Category Archives: Christianity

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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Lectionary sermon for 26 August 2018 on John 6: 56-69 (Year B Pr 16)

On Offending Christians I suspect that, at least for the most part, hearing stories about Jesus and the saints leaves us feeling uplifted, yet every now and again our sense of well-being is, or at least should be, disturbed. It … Continue reading

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A lectionary sermon for 19 August 2018 on Proverbs 9: 1 – 6 Year B Proper 15

Every now and again it is good to remind ourselves that the people who first tried to assemble the first writings that eventually became our Bible started with a view of the world that is not our view. Historians now … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for July 29 2018 on John 6: 1 – 21

The Unexpected Miracle of Treating Others Like they Matter When I think of a story about Jesus doing a miracle I guess I am going to annoy some people when I say that to me at least is the part … Continue reading

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Sermon for 22 July 2018 on 2 Samuel 7: 1-16, Mark 6 30-37

Thoughts on building the home, not the house of God Most young people starting out as school leavers rapidly discover that building a magnificent house is beyond all but the very rich, let alone the most impressive temple in the … Continue reading

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