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Lectionary Sermon for 3 September 2017 (Romans 13: 8-14)

If there were to be one disturbing feature that characterizes our current age perhaps it is notion that the only way to persuade our perceived enemies they are wrong is to respond with overwhelming force or at least the threat … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 28 May, 2017 (Easter 7 Year A) on John 17:1-11

On Being At One In recent days the terrorist bombing at Manchester targeting a group including children is a stark reminder of just how nasty the terrorists can get. Two thousand years after Christ walked the dusty paths of Palestine, … Continue reading

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The White House Press Secretary is rightly insisting that the journalists check the facts before launching into print. This is wise and sensible advice. In case the news hacks are as ignorant as Donald Trump suggests, I would like to … Continue reading

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Free Speech in the face of Terrorism

Although Voltaire did not necessarily say those exact words, his principal biographer Evelyn Beatrice Hall fairly summarised his view on free speech with the now famous aphorism: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death … Continue reading

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It is curious that there is a tendency to compare our theory with someone else’s practice. Thus the act of Saudi fundamentalist practice of terrorism on the Twin Towers is seen reprehensible by most in our culture because the action … Continue reading

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