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Sermon for 22 July 2018 on 2 Samuel 7: 1-16, Mark 6 30-37

Thoughts on building the home, not the house of God Most young people starting out as school leavers rapidly discover that building a magnificent house is beyond all but the very rich, let alone the most impressive temple in the … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon, January 14 2018 (Year B) , on John 1: 43-51

Invited to Come and See For those who think that God was guiding the hand of those who consequently gave accurate record of the life and mission of Jesus in the gospels, there are unexpected problems with the gospel of … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for January 7, 2018 Epiphany 1 Mark 1 : 4-11 (The Baptism of Jesus)

Baptism for What? The most thought provoking story I know regarding baptism comes from the days when royalty used marriage as a means of establishing new alliances and when only those who were particularly high born were considered good enough … Continue reading

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A PALM SUNDAY STORY FOR THE YOUNG (AND/OR THE STILL AWAKE)

A Palm Sunday Story for Young People: Copying the Famous          by Bill Peddie When we think of famous people we sometimes forget about the way they got started in life. This morning ( because it is Palm Sunday) I … Continue reading

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First Thoughts on Lectionary Sermon for Sunday 11 September (Romans 14: 1 – 12)

THE CENTRALITY THAT HOLDS Beneath all differences of doctrine or discipline there exists a fundamental agreement as to the simple, absolute essentials in religion. Julia Ward Howe One of the sad things about Christianity is the ease with which some … Continue reading

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RELIGIOUS QUESTION FOR THE DAY (Open to all readers)

If Jesus was not born of a Virgin and was not literally the Son of God, would that change the value of his teaching?

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HERESY AT EASTER

Such a lot of heretics, so little firewood. When we look at an individual case of heresy in the Christian Church we might be astounded at the temerity of an individual daring to question what so many take to be … Continue reading

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