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Lectionary Sermon for Trinity Sunday – Year B – (27 May 2018) on Matthew 28 16-20 or John 3:1-17

Trinity: A Bible inspired Idea in need of a Second Look? How does the Trinity appear to the modern scientific mind? We live in an age when telescopes can probe the depths of space, looking back in time to many millions … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 6 May 2018 Easter 6 Year b on John 15:9-17

Most countries in the West are currently undergoing profound changes in terms of their response to traditional Christianity. Each census over the last forty years has showed a marked decline in the number whose self identification is Christian. It is … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for Easter 2, Year B, 8 April 2018 on John 20: 19 – 31

Thomas the Who? Thomas has an incredible amount of bad press over the years and I would go so far to suggest, an undeserved bad press.  The expression:“a doubting Thomas” has come to be thought almost a term of derision.  … Continue reading

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A Lectionary Sermon for Easter Sunday 1 April 2018, based on John 20 1-18

I wonder how many preachers would be prepared to read Peter Rollin’s monologue at their Easter day service.   It starts…. “Without equivocation or hesitation I fully and completely admit that I deny the resurrection of Christ. This is something that … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for March 11 2018 Lent 4b on John 3: 14-21

THE STRUGGLE FOR TRUTH Sorting out real truth has always been more difficult than quoting a few key Bible verses. The Nicodemus story reminds us that truth typically only begins to take shape when an individual goes out of their … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 18 March 2018 Lent 5 Year B (On John 12: 20 -33)

One difficulty I have with religious visitors is my own prejudice.  Many of them seem bent on enlisting me to a view that says all who do not share the visitors’ view of the Bible and the visitors’ sect are doomed … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for Lent 3 b March 4, 2018 (John Ch 2 : 13-22 Clearing the Temple)

Would our chosen trappings of religion pass the Jesus test? How much of our religion really matters and how much would be what the philosopher A.N. Whitehead dismissed as trappings? Reflect on what Whitehead saw when he looked at the … Continue reading

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