Launching Urban Mission

Rev. Cliff WarnerCliffNotes

Jesus told a crowd of thousands gathered on a hillside, “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden” (Matthew 5:14). Jesus’ powerful metaphor is behind the name of Christ Church’s brand-new urban … Read More

Confirmation

Rev. Cliff WarnerCliffNotes

I remember well the moment of my confirmation, on bended knee upon the cathedral’s stone floor. It felt like a “thin place” and time, where the veil between heaven and earth was more permeable, the presence of God more near. … Read More

Retirement

Rev. Cliff WarnerCliffNotes

I was recently asked to imagine my retirement party. Retirement? . . . I haven’t given it much thought. Well, here’s what I was asked to do: “imagine what you might want someone to say at your retirement party about … Read More

Condemned No More

Rev. Cliff WarnerCliffNotes

No one stands alone, not even the woman caught in adultery, who was brought before Jesus to be stoned (John 8). She was publically shamed by men who had no concern for true justice (where was the man involved?). Many … Read More

Generosity and Changed Lives

Rev. Cliff WarnerCliffNotes

The spotlight shines on two of our core values this Sunday: Generosity and Changed Lives. This Sunday we celebrate the generosity and grace of God in our lives as we make our financial pledges. In his outstanding book on the … Read More