Tag Archives: Luke

Lectionary Sermon for 26 May 2019 John 14: 23-29

The Second Coming? – (R Open minded): Parental guidance not a bad idea. Like health warnings on food and tobacco, it might be that sometimes even sermons should require a warning to flag potential discomfort on the part of the … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 10 February 2019 on Luke 5: 1-11

THE CALL TO “FISH” Several times over the last few weeks I have been approached by strangers downtown who are keen to share religious books or pamphlets apparently intended to save me from God’s judgement, give me a real purpose … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for Christmas 1C, 30 December 2018 on Luke 2: 41-52

For me, the Church part of Christmas day seems a bit disconnected from what follows. Familiar Bible readings, carols, some artificial props to remind us of the Manger scene, and for families anxious to get back to family gatherings, with … Continue reading

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A Christmas Day Reflection by Bill Peddie

Would you be insulted if someone called you a heretic? Today I want to suggest that not all heresy should be condemned out of hand, and when it comes to Christmas, the occasional heretic might have something to teach us. … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for December 9 2018 Advent 2 C based on Luke 3: 1-6

I guess I am risking an argument when I say I am disappointed that Bible literalists and atheists sell the Bible short when they assume that the Bible was written with the intention of being read as all literally true. … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 14 August 2016 (Year C) on Luke 12:49-56

An Unvarnished Truth A Bible quiz question which seems to trip up typical church-goers is to ask: in terms of the total pages written, which author wrote the most? No not Paul. Luke as the only systematic historian of the emerging … Continue reading

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A Lectionary Sermon for December 6 2015 Advent 2 C based on Luke 3: 1-6

Traditional Bible literalists get quite upset when Bible scholars insist on pointing out historical inconsistencies in the Bible accounts. This is a shame because the story of Jesus and the early Church is greatly enhanced when we take a closer … Continue reading

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