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

When it comes to following Jesus, 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 think of themselves as potential … Continue reading

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A lectionary sermon for 30 August 2015 on James 1: 17 -27 (Year B, Pr 17)

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 James is one of those books in the Bible … 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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IS RELIGION HARMFUL?

Not necessarily….but…… It seems to me that the main problem is this term “religion” in practice often encompasses negative aspects of culture, tradition, nationalism and exclusivism as well as the fine idealism found in concepts of forgiveness, kindness, an awe … Continue reading

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