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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 29 October 2017 on Matthew 23: 1-12

NOT JUST THE PHARISEES First the reading in Matthew from Chapter 23 1Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, 2“The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat; 3therefore, do whatever they teach you and follow it; but … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 3 September 2017 (Romans 13: 8-14)

If there were to be one disturbing feature that characterizes our current age perhaps it is notion that the only way to persuade our perceived enemies they are wrong is to respond with overwhelming force or at least the threat … Continue reading

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CHRISTIAN ETHICS

Christian ethics is often described by Christian commentators as a dimension of Christian theology which offers a way to describe, understand and hopefully act upon concepts of right and wrong behaviour. For many Christians the teachings and actions of Jesus … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 19 October 2014 (on Matthew 22: 15-22)

WHOSE IMAGE DO WE SEE? (My main source in the preparation of this address was some writing by Charles Hoffacker who at the time of my reading was rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Port Huron.) A rich but … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 7 September 2014 (Romans 13: 8-14)

So many gods, so many creeds, So many paths that wind and wind, While just the art of being kind Is all the sad world needs. Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1855-1919 Have you heard the story of the theological student with … Continue reading

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First Thoughts on a Sermon for the Lectionary Reading for 4 September 2011 (Romans 13: 8-14)

So many gods, so many creeds, So many paths that wind and wind, While just the art of being kind Is all the sad world needs. Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1855-1919 I heard recently of a theological student with a sporty … Continue reading

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