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Lectionary Sermon for 27 January 2019 on Luke 4:14-21

And what of our own Epiphany? Today is the third of the Sundays the Church sets aside for what is called the season of Epiphany. So, given we are now well into the season, it is fair to ask is … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon 20 January, 2019, Epiphany 2, John 2:1-11

WATER TO WINE “I can’t believe that!” said Alice. “Can’t you?” the Queen said in a pitying tone. “Try again: draw a long breath, and shut your eyes.” Alice laughed. “There’s not use trying,” she said: “one can’t believe impossible … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for December 9 2018 Advent 2 C based on Luke 3: 1-6

I guess I am risking an argument when I say I am disappointed that Bible literalists and atheists sell the Bible short when they assume that the Bible was written with the intention of being read as all literally true. … Continue reading

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LECTIONARY SERMON FOR 2 December 2018 THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT ON LUKE 21: 25 -36

In this post-Christian age, for many of us the season of Advent usually kicks off with a Santa parade and everlasting soporific shopping mall music such as Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, and Snoopy’s Christmas to encourage the Christmas shoppers at … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 18 November 2018 on Mark 13: 1-8

A few years back I recall a TV interview with a man who had survived 11 lightning strikes and lived to tell the tale. The lightning victim’s explanation was that God must therefore have some special purpose for him. I … Continue reading

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Sermon for 9 September 2018 on Mark 7 24-30

Jesus Called Her A Dog! I guess to some extent we are all prisoners of our genetic make-up and governed by community mores. The evolutionary scientists point to the selected characteristics which make us seek our support from those who … Continue reading

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A lectionary sermon for 2 September 2018 on James 1: 17 -27 (Year B, Pr 17)

THE GOSPEL OF STRAW ? OR ….ON SECOND THOUGHTS…. A crossword puzzle clue for you: In a word ( 8 letters) what does James, the writer of the Epistle of James, think true religion is all about? The Epistle of … Continue reading

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