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Lectionary Sermon for February 18 2018 on Mark 1: 9-15

Hard-wired for Temptation The writer of the Gospel of Mark tells us that the same Jesus, who we now talk of as the Son of God, started out by spending more than a month in the wilderness struggling with his … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for February 22 2015, Lent 1, Year B (on Mark 1: 9-15)

Hard-wired for Temptation The writer of the Gospel of Mark tells us that Jesus who we now talk of as the Son of God, started out by spending more than a month in the wilderness struggling with his temptations.   In … Continue reading

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An alternative sermon for Peace Sunday 5 August 2012 based on Matthew 5: 38,39

A minister friend told me the other day that he was puzzled as to why although humankind has made tremendous progress in terms of knowledge and ability to sustain and support population, and yet although there have been vast improvements … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for February 26 2012, Lent 1, Year B (on Mark 1: 9-15)

Hard-wired for Temptation The once uncertain trickle of knowledge about the causes of human behaviour is turning into a flood tide, yet at the same time also we also note a reluctance to see how this input from scholars and scientists … Continue reading

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