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Lectionary Sermon 23 September 2018 on James 3:13-4:3, 7,8a

Lectionary Sermon for 23 September 2018 on James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a The other day I was reading a Listener at my favourite coffee shop and I came across a quote that said: “Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. No-one is entitled … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 16 September 2018 on James 3 :1-12 Pr 19 B

Words with Consequences If you are under the delusion that our nation is warm and tolerant towards refugees try tuning to a typical talkback session when refugees are discussed.. Typically from those I have heard, a good number of callers … Continue reading

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A lectionary sermon for 2 September 2018 on James 1: 17 -27 (Year B, Pr 17)

THE GOSPEL OF STRAW ? OR ….ON SECOND THOUGHTS…. A crossword puzzle clue for you: In a word ( 8 letters) what does James, the writer of the Epistle of James, think true religion is all about? The Epistle of … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 20 September 2015 on James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a

When I was doing my 5 year stint as lay minister at Epsom Church, one day one of my parishioners assured me that if and when she won the big prize in Lotto she would give me $1 million for … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 13 September 2015 on James 3 :1-12 Pr 19 B

Over this last week I listened to some talkback radio to learn to what some people thought of the refugee crisis. Some of the callers expressed emotion and even prejudice. Certainly a good number were expressing dislike of foreigners, some callers abused those … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon 6 September 2015 on Mark 7: 24-37 and James 2: 1-17 (Pr 18 Year B)

I don’t know how it has been for others, but I would have to say from my past experiences, the Jesus encountered in Sunday School, the Jesus presented in stained glass windows and the Jesus talked about in tones of … Continue reading

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A lectionary sermon for 30 August 2015 on James 1: 17 -27 (Year B, Pr 17)

A crossword puzzle clue for you: In a word ( 8 letters) what does James, the writer of the Epistle of James, think true religion is all about? The Epistle of James is one of those books in the Bible … Continue reading

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