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Lectionary Sermon for 17 March 2019 (Lent 2) on Luke 13: 31 – 35

THE ARMS OF CHRIST For those of us living in New Zealand this season of Lent will be now be remembered as a time when we were brought back to Earth with an unpleasant jolt. Prior to Friday the 15th … Continue reading

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The recent terror attack on two Christchurch Mosques, resulting in fifty deaths and multiple victims with gunshot wounds was the work of what appears to be a single assailant apparently deriving motivation from what most of us would term an internet based white supremacist … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 3 February 2019 (Epiphany 4) on Luke 4: 21-30

Today’s gospel seems to present a puzzle. Luke portrays Jesus as an accepted and invited young preacher coming back to his own home patch. From Luke we not Jesus had already been teaching in synagogues in the area, gaining a … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 27 September 2015 on Mark 9: 38-50

Donald Trump has recently outraged his critics by failing to correct a man at an election crowd rally who claimed a major problem in the US is the presence of Muslims (among whom he included President Obama as well as … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 29 September 2013 on Luke 16: 19 – 31

Early on in the book of Genesis, God confronts Cain to ask him what has happened to his brother. Cain replies indignantly “Am I my brothers keeper?” A good part of the Bible and in particular much of the recorded … Continue reading

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First Thoughts on Next Sunday’s sermon topic (17 July): the Wheat and the Tares

First Thoughts on the Sermon for Sunday 17 July, The Wheat and the Tares. (with acknowledgment to ideas – possibly now distorted beyond recognition – from Rex Hunt, http://religioustolerance.org , John Pridmore, and William Loader) Some of Jesus’ stories have … Continue reading

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Do Muslims and Christians follow the same God? (Visitors are encouraged to leave an answer)

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