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Lectionary sermon for 10 September 2017 on Romans 14:1-12

LOOKING BEHIND THE DIFFERENCES One of the sad things about Christianity is the ease with which some of those following the faith turn to become intolerant of anyone who might be walking a slightly different path. Irish Catholics versus Irish … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 14 September 2014 on Romans 14:1-12

LOOKING BEHIND THE DIFFERENCES Beneath all differences of doctrine or discipline there exists a fundamental agreement as to the simple, absolute essentials in religion. Julia Ward Howe One of the sad things about Christianity is the ease with which some … Continue reading

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First Thoughts on Next Sunday’s sermon topic (17 July): the Wheat and the Tares

First Thoughts on the Sermon for Sunday 17 July, The Wheat and the Tares. (with acknowledgment to ideas – possibly now distorted beyond recognition – from Rex Hunt, http://religioustolerance.org , John Pridmore, and William Loader) Some of Jesus’ stories have … Continue reading

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No-one Comes to the Father Except By Me? Sermon Notes for Easter 5A

I have noticed that often when the subject of other faiths is brought up in conversation, if a conservative Christian is part of the conversation, sooner or later the verse “No-one comes to the Father except by me” is produced, almost … Continue reading

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HERESY AT EASTER

Such a lot of heretics, so little firewood. When we look at an individual case of heresy in the Christian Church we might be astounded at the temerity of an individual daring to question what so many take to be … Continue reading

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