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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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A Lectionary Sermon for Lent 3 A : 23 March 2014 on John 4:5-42

In an age, where differences in culture and religion are still acceptable as sufficient cause to keep sections of the community at more than arm’s length, there may be reason to revisit the Gospel story of Jesus and the Samaritan … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 13 November 2016 on Luke 21: 5-19

Walls to Enclose, Walls to Exclude Looking back over the last two or three months of the US elections, of all the issues that most symbolized the division and perhaps even most told us about what really mattered in the … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for March 11, 2012 Lent 3 B (on John Ch 2 : 13-22 Clearing the Temple)

STRIPPING THE TRAPPINGS The trappings of religion can be extraordinarily seductive. The philosopher AN Whitehead listed some of these and some on his list might surprise you. “Collective enthusiasms, revivals, institutions, churches, rituals, Bibles, codes of behaviour are the trappings … Continue reading

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