Monthly Archives: September 2018

Sermon: The church is called to pray

In recent years as the horrors of the Royal Commission have educated us about the dangers of the wrong sort of touch we have become a little scared of the right sort of touch. Continue reading

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Sermon for Police Remembrance Sunday

If we curse people with the same mouth with which we bless God, we are as weirdly unnatural as a fig tree that grows olives. Continue reading

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Sermon: We ALL make mistakes

Knight should have acted with the gentleness born of wisdom and apologised, rather than doubling-down and attacking those who criticised it. To repeat what James writes, ‘all of us make many mistakes’. Continue reading

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Letter to the Sunday Age

My letter was edited for space, so here is the full thing. ‘Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father,’ says the letter attributed to James, the brother of Jesus, ‘is this: to care for orphans and widows … Continue reading

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Sermon: Faith that is alive

The gospels are rife with examples of Jesus’ care for the poor and for those whom society considered outsiders. Because we have this example of Christ’s to follow, Christians are different from other people in our attitude to money. Continue reading

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(Not A) Sermon: Beginning the Letter of James

Sermon for Williamstown Uniting Church 2nd of September, Pentecost 15 James 1:17-27 For the next month we are going to be reading our way through the Letter of James, attributed to James, the brother of Jesus, and addressed to ‘the … Continue reading

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