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Alternative Good Friday Sermon for 25 March 2016 on Luke 23: 32 – 46

Dorothy Sayers once raised the question as to why so many of us react with horror when a cat catches a bird, yet we seem quite unmoved when the infinitely worse horror of the crucifixion is paraded before us in … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 6 March 2016 Lent 4 on Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

The Prodigal Son, an unfinished story Unfinished stories can be quite infuriating. If we go back a few years, there was a time at that most famous of all Universities, Oxford University, where no student could be given a degree … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for August 17 2014 (Genesis 45: 1-15) Forgiving the Unforgivable

(Apologies to regular visitors to my site – I have been on holiday without Internet connection so this late post is an older sermon on the same text!) Not all funerals are sad, not all weddings are glad, and not … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 19 February 2017 on Matthew 5:38-48

When it comes to Christianity, sorting out the detail of belief may have to take second place to reorienting our attitudes and actions, particularly if we are expecting to be numbered among those who follow Jesus teaching. Karen Armstrong, perhaps … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 16 June 2013 Pr 6 Year C on Luke 7:36 – 8:3

Today’s story about the encounter of the sinful woman with Jesus carries an underlying message that we would be unwise to ignore.   The teaching we might learn from this encounter is not so much about how Jesus reacted, but rather what it … Continue reading

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Alternative Good Friday Sermon for 29 March 2013 on Luke 23: 32 – 46

Dorothy Sayers once raised the question as to why so many of us react with horror when a cat catches a bird, yet we seem quite unmoved when the infinitely worse horror of the crucifixion is paraded before us in … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 10 March 2013 Lent 4 on Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

The Prodigal Son, an unfinished story Unfinished stories can be quite infuriating. If we go back a few years, there was a time at that most famous of all Universities, Oxford University, where no student could be given a degree … Continue reading

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