; its needs, and our challenge. God's Spirit is on me; he's chosen me to preach the Message of good news to the poor, Sent me...


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    The Da Vinci Code - The Divinity of Christ
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 21, 2007

    Today we finish our series on the Da Vinci Code by looking at the divinity of Christ. The Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory The Gospel of...


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    The Da Vinci Code - More on Mary Magdalene
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 14, 2007

    Today we continue our series on the Da Vinci Code. This mornings message will focus on Mary Magdalene. After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to...


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    The Da Vinci Code - How the Bible came to be
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 07, 2007

    Today we begin a series of messages looking at The Da Vinci Code. This mornings message will focus on how the Bible came to be. Jesus Christ was a historical figure of...


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    J.S. Bach - Cantata 140, Sleepers Awake!
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    John Van Sloten
    Dec 17, 2006

    Today we continue our journey into Bach with a look at his Cantata 140 Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme. Wake up, calls the voice At that time the kingdom of heaven will...


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    J. S. Bach - Communion and Credo from Mass in B Minor
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    John Van Sloten
    Dec 10, 2006

    Today we continue our series on the life and works of J. S. Bach. This morning well let Bach teach us about the Nicene Creed (325 AD.); a core faith statement regarding the...


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    J. S. Bach - How faith shaped his life and music
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    John Van Sloten
    Dec 03, 2006

    Today we begin a series on the life and works of J. S. Bach. What does this greatest of classical composers teach us about the nature and being of God? "The aim and final end...


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    CBC Radio 1010 Calgary, Wild Rose Forum on Disabilities
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 08, 2006

    Pastor John joins the discussion on CBC Radio about disabilities and God. This 28 minute version includes the introduction and some of the call in discussion.


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    What Freddie Mercury can teach us about God's love
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    John Van Sloten
    Oct 29, 2006

    Today were going to talk about Gods crazy little thing called love (and were going to use Freddie Mercury and the music of Queen as our lens!) Excess is part of my nature....


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    CJ92 FM Calgary - Queen Service Preview
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    John Van Sloten
    Oct 27, 2006

    Gerry Forbes of CJ92's morning show, and pastor John Van Sloten talk about the upcoming service on " What Freddy Mercury can teach us about God's love" on Calgary's rock station...


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    CBC Radio 1010 Calgary - Coffee House Spirituality
    Audio Interview
    John Van Sloten
    Oct 04, 2006

    The other day John was interviewed on CBC radio regarding the spirituality of specialty coffee houses. An interesting dialogue ensued. The first of half of the discussion stayed...


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    Starbucks Spirituality: Finding God in our Coffee Culture
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    John Van Sloten
    Oct 01, 2006

    Today were going to talk about Starbucks (and the whole coffee house movement). Whats going on in a phenomenon like this? What in the world is God saying through it...


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    Seeing God in a Children's Hospital
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    John Van Sloten
    Sept 24, 2006

    This weekend were going to try and see the face of God in a Childrens Hospital. Homework for this service Ask yourself a few questions, and read the following...


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    Hearing God in Folk Music - Sunday morning with Cara Luft
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    John Van Sloten
    Sept 17, 2006

    Finding God in Folk Music; Juno Award winning Cara Luft goes to church! What happens when you mix a folk concert with a Sunday morning church service? Listen in and find...


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    Walk the Line - The Gospel and Johnny Cash
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    John Van Sloten
    Sept 10, 2006

    In this message were going to talk about the life story of Johnny Cash. Using the film, Walk the Line as one of our texts, were hoping to draw some interesting parallels...


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    West Coast Trail, Seeing God
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    John Van Sloten
    July 30, 2006

    In this messsage we're going to talk about Gods presence in journey. Using the West Coast Trail as our text, along with a few biblical psalms, were hoping to meet anew the God...


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    God and the World Cup
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    John Van Sloten
    July 09, 2006

    In two hours over 1 billion people will sit down to watch the biggest single sporting event on the face of the earth. Why? What might God be saying through this beautiful...


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    CBC Radio 1010 Calgary - Three Pastors and the World Cup
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    John Van Sloten
    July 06, 2006

    An interview by Calgary Radio CBC 1010 with John Van Sloten, Robin Bailey and Phil Reinders on faith, religion, church and the "World Cup" of soccer.


