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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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Lectionary Sermon for 8 November 2015 on Mark 12: 38 – 44

Last weekend I watched the TV coverage of the final rugby world cup match between New Zealand and Australia. The next day someone asked what had most impressed me about the match. For me it was that after-match incident where … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for March 8, 2015 Lent 3 B (on John Ch 2 : 13-22 Clearing the Temple)

STRIPPING OUR TRAPPINGS How much of our religion really matters and how much are what the philosopher A.N. Whitehead dismissed as trappings? Perhaps we could reflect on his list: Whitehead said and I quote: “Collective enthusiasms, revivals, institutions, churches, rituals, … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 17 February 2013 (Lent 1) on Luke 4: 1 – 13

“Shalom. This is Luke from Radio Palestine, on site in the wilderness, about to interview a very hungry man, Jesus, otherwise known by some of his admirers as the Messiah. So tell me Jesus, what have you been up to … Continue reading

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