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Lectionary Sermon for Lent 3 A : 19 March 2017 on John 4:5-42

At a recent meeting of the South Auckland Writers’ Group a pleasant young Indian woman recounted how the day after the Twin Towers event she had encountered an abrupt and unpleasant change towards her from now suspicious classmates and teachers. … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 2 October 2016 on Luke 17: 5-10

A Big Enough Mustard Seed? One often overlooked aspect of Christianity is the little amount we should need by way of theology before we can start the task of living the faith. Mind you, at least you can see where … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 29 May 2016 Year C Pr 4 Luke 7:1-10

The early cowboy films may have been short on camera trickery but at least then they knew how to tell the good guys from the bad. There was a simple code. The good guys wore the white Stetsons. The bad … 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 23 June 2013 Year C on Luke 8: 26 -39 (Pr 7 C, Ord 12C, Pentecost + 5)

Demons Aplenty For the modern sceptical generation, this story of Jesus healing the man possessed with demons is troubling at several different levels. First and perhaps most obviously we are not supposed to believe in demons any more. Mental illness … Continue reading

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