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    Relationships - Learning to Listen
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    John Van Sloten
    May 28, 2006

    God heard the boy crying... Genesis 21:17 God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant... Exodus 2:24 ...and God heard them, for their prayer reached...


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    CBC Radio 1010 Calgary - Da Vinci Code interview
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    John Van Sloten
    May 26, 2006

    I just had a very cool interview on CBC radio re: the Da Vinci Code; a half hour long call in show. Great fun. I loved the spontaneity and it was a great chance to get the...


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    The Da Vinci Code - what's the big deal?
    Video Interview
    John Van Sloten
    May 21, 2006

    Were going to look at The Da Vinci Code and try to understand why this book has caught on with so many. Quoting Pastor John, "This week I read the Da Vinci Code for the first...


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    CBC Calgary News Video Interview - The Da Vinci Code
    Video Interview
    John Van Sloten
    May 19, 2006

    What do you think of the Da Vinci Code movie? John was part of an interview by CBC News Calgary reporter Lorna Sandburg at the May 19 opening of the Divinci Code movie.




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    Cinderella Man Part2 - Easter
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    John Van Sloten
    Apr 16, 2006

    Resurrection Questions to get you started 1.Recall the greatest moment of glory youve ever experienced; put yourself back there. What precipitated the...


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    Cinderella Man Part1 - Good Friday
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    John Van Sloten
    Apr 14, 2006

    This message is of death, of ending up in places we cannot imagine, of having our entire lives ripped away from us. Questions for Good Friday 1.Have you ever lost it all; had...


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    Theology of Oil: Oil & Accountability
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 26, 2006

    Today we complete our series entitled, The Theology of Oil, by looking at the important question of resource stewardship God spoke: "Let us make human beings in our image,...


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    Theology of Oil: Oil & You
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 19, 2006

    Today, we continue our series entitled, The Theology of Oil. This morning were going to talk about how both the industry and its players reflect the heart of God. God...


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    CBC Calgary News interview - Future Perfect
    Video Interview
    John Van Sloten
    Mar 17, 2006

    March 17 - CBC Calgary News interview "Future Perfect" - a story of oil and prosperity in Calgary.


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    Theology of Oil: Oil and God
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 12, 2006

    We begin a new series looking at the theology of oil. Why did God make it? What do the resource and its industry have to teach us about who God is; about who we are? In the...


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    Esther - God behind the Scenes
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    John Van Sloten
    Feb 26, 2006

    Were gonna continue talking about the Hebrew story, Esther. What does it mean to live life in response to the kind of God this story mysteriously depicts? King Xerxes...


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    Esther - The Mysterious Movements of God
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    John Van Sloten
    Feb 19, 2006

    Today, we will hear a 2500 year old Hebrew story entitled, Esther. Its a powerful parable about the nature, presence and workings of God From the Heidelberg Catechism, 1563...


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    Texas Hold'em Poker
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 29, 2006

    Todays message will be dealing with the topic of Texas Holdem (the #1 card game in a poker craze that is currently sweeping the world)

    Poker has been a companion, a...


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    Lucy - The lion, the witch and the wardrobe
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    John Van Sloten
    Dec 18, 2005

    Can you imagine being there? Youre a young child living in a time of war (life is out of control... a bit fearful... lots of unknowns!) Its grey raining day, very dull,...


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    Edmund - The lion, the witch and the wardrobe
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    John Van Sloten
    Dec 11, 2005

    We continue our series on The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Narnia) by looking at the life and times of Edmund It is a lovely place my house, said the Queen. I am...


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    C.S. Lewis, a parable, a story
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    John Van Sloten
    Dec 04, 2005

    We begin our series on The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by looking at the parable of the life of its author C.S. Lewis The Lion all began with a Faun carrying an...


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    CJ92 FM Calgary, Crash the movie interview
    Audio Interview
    John Van Sloten
    Oct 14, 2005

    Gerry Forbes of CJ92's morning show, and pastor John Van Sloten talk church on Calgary's rock station CJAY 92 FM.


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    Super Hero Series - X Men
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    John Van Sloten
    Oct 02, 2005

    Were going finish our series on Superheroes by looking at the X men. To get you started; 1. How well do you fit in? 2. Do you find it easy to be you in your world?...


