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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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Lectionary sermon for Palm Sunday 1 April 2012 on Mark 11:1-11 (or John 12:12 – 16)

Palm Sunday as recorded by Mark is a story overlaid with confusion about Jesus, prophetic symbolism and a strange mix of humility and in-your-face political challenge. You may well already be aware that Jesus entry to Jerusalem is suggested by … Continue reading

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