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Lectionary Sermon for 21 October 2018 on Mark 10: 35 – 45

The other day my wife and I heard a distinguished theologian describe a visit to one of those Islands in the Pacific, Tuvalu, where every so often storm surges inundate the Island. He described how when such a storm is … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for October 14 on Mark Ch10: 17-31

The Rich Young Man and the Eye of the Needle While today’s story is very familiar to many Christians, what is more intriguing is why so many of us who claim to accept Christianity happily accumulate riches and possessions and … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 30 September 2018 on Mark 9: 38-50

I suspect the real attraction of long running soap operas on TV is that human strengths and weaknesses are not unique to any place or any time. Down through the centuries, each nation’s leaders and each tribe within that nation … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon 23 September 2018 on James 3:13-4:3, 7,8a

Lectionary Sermon for 23 September 2018 on James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a The other day I was reading a Listener at my favourite coffee shop and I came across a quote that said: “Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. No-one is entitled … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 16 September 2018 on James 3 :1-12 Pr 19 B

Words with Consequences If you are under the delusion that our nation is warm and tolerant towards refugees try tuning to a typical talkback session when refugees are discussed.. Typically from those I have heard, a good number of callers … 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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