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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 October 30, 2016 on Luke 19:1-10(Proper 26C / Ordinary 31C / Pentecost +24)

Jesus and the Wee Little Man Some of the stories about the events of Jesus’ life and teachings are easy to understand and applaud. The difficulties only arise when we take the next step and ask ourselves how the stories … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon 4 September 2016 (Year C) Luke 14:25-33

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LEDGER A great spectator sport is to watch political candidates squirm when their dodgy business dealings are exposed to the gaze of the voting public. Can we trust a certain politician who refuses to release … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 10 April 2016 (Easter 3) on John 21: 1-19

One unhelpful way to look at history is to find there a series of disconnected events, to be casually noted and recalled as a series of passing curiosities. One way to make history more alive is to place ourselves in … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 28 December 2014 (Christmas 1) on Luke: 2 22-40

No doubt we all have all have a feeling of warmth and nostalgia almost every time we sing a familiar carol at Christmas, yet stepping out of the Christmas service into the realities of Christmas Day and the days that … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for Sunday 20 July 2014,( The Wheat and the Tares) Matthew 13: 24-30,36-43

Some of Jesus’ stories have lost something over the passage of time – but Jesus’ parable of the wheat and the tares takes on new urgency in this age when we are surrounded by competing teachings, different versions of religion … 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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