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Telepathy for True Believers

I have channelled a poem from the Australian poet, Jim Pike. It is for those out there who believe in Telepathy…here goes….           Well, what do you think of it so far?? Thanks Jim.

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SURELY THERE ARE LIMITS TO US PEOPLE’S CREDIBILITY!!

I am sorry, regardless of the Trump supporters who wave their supplied placards and wear their coordinated T shirts ( both prepared by the Trump election machine), as far as I can see, there is good reason why outside the … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 17 November 2019 on Luke 21: 5-19

Walls to Enclose, Walls to Exclude I have sympathy with ancient tribes looking to walls to safeguard their safety, sometimes even sending the message to strangers on the outside of such walls that such constructions also imply a declaration of … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon 10 November 2019 on Luke 20:27-38 (Pr 27)

The God of the Living Have you ever noticed that the people who are most certain about what happens after death are still alive? I know the Bible makes thousands of statements but knowing which statements are intended as literal … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for November 3, 2019 on Luke 19:1-10(Proper 26C / Ordinary 31C / Pentecost +24)

Jesus and the Wee Little Man For many of us Zacchaeus brings back happy memories of a simple story showing that Jesus cares even for someone who is rejected, even one who doesn’t count. And yes, back as children we … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 27 October 2019 on Luke 18: 9-14 (Proper 25C / Ordinary 30C / Pentecost +23

A Bit of the Pharisee in Me? I guess the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector is a familiar story to many. Here is this self-obsessed Pharisee placing himself in a prominent position in front of the crowd … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 20 October 2019 on Luke 18:1-8 (Proper 24C / Ordinary 29C / Pentecost +22)

REFLECTIONS ON ANNIVERSARY THINKING Although much of our Church calendar and much of our local planning is based on a whole variety of anniversaries – whether they be anniversaries of Bible events or even individual anniversaries of past milestones specific … Continue reading

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