Tag Archives: Bill Loader

Lectionary sermon for 25 October 2015 on Mark 10: 46 – 52

At first hearing, this miracle of the healing of the blind man Bartimaeus is not the sort of story that we should encourage a genuinely blind person to encounter! The fact is that some people are irretrievably blind in the … Continue reading

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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 for 1 June, 2014 (Easter 7 Year A) on John 17:1-11

On Being At One At first glance with all those words about achieving glory, today we seem to find John is making Jesus sound awfully other worldly, yet before we get to thinking about the implications of his words we … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 19 February 2017 on Matthew 5:38-48

When it comes to Christianity, sorting out the detail of belief may have to take second place to reorienting our attitudes and actions, particularly if we are expecting to be numbered among those who follow Jesus teaching. Karen Armstrong, perhaps … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 20 October 2013 on Luke 18:1-8 (Proper 24C / Ordinary 29C / Pentecost +22)

Some Thoughts on God Bothering On a recent holiday to Croatia my wife and I got to visit the small but ancient port city of Old Dubrovnik where our guide told us that despite being enclosed by less than two … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 11 August 2013 on Luke 12:32-48 (Year C, Pr 14)

On Looking Busy In the spoof spy film “Johnny English” there is one scene where the evil pretender to the British Crown is readying a look alike Archbishop of Canterbury for the Coronation ceremony by having him fitted with an … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for Epiphany 2: 20 January 2013 on John 2:1-11

WATER TO WINE “I can’t believe that!” said Alice. “Can’t you?” the Queen said in a pitying tone. “Try again: draw a long breath, and shut your eyes.” Alice laughed. “There’s not use trying,” she said: “one can’t believe impossible … Continue reading

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