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Lectionary Sermon (Homily) for Advent 2B 7 December 2014 on Isaiah 40: 1-11, Mark 1, 1-8

We live in a world where papering over the cracks has been elevated to an art form. Getting ready for Christmas has come to mean responding to advertising, putting up shiny decorations, twinkling lights and listening to Christmas mood music … Continue reading

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Question for the Week (No 1)

Which ideas about God have to be rejected or modified to allow for what science has uncovered?

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Lectionary Sermon for 30 November 2014 on Isaiah 64: 1-9, Mark 13: 24 – 37

The Jewish way of making sense of the issues for the present is to find perspective in history. If Advent is meant to move us towards Christmas, then I guess it is appropriate that for the story of one who … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon (27 July 2014 ) Matthew 13:31-52 The Parable of the Mustard Seed

Jesus was a good story teller. These days we miss some of the best bits because we are sometimes ignorant about the setting for his story telling, but let me assure you this particular parable – the parable of the … Continue reading

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A Lectionary Sermon for July 13, 2014 (Pentecost 5) on Matthew 13: 1-9, 18-23

You may have heard the old story. Once a couple were driving down a country lane on their way to visit some friends. They came to a muddy patch in the road and the car became stuck. After a few … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 11 May 2014 (Easter 4 ) on John 10, 1 – 10

On Being the Sheep or the Gate How are you on the realities of sheep? Looking back to my Sunday School days, I am not altogether convinced that my well-meaning teachers had the faintest idea what sheep and shepherds were … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for Easter 3 Year A (May 4, 2014) on Luke 24; 13 -35

Lectionary Sermon for Easter 3 Year A (May 4, 2014) on Luke 24; 13 -35 : The Emmaus Road: A Parable about Jesus I have never counted them myself, but I seem to remember reading somewhere that on no fewer … Continue reading

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Pictures that made me laugh

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A Lectionary Sermon for Lent 3 A : 23 March 2014 on John 4:5-42

In an age, where differences in culture and religion are still acceptable as sufficient cause to keep sections of the community at more than arm’s length, there may be reason to revisit the Gospel story of Jesus and the Samaritan … Continue reading

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