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Lectionary Sermon for 14th July 2019 on (Year C , Proper 10) on Luke 10: 25-37

The Good Samaritan Revisited We often talk and act as if we are well and truly insulated from the New Testament version of Jesus, particularly when he is reported interacting with a first century Jewish community which could hardly be … Continue reading

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The Trumpish Art of the New Dealer

In the same way the hard of hearing can still follow the gist of a speech by watching an expert in sign language interpret the opening and shutting of a political leader’s mouth, given the widespread international varied reactions President … Continue reading

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Call out the Cavalry! Not without further thought…

Oh my! President Trump expects supporters and allies to applaud him in his efforts to punish President Assad, (together with Russia and the Iran) for their combined and despicable use of Chemical weapons against defenceless civilians in rebel held territory. … Continue reading

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The Bi-Polar “ leader” of the “free world”

Geddit…….? I get it that Donald Trump doesn’t want a repetition of a lone ISIS terrorist killing six civilians in New York and wants to pass new laws restricting people who are likely to be potential terrorists getting into the country. I don’t … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 10 July 2016 on (Year C , Proper 10) on Luke 10: 25-37

The Good Samaritan Revisited There are some stories which are so familiar they lose their impact. Surely the story of the Good Samaritan has become one of these stories. And let’s face it. I personally know of no Samaritans to … Continue reading

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What Violence Doesn’t Achieve (Second version)

Donald Trump has been sounding off about terrorism calling for tougher measures. We have his call for more stringent border controls, for more violent treatment of potential terror suspects including use of torture and even his advocating killing members of … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for March 1, 2015 Lent 2 Year B based on Mark 8: 31-38

He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me“. Mark 8:34 What did that mean….“Take up your cross and … Continue reading

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