Tag Archives: Marcus Borg

Easter Sunday Sermon for 2017 (Year A)

It seems to me we it would be good to find our own personal answers to two questions about Easter. The first one is that perennial question – do we believe that Jesus was resurrected so that in some sense … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for Easter Sunday 27 March 2016 on Luke 24: 1-12

“Christ is risen!” And they all replied….. “Christ is risen indeed”. It is clear that many in the wider Christian Church take it for granted that they are expected to make this response. However if there should be a supplementary … Continue reading

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A lectionary sermon for 16 August 2015 on Proverbs 9: 1 – 6 Year B Proper 15

Today with our reading from what is categorised as Wisdom literature in the Book of Proverbs we find ourselves in the part of the Bible which focuses on practical advice. The Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Proverbs and in the New … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday Sermon for 2014 (Year A)

Easter Sunday, globally by far the most important festival in the Christian year, has also become the most variable, with a profusion of religious customs and impressive occasions, most of which represent sincere attempts to demonstrate and celebrate the significance … Continue reading

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A Lectionary sermon for 19 January 2014 (Epiphany 2 Year A ) on John 1: 29 -42

The comedian Flip Wilson had a standard stock reply to anyone who ever asked him about his religious affiliation. “I’m a Jehovah’s bystander” he would say proudly. “They asked me to become a Jehovah’s Witness, but I didn’t want to … Continue reading

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A Lectionary Sermon for 14 July 2013 (Year C , Proper 10) on Luke 10: 25-37

The Good Samaritan Revisited There are some stories which are so familiar they lose their impact. Surely the story of the Good Samaritan has become one of these stories. And let’s face it. I personally know of no Samaritans to … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for Easter Sunday 31 March 2013 on Luke 24: 1-12

“Christ is risen!” And they all replied….. “Christ is risen indeed”. Although a good part of the world’s Christian population would probably be comfortable making such a response, if there should be a supplementary question, “What do you mean by … Continue reading

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