Monthly Archives: June 2013

Women in the Uniting Church: By a partial, prejudiced, and ignorant Historian (to quote the immortal Jane)

This is the lecture that I gave on ‘Women in the Uniting Church’ as part of Uniting Church Studies at the Centre for Theology and Ministry. There is a lot more here than I shared on the day; the topic … Continue reading

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Guess what I’m doing tomorrow!

Blessing the Piano Reading from Psalm 150 Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary;    praise him in his mighty firmament! Praise him for his mighty deeds;    praise him according to his surpassing greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound;    praise … Continue reading

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Sermon: Forgiveness

Sermon for Williamstown Uniting Church 4th Sunday after Pentecost, 16th of June 2013 Luke 7:36-8:3 Did you experience déjà vu hearing today’s gospel reading? It’s only a couple of months since we heard another version of the story of a … Continue reading

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Sermon: Something to say to politicians

Sermon for Williamstown The third Sunday after Pentecost; June 9, 2013 1 Kings 17:8-16 When I first read today’s story from the Hebrew Scriptures, the tale of Elijah and the widow of Zarephath, a phrase sprang to my mind: ‘Charity … Continue reading

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Prolegomena on the use of Social Media in Ministry

Over the past decade social media have taken over the world; or at least those parts of the world with access to the internet. As may appear obvious, social media are called that because they’re social; in contrast to broadcast … Continue reading

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Sermon: It’s more than just a miracle

Sermon for Williamstown The Second Sunday after Pentecost June 2, 2013 Luke 7:1-10 On first hearing, today’s story from the Gospel according to Luke sounds simple. Someone is sick, to the point that he’s about to die, and Jesus, the … Continue reading

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