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Lectionary sermon 17 December 2017 (3B) on Isaiah 61:1-4,8-11 and John 1: 6-8,19-28

FILTERING CHRISTMAS THROUGH THE POLAROIDS If we think back a few years…. is it just me – or has Christmas become more impressive. Plug in lights are now so common that they not only typically grace the tree, they now … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for December 10 2017 (2B) on Mark 1, 1-8, Isaiah 40 1-11

We live in a world where papering over the cracks has been elevated to an art form. Far from self assessment, getting ready for Christmas has come to mean responding to advertising, putting up shiny decorations, twinkling lights and listening … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 1B 3 December 2017 on Isaiah 64: 1-9, Mark 13: 24 – 37

The standard Jewish trick of making sense of the issues for their present was to find perspective in history. In this case the scholars who chose today’s gospel reading for Advent were also following the Jewish approach to history by … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon 8 October 2017 on Matthew 21:33-46

IS IT TIME FOR OUR TEAM TO BE REPLACED? There are different ways of reading the history of the Christian Church. Despite the subconscious acknowledgement that there is one Jesus and one essential gospel it is easy to get so … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 24 January 2016, Epiphany 3 on Luke 4: 14 – 21

My Epiphany? Today is the third of the four Sundays the Church sets aside for what is called the season of Epiphany. So, given the season, it is fair to ask is there any way this season might actually be … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 14 December 2014 on Isaiah 61:1-4,8-11 and John 1: 6-8,19-28

FILTERING CHRISMAS THROUGH THE POLAROIDS For we who have the good fortune to live amongst the wealthy, one of the intriguing developments to Christmas over recent years has been the way our Christmas images have been reshaped as they link to our … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon (Homily) for Advent 2B 7 December 2014 on Isaiah 40: 1-11, Mark 1, 1-8

We live in a world where papering over the cracks has been elevated to an art form. Getting ready for Christmas has come to mean responding to advertising, putting up shiny decorations, twinkling lights and listening to Christmas mood music … Continue reading

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