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Lectionary sermon for 11 August 2019 on Luke 12:32-40

I have heard it argued that the typical obsession with gathering possessions and money is to somehow put off the risks involved in growing older. And yet as people approach the end of their lives, all those possessions and even … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 26 May 2019 John 14: 23-29

The Second Coming? – (R Open minded): Parental guidance not a bad idea. Like health warnings on food and tobacco, it might be that sometimes even sermons should require a warning to flag potential discomfort on the part of the … Continue reading

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SOME MISPLACED METHODIST TOLERANCE?

One aspect of the disparate family that now constitutes the Methodist Church in New Zealand is starting to concern me. Don’t get me wrong. I rejoice in a Church which is sufficiently “family” to encompass progressives and conservatives. We find … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 27 November 2016 , (Advent 1 A) based on Matthew 24: 36-44

If you want to encounter some seriously nutty responses to today’s gospel simply recall the dire warnings in the false and failed predictions by the host of self appointed doomsayers over the centuries since the time of Christ. Because today’s … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for Easter 6 C May 1 2016 on John 14: 23 – 29

The Second Coming? – (R Open minded): Parental guidance required. Like health warnings on food and tobacco, it could be that sometimes even sermons should require a warning to flag potential discomfort on the part of the consumer. Because this … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 15 November 2015 on Mark 13: 1-8

Last Sunday evening, I watched a TV interview with a man who has survived 11 lightning strikes and lived to tell the tale. The lightning victim’s explanation was that God must therefore have some special purpose for him. I have … Continue reading

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The Jehovah’s Witness Phenomenon by Bill Peddie

The Jehovah’s Witnesses intrigue me. I guess I should say at the outset I suspect analytical thinkers would have a problem with multiple and successive failures in their predictions, and with what I suspect is their continued misrepresentation of the … Continue reading

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