Tag Archives: John Dominic Crossan

Lectionary Sermon for Easter 3 Year A (April 30, 2017) on Luke 24; 13 -35

The Emmaus Road: A Parable about Jesus? I have never counted them myself, but I seem to remember reading somewhere that on no fewer than 17 occasions Jesus has cause to reprimand one or more of his disciples for being … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for Palm Sunday (Year A) April 9, 2017 on Matthew 21:1-11

When you stop to think about it, Palm Sunday is a rather strange Christian festival. Getting into the spirit of Palm Sunday has always seemed to me to be rather artificial and even forced, because welcoming anyone – let alone … Continue reading

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THE JESUS SEMINAR IN RETROSPECT

Now that Jesus Seminar is now effectively part of our recent history it is fair to ask what difference it has made to the understanding of the body of knowledge about the Bible for thoughtful Christians? Before we turn attention … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 5 March 2017 on Matthew 4: 1-11 (Lent 1 A)

If you stop to think about it, today’s gospel reading has some really strange features and unexpected challenges. The first point is that although it is clearly a significant story it is one with clear puzzles. Jesus alone in the … Continue reading

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A lectionary sermon for 7 February 2016 on Luke 5: 1-11

Years ago, as a volunteer high school teacher in New Britain, part of the Territory of Papua and New Guinea, I used to watch and wonder at the Western evangelists who passed briefly through the towns and villages, apparently totally … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for Easter 3 Year A (May 4, 2014) on Luke 24; 13 -35

Lectionary Sermon for Easter 3 Year A (May 4, 2014) on Luke 24; 13 -35 : The Emmaus Road: A Parable about Jesus I have never counted them myself, but I seem to remember reading somewhere that on no fewer … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 9 March 2014 on Matthew 4: 1-11 (Lent 1 A)

The catch for those of us with the habit of frequent reading of newspapers and constantly watching or listening to news bulletins, is that subconsciously we come to assume other written narratives of reported events can only ever be assumed … Continue reading

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