Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Donald Trump and Human Rights

While I sympathize with those concerned about the treatment of Otto Warmbier at the hands of the North Korean authorities I am also disturbed at the lack of balance in the US response. If I have understood it correctly, this … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 28 May, 2017 (Easter 7 Year A) on John 17:1-11

On Being At One In recent days the terrorist bombing at Manchester targeting a group including children is a stark reminder of just how nasty the terrorists can get. Two thousand years after Christ walked the dusty paths of Palestine, … Continue reading

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Somewhat to my surprise I find myself agreeing with something that Donald Trump says about Syria! According to POTUS (not to mention Fox) there is evidently a bad unpopular leader in the Syrian affair who represents a minority, is responsible for … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 26 February 2017 on Matthew 6: 24 – 34 Year A

There is one curious omission in the current arguments for and against Donald Trump being the answer to making America great again. Virtually no-one seems interested in what really counts as greatness. Staying with the Trump image, one dimension of … Continue reading

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That Wall Will Do What?

While President Donald Trump has a reputation for glossing over inconvenient truths, when it comes to building a wall with Mexico, he appears to have overlooked the blindingly obvious. He says it will be simple bookkeeping to make Mexico pay … Continue reading

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Sermon for 29 January 2017 on Matthew 5:1-12

ADDRESS   I want to start with a confession. I guess I have become so accustomed to the very familiar passages in the New Testament that I keep forgetting how far we as a Church may have drifted in intention from … Continue reading

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Donald Trump, the Keeper of the Launch Codes

It is unfortunate that Donald Trump is not only inexperienced in international politics but apparently unable to source let alone understand readily available information. In the second Presidential debate Trump made a silly claim about the US standing with nuclear weapons which suggests either he … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 10 April 2016 (Easter 3) on John 21: 1-19

One unhelpful way to look at history is to find there a series of disconnected events, to be casually noted and recalled as a series of passing curiosities. One way to make history more alive is to place ourselves in … Continue reading

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Is Donald Trump a Christian?

One of the sadder features of the US election circus is not so much that it spotlights the leading Presidential contenders – but rather it tells us what drives the true feelings of the voting public. Which brings me to … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 27 September 2015 on Mark 9: 38-50

Donald Trump has recently outraged his critics by failing to correct a man at an election crowd rally who claimed a major problem in the US is the presence of Muslims (among whom he included President Obama as well as … Continue reading

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