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A lectionary sermon for 2 September 2018 on James 1: 17 -27 (Year B, Pr 17)

THE GOSPEL OF STRAW ? OR ….ON SECOND THOUGHTS…. 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 … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 22 October 2017 (on Matthew 22: 15-22)

IN PRACTICE WHOSE IMAGE DOES OUR FAITH ENCOURAGE US TO SEE A rich but miserable man once visited a rabbi seeking understanding of his life and how he might find peace. The rabbi led the man to a window looking … Continue reading

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A Group Study on Religious Ethics in Daily LIfe

Religious Ethics in Daily Life The following notes are essentially inspired by and developed as part commentary on the views of Rabbi Marc Gellman and Monsignor Thomas Hartman from their article on Religious Ethics in Daily Life in Religion For … Continue reading

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Sam Harris versus God and the Japan Earthquake

Sam Harris has considered the comments frequently heard about God and the Japan Earthquake and is quoted as follows: “Either God can do nothing to stop catastrophes like this, or he doesn’t care to, or he doesn’t exist. God is … Continue reading

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God acting in Japan?

I have just been watching a Utube video of a young Christian explaining how God – in response to her’s and other Christians’ fervent prayers for Him to demonstrate his mighty power to the atheists, had responded by shaking Japan. … Continue reading

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