Category Archives: Christmas

Lectionary Sermon for Epiphany One: January 5 2020 on Matthew 2: 1-12

Returning Home by a Different Path Some parts of the Christmas story are so much part of our culture that they seem embedded in very dubious un-Christian customs. This year in one Christmas cracker, I encountered the following “joke”. ” … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for Christmas 1 (29 December 2019) on Matthew 2:13-23

No flight of Fancy You have to hand it to Matthew in the way he follows a sense of wonder for the coming of Jesus with the grimmer bits. First we had the angels, a Virgin Birth and even the … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for Christmas 1C, 30 December 2018 on Luke 2: 41-52

For me, the Church part of Christmas day seems a bit disconnected from what follows. Familiar Bible readings, carols, some artificial props to remind us of the Manger scene, and for families anxious to get back to family gatherings, with … Continue reading

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A Christmas Day Reflection by Bill Peddie

Would you be insulted if someone called you a heretic? Today I want to suggest that not all heresy should be condemned out of hand, and when it comes to Christmas, the occasional heretic might have something to teach us. … Continue reading

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