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    Super Hero Series - Superman
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    John Van Sloten
    Sept 25, 2005

    Reading old 1938 superman comic kindled all kinds of memories (old TV series) most numinous moment Superman made the scene! be trouble thenboom, he was there!... drop from...


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    Super Hero Series - Spiderman
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    John Van Sloten
    Sept 18, 2005

    Ah the coming of age of a new millennium superhero you gotta love it!... and you gotta love Spiderman! I sure do!... Spideys been my favourite superhero since I was eight yrs...


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    Seeing God while Cycling Canada
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    John Van Sloten
    Sept 11, 2005

    John's home coming message after traveling from Vancouver to Halifax by bike.


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    CJ92 FM Calgary, Sea to Sea Interview, Ontario
    Audio Interview
    John Van Sloten
    Aug 10, 2005

    Gerry Forbes of CJ92's morning show, and pastor John Van Sloten talk church on Calgary's rock station CJ92.


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    Sea to Sea Celebration
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    John Van Sloten
    July 10, 2005

    To celebrate to 100th anniversary of the Christian Reformed church in Canada, 150 riders are cycling from Vancouver to Halifax. On July 10 they were in Calgary for a celebration...


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    CJ92 FM Calgary - Sea to Sea Interview from BC
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    John Van Sloten
    July 07, 2005

    Gerry Forbes of CJ92's morning show, and pastor John Van Sloten talk church on Calgary's rock station CJ92.


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    Seeing God in Culture
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    John Van Sloten
    June 19, 2005

    During this series, Calgary artist Marcia Harris will be painting the message of a self-revealing, creative God. The completed work (2.0m by 3.2m) will be auctioned off at the...


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    Seeing God in Nature
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    John Van Sloten
    June 12, 2005

    During this series, Calgary artist Marcia Harris will be painting the message of a self-revealing, creative God. The completed work (2.0m by 3.2m) will be auctioned off at the...


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    Seeing God in Humanity
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    John Van Sloten
    June 05, 2005

    During this series, Calgary artist Marcia Harris will be painting the message of a self-revealing, creative God. The completed work (2.0m by 3.2m) will be auctioned off at the...


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    Green Day - Boulevard of Broken Dreams
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    John Van Sloten
    May 22, 2005

    We all walk that boulevard of broken dreams at some time in our life. To get you started; Have you ever walked that road? Felt alienated All alone? Where do you find...


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    CJ92 FM Calgary - Green Day Interview
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    John Van Sloten
    May 20, 2005

    Gerry Forbes of CJ92's morning show, and pastor John Van Sloten talk church on Calgary's rock station CJ92.


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    Mother's Day with the Incredibles
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    John Van Sloten
    May 08, 2005

    Were looking at The Incredibles, Super Hero moms, and Gods calling to live real and powerful lives. To get you started; 1. Are you living the life youve always wanted to...


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    CBC Radio 1010 Calgary Interview - Prayer for the Pope
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    John Van Sloten
    Apr 18, 2005

    The world has a new pope, why should we pray for someone who may not have nothing to ever do with our lives?


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    Simpsons - Homer the Heretic
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    John Van Sloten
    Feb 27, 2005

    I remember feeling that way when I was younger!... Nothin worse then having to get up early dress to 9s go to church! I could never figure out why the fashion show?. Did...


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    CBC Radio 1010 Calgary, Wild Rose forum - The Simpsons
    Audio Interview
    John Van Sloten
    Feb 25, 2005

    The Simpsons are a cultural icon, not one normally linked to church except in a negative way.


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    Jesus and Gay Marriage
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    John Van Sloten
    Feb 20, 2005

    Today we're going to talk about homosexuality, marriage and the church.


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    U2 - Vertigo and God
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    John Van Sloten
    Feb 06, 2005

    There is something about U2s music that compels me to preach it. It's just so tempting, I cant help myself...
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    CJ92 FM Calgary - U2 Vertigo Interview
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    John Van Sloten
    Feb 04, 2005

    Gerry Forbes of CJ92's morning show, and pastor John Van Sloten talk church on Calgary's rock station CJ92.


