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Lectionary sermon for 23 June 2019 Year C on Luke 8: 26 -39 (Pr 7 C, Ord 12C, Pentecost + 2)

Demons For Moderns For the modern sceptical generation, this story of Jesus healing the man possessed with demons must seem troubling at several different levels. First, and perhaps most obviously, aren’t we supposed to have moved past a belief in … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 19 June 2016 Year C on Luke 8: 26 -39 (Pr 7 C, Ord 12C, Pentecost + 5)

Demons Aplenty A deranged young man embarks on a lunatic killing spree in a gay club in Orlando Florida.   Another young man in our own home town, after smoking synthetic marijuana starts talking raving nonsense at work.   A bipolar woman … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 23 June 2013 Year C on Luke 8: 26 -39 (Pr 7 C, Ord 12C, Pentecost + 5)

Demons Aplenty For the modern sceptical generation, this story of Jesus healing the man possessed with demons is troubling at several different levels. First and perhaps most obviously we are not supposed to believe in demons any more. Mental illness … Continue reading

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