Freedom To Love & Be Loved, Castlegar Uc



These reflections from Castlegar United Church proclaim the freedom to love, strive for justice, and seek wholeness rooted in God. In most of these you'll hear the voice of Rev. Greg Powell.


  • Joy, a Deep Engagement with Life

    18/12/2017 Duración: 14min

    Joy, which differs from but is connected to happiness and meaning in life, is the result of practice. Even for those who are joy-filled seemingly by nature, nurturing the possibility for joy in one's life is important.

  • Peace, in God's Name

    10/12/2017 Duración: 14min

    Vignettes of ongoing peace work supported by the United Church of Canada's Mission and Service Fund.

  • Hope Feeds On Courage And Commitment

    05/12/2017 Duración: 09min

    Finding hope isn't always easy. Like faith, it is less air an individual belief that things will get better, but rather a collective commitment to see that things will get better. When we aren't feeling the hope, that's when we lean on each other and on God.

  • Jesus Resisted Injustice -- So Should the Church

    12/11/2017 Duración: 21min

    God mends the world. Jesus resisted injustice. The social justice folks among us have a very clear understanding of the core of Christianity. And they're right, for the most part.

  • God Saves and Transforms Lives and Communities -- Mission

    06/11/2017 Duración: 13min

    This is part 3 of the 5-part series looking at what Janet Gear calls the "Theological Buffet". Many of us are inspired to be the church because of a theology rooted in mission. Each of us is "sent out" to take love and healing to the world -- this is what good mission looks like.

  • Jesus, Alive in the Church

    29/10/2017 Duración: 17min
  • Humans Creating God

    19/09/2017 Duración: 11min

    The ongoing race to develop artificial intelligence looks a lot like a race to create God, in the classic sense. What are the implications for humanity? How can we ensure artificial intelligence will do net good with humanity for Creation? Rev Greg reflects on these...unsure, really, of where it's going.

  • The Universe's Version Of The Creation Story

    12/09/2017 Duración: 09min

    Rev Greg reflects on the 15-billion-year version of the creation story, as told by the universe. Our role is to fully participate in the ongoing creation.

  • Ears To Listen, Hearts To Hear

    21/08/2017 Duración: 17min

    Recent events in Charlottesville and in Google highlight the polarization happening in North America. And how willing are so-called progressives to actually listen? Jesus changed his mind in a heart beat... Are we willing to do the same if confronted with new evidence?

  • First Steps

    13/08/2017 Duración: 14min

    Peter's first steps outside the boat are faithful and awe-inspiring. We also need to step out of our proverbial boats to have encounters with the divine.