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    Addictions: solutions
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 30, 2005

    To get you started; Ask yourself what role the Spirit of God has taken in your struggle with addictions/addictive tendencies. Do you ever dream about what that Spirit might...


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    Addictions: the past
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 23, 2005

    Welcome, today we continue with addictions and look at where it all began. When I met with Dr. Jim Pender,This all started long before the substance/ process abuse made the...


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    Addictions: the problem
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 16, 2005

    That song (Hurt - Johnny Cash)sung by a man who struggled with his own demons for much of his life. Addictive behaviors toward prescription drugs, to the point of ruining his very...


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    Tsunami: an Act of God?
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 09, 2005

    Over the past week, many have questioned Gods role in relation to the catastrophic Asian tsunami. Some have distanced themselves thinking, If God really does exist, how could...


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    Faith & Fashion - Paul Hardy Interview
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 14, 2004

    Pastor John and Paul Hardy discuss the world of fashion and the influence it has on our lives.
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    Switchfoot - Meant to Live
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 07, 2004

    We were meant to live for so much more!... More than this confused fumbling around existence that life sometimes is More than the boredom and mediocrity were so often...


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    CJ92 FM Calgary - Metallica and Switchfoot Interview
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 05, 2004

    Gerry Forbes of CJ92's morning show, and pastor John Van Sloten talk church on Calgary's rock station CJ92.


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    Perseverance, Lance Armstrong
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    John Van Sloten
    Oct 03, 2004

    The art of sticking to the path you have chosen even when the hills get high and the road rough.
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    Lance Armstrong - Pain & Performance
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    John Van Sloten
    Sept 26, 2004

    Pastor John talks about the life, struggles and rides of Lance Armstrong.
    A look at how pain and suffering can lead to profound life change and revelation.
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    Tattoo
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    John Van Sloten
    Aug 29, 2004

    Tattoo a glimpse into the psychology of Tattooing,why people tattoo themselves.


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    Finding God in Finding Nemo
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    John Van Sloten
    June 06, 2004

    In the beginning the ocean was created a beautiful place then the terrible reality of evil entered in. A story of fathers and children, fear and rebellion, faith and...


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    Anger & Metallica
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    John Van Sloten
    May 09, 2004

    We have finally found the "Warner Music" version of this service, now up on Vimeo or watch below. Read story
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    Evanescence - My Immortal
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    John Van Sloten
    Feb 15, 2004

    Pastor John explores the music of Evanescence and their message to the world, through the song "My Immortal".
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    CJ92 FM Calgary, Evanescence Interview
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    John Van Sloten
    Feb 13, 2004

    Gerry Forbes of CJ92's morning show, and pastor John Van Sloten talk church on Calgary's rock station CJ92.


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    Johnny Cash - Hurt
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    John Van Sloten
    Feb 01, 2004

    The life and music of Johnny Cash. Johnny Cash's final song "Hurt" captures his life, joy and pain.
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    CBC Radio 1010 Calgary, Wild Rose forum - Johnny Cash
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 30, 2004

    The death of the "man in black" ended an era of musicians that were pioneers in the modern music movement.


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    Frank's Story
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 04, 2004

    Frank's story, "I can't believe I lived my whole live without God, I'm 87...


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    Lord of the Rings - Gollum
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    John Van Sloten
    Dec 07, 2003

    Gollum, he was originally a hobbit like the other hobbits... how did he come into possession of the ring for hundred's of years... how did it corrupt his soul... and how it...


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    Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 30, 2003

    The "Two Towers" are all about the struggle between Good and Evil as it revolves around one's response to the allure, and temptation presented by the ring. Golum and Frodo offer...


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    The Theology of Sport - Winning
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 09, 2003

    Can you imagine if a professional sport player refused to score in order not to win, to let the other team get the glory. Pastor John looks at what it means to win, God's way.


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    The Theology of Sport - Athletes - Chris Reitsma Interview
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 02, 2003

    Pastor John interviews baseball pitcher Chris Reitsma about the perils of a professional athlete.


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    Theology of Sport - Passion and Play
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    John Van Sloten
    Oct 26, 2003

    One of the most profound and moving Sports experiences Ive ever had occurred in 1992 at a Toronto Blue Jays game in the Skydome. I think it was an ALCS game against the Oakland...


