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Lectionary Sermon for June 9, 2019, Pentecost Sunday, Year C, on Acts 2: 1-21

Two questions for you about Pentecost. First question… Is the Acts version of the story a factual account? – and the second: Does it set us up for our journey as followers of Christ? Perhaps only one of these questions … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 31 January 2016 (Epiphany 4) on Luke 4: 21-30

Today we find ourselves with a puzzle. We have Jesus, obviously an accepted and invited young preacher coming back to his own home patch, and more than that, we even hear that he had already been teaching in synagogues in … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for May 19, 2013, Pentecost Sunday, Year C, on Acts 2: 1-21

If we were honest, many of us might admit that assuming the version of Pentecost in Acts is intended to be factually accurate, there are some parts of the story line that don’t quite add up. As the drama unfolds … Continue reading

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IS RELIGION HARMFUL?

Not necessarily….but…… It seems to me that the main problem is this term “religion” in practice often encompasses negative aspects of culture, tradition, nationalism and exclusivism as well as the fine idealism found in concepts of forgiveness, kindness, an awe … Continue reading

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