Category Archives: Christianity

Lectionary Sermon for 2 July 2017 on Matthew 10:37-42

The notion of acting as if our Church buildings are the only place to encounter religion may be partly inevitable, but that perception misses out on a most important dimension of what Jesus was attempting to convey. If nothing more … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 2 July 2017 on Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

Ours is not the first generation in history where people have displayed feelings of superiority when they involve themselves in conversations describing the shortcomings of those who have chosen different paths of enlightenment. It is an age old game where … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for June 25, 2017, on Matthew 10:24-39

There are some passages in the Gospels that are just plain awkward. The first impression of today’s passage from Chapter 10 in the gospel of Matthew is that at the very least this passage hardly fits the traditional artist’s image … Continue reading

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Sermon for 11 June 2017, Trinity Sunday, Year A on Matthew 28: 16-20

Occasionally trying to sort out the meaning of words and ideas somehow misses the point. Let me give you an example. Like a number of you in this room I am a grandparent. The dictionary tells me that your grandparent means … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for June 4, 2017, Pentecost Year A on Acts 2: 1 – 21

Born with Fire and Mystery Just when we have almost come to terms with the strange accounts of Easter and its aftermath, and before we can reflect on much of the history of the early Church, we must first come … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 7 May 2017 (Easter 4 A) on John 10, 1 – 10

On Being the Sheep or the Gate How are you on the realities of sheep? Looking back to my Sunday School days, I am not altogether convinced that my well-meaning teachers had the faintest idea what sheep and shepherds were … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for April 2 2017 (Lent 5 A) on John 11:1-45

If I had my time again as a teacher I like to think I would encourage all serious science and history students to read Robert Frost’s poem, “The Road not taken” That poem concerns a traveller walking through the wood, … Continue reading

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