Category Archives: Liberal Christianity blog

Israel Falou and Judgement Day

I can’t help feeling that when rugby player Israel Falou was outed for representing an outdated form of religious bigotry he should not have had to shoulder the entire blame for the teaching he has been encouraged to follow. I … Continue reading

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Abortion as Murder??

The reason why I abandoned my previous evangelical Christian stance and moved into what some would dismiss as a progressive or liberal view of issues like abortion is that, as an evangelical, I had often found myself among those who had limited … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 4 February 2018 on Mark 1: 29 – 39

On Clicking the “I agree” Box Some time back I read a Twitter comment: “To most Christians, the Bible is like a software licence. Nobody actually reads it. They just scroll to the bottom and click “I agree”@almightygod… ” While … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 28 January 2018, Year B, Epiphany 4 based on Mark 1: 21 – 28

A few weeks back I witnessed what some people might have called a miracle.   One of the well-known identities around town who has some very visible mental issues had been doing his usual rant on the side of the road.    … Continue reading

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A lectionary sermon for Year B, Epiphany 3, 21 January 2018 based on Mark 1: 14 – 20

Called to Fish?? For those who stress how dependent Christians should be on Jesus, it may be timely to remind ourselves that Jesus is not recorded as being a one man band. As Mark recorded it, Jesus never set out … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon 29 October 2017 on Matthew 23: 1-12

NOT JUST THE PHARISEES First the reading in Matthew from Chapter 23 1Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, 2“The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat; 3therefore, do whatever they teach you and follow it; but … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 22 October 2017 (on Matthew 22: 15-22)

IN PRACTICE WHOSE IMAGE DOES OUR FAITH ENCOURAGE US TO SEE A rich but miserable man once visited a rabbi seeking understanding of his life and how he might find peace. The rabbi led the man to a window looking … Continue reading

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