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Celtic Christianity Today Homily "The Cost and Joy of Discipleship" by Rev. Dr. George Cairns

Rev. Dr. George Cairns of Chesterton, Indiana delivers Sunday homily entitled "The Cost and Joy of Discipleship" May 3, 2009 at Union Community Church (UCC), Valparaiso, Indiana.

The homilies look include European roots of the Celts (Scotland, Ireland) plus how Earth-based cultures can impact the future of civilization including protecting environment, respecting fellow humans, different cultures.

Cairns works closely with Rev. Gregory Jones, UCC pastor & Assistant Professor of Theology, Valparaiso University.

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