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Lectionary sermon for Palm Sunday (Year A) April 9, 2017 on Matthew 21:1-11

When you stop to think about it, Palm Sunday is a rather strange Christian festival. Getting into the spirit of Palm Sunday has always seemed to me to be rather artificial and even forced, because welcoming anyone – let alone … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for Advent 4a 18 December 2016 on Matthew 1:18-25

  Is there Gospel Truth in Christmas? The profound influence of Christianity in the shaping of belief systems over the last two millennia makes it inevitable that Jesus’ coming should have been celebrated in a wide variety of ways. Some … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 11 December 2016 (Advent 3 A) on Matthew 11:2-11

To me the biggest contrast between modern Christians and the earliest stories of followers of Jesus is that all too often these days the emphasis has become centred on what happens in acts of Church worship. This seems far removed … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 25 November 2012 on John 18: 33 – 39

Lectionary sermon for 25 November 2012 on John 18: 33 – 39 Today this Sunday is called Christ the King Sunday. Christ the King – the king – yes – but what sort of king and more importantly a king … Continue reading

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