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Lectionary Sermon for 9 July 2017 on Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

(This was posted for last week by mistake!!! Apologies…..I’m getting old!) Ours is not the first generation in history where people have displayed feelings of superiority when they involve themselves in conversations describing the shortcomings of those who have chosen … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 2 July 2017 on Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

Ours is not the first generation in history where people have displayed feelings of superiority when they involve themselves in conversations describing the shortcomings of those who have chosen different paths of enlightenment. It is an age old game where … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 5 February 2017, (Epiphany 5A) on Matthew 5:13-20

You probably remember a few months ago when the world TV viewing audiences were shocked by a news clip of a young Syrian boy, sitting alone in mute despair in an ambulance after an air strike on Aleppo, covered in blood and … Continue reading

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A lectionary sermon for Christmas 1 A (New Year’s Day) 2017 on Matthew 2:13-23

You have to hand it to Matthew in the way he balances a sense of wonder for the coming of Jesus with the grimmer bits. Admittedly it is an otherworldly story of angels, the shepherds the wise men and of … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 25 September 2016 on Luke 16: 19 – 31

The Collective Blind-Spot                                                                                                  Early on in the book of Genesis, the writer has God confronting Cain to ask him what has happened to his brother. Cain replies indignantly “Am I my brother’s keeper?” A good part of the Bible and … Continue reading

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A Lectionary Sermon for 29 November 2015 Advent 1 C on Luke 21: 25 -36

In this post-Christian age, at least in this part of the world, the season of Advent usually kicks off with a Santa parade and everlasting soporific Shopping mall music such as Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, and Snoopy’s Christmas to encourage the … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon 6 September 2015 on Mark 7: 24-37 and James 2: 1-17 (Pr 18 Year B)

I don’t know how it has been for others, but I would have to say from my past experiences, the Jesus encountered in Sunday School, the Jesus presented in stained glass windows and the Jesus talked about in tones of … Continue reading

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