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    Matrix Reloaded
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    John Van Sloten
    Oct 19, 2003

    Pastor John reviews the movie and the message of the Matrix Reloaded. Cast:Keanau Reeves,Lawrence Fishburne,Larry Wachowski + Andy Wachowski


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    Great Composers - Stravinsky
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    John Van Sloten
    Apr 13, 2003

    There was practically no genre of music beyond the command of Igor Stravinsky, widely considered the most important composer of the twentieth century. He wrote ballet and chamber...


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    Great Composers - Felix Mendelssohn
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 30, 2003

    Today were going to talk a bit about how his faith in God inspired his both his life and compositions. Mendelssohn was born into a Jewish family in 1809 in Hamburg, Germany.


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    Why We Can Forgive
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    John Van Sloten
    Feb 09, 2003

    This week I had a chance to speak with my Aunt and Uncle in Edmonton about how they were doing re: the loss of their future son in law, Ainsworth Dyer. Ains was engaged to my...


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    Lord of the Rings - Frodo, an unlikely hero
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    John Van Sloten
    Dec 01, 2002

    Ah Hobbits... Loveable in a way but certainly not all that impressive. Not the kind of creature that you think could make much of a difference in the big scheme of things....


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    Lord of the Rings - The Big Story
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 24, 2002

    And so begins the amazing story of the Lord of the Rings! It was a time when darkness and evil were on the rise. The world was changing... everyone could feel it... but no one...


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    A Beautiful Mind
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    John Van Sloten
    Nov 10, 2002

    Film Review - A Beautiful Mind What is reality? How is faith in God, the unseen like the illusions in this movie. SYNOPSIS: From the heights of notoriety to the depths of...


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    Chocolat - how alive is your faith?
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    John Van Sloten
    Feb 17, 2002

    Once upon a time there was a quiet little village in the French countryside whos people believed in tranquilite tranquility. If you lived in this village you understood...


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    Reel Spirituality - The Sixth Sense
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 25, 2001

    We did this message as a round table discusion.
    Clips from the movie, "The Sixth Sense" Clip#1 - Opening Credits and eerie sounds from the film, end - freeze on light...


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    Reel Spirituality - Beauty and the Beast
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 18, 2001

    Good morning and welcome to New Hope Church. Today's service is for kids, and it's all about the movie, Beauty and the Beast. It's a neat movie that teaches us the truth about...


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    Reel Spirituality - The Matrix
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 11, 2001

    The Matrix is a movie that causes a shift in our thinking, what is reality? Is it all that we can see, or is there more? These are the clips we used from the "Matrix" Scene #1 -...


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    Reel Spirituality - Life is Beautiful
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    John Van Sloten
    Mar 04, 2001

    This mornings film, Life is Beautiful, is a film about love. In particular, its about one mans love for his wife and for his son. Its a love that starts out in a rather...


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    Simpsons Series 2001 - Stealing
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 28, 2001

    Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment
    As youve already figured out, the theme of this weeks Simpsons episode is stealing. In 2001 New Hope was a young church with a...


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    Simpsons Series 2001 - Saying Sorry
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 14, 2001

    This week I watched an old Thanksgiving episode of the Simpsons entitled Bart Vs Thanksgiving. This particular show dealt with the theme of apologizing. Something that has to...


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    Simpsons Series 2001 - Bart's Take on Prayer
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    John Van Sloten
    Jan 07, 2001

    Todays message will be based on an episode entitled Bart Gets and F. This story deals with two related themes; prayer and the nature of God.


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    CBC Morning News - The Simpsons, 2001
    Video Interview
    John Van Sloten
    Jan 01, 2001

    In 2001 New Hope was a young church with a passion to do things a bit differently. The Simpsons were a big step for us in learning to explore the ever expanding world of God.




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    X Files 1997 - Summer flashback!
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    John Van Sloten
    Aug 03, 1997

    There is something out there... Pastor John looks at the unexplained, the unseen. How the X-Files relates to UFO's, something out there, relates to the Christian's faith in the...


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    Grand opening - Getting Good with God
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    John Van Sloten
    Dec 01, 1996

    I can't get no satisfaction, the Rolling Stones were the featured song and theme as New Hope opened it's doors in 1996.


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