Author Archives: avrilhj

Sermon: Don’t mention the Trinity!

As I say on this Sunday every year: today is Trinity Sunday; be afraid, be very afraid. Continue reading

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Sermon: Merited and unmerited suffering

History shows us too many times when Christians have utterly failed to do good. Let’s never add to that history by doing evil. Continue reading

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Sermon: In which Avril confesses to proclaiming a ‘nice’ God

I say, only half-jokingly, that my particular gift isn’t to encourage people to see Christianity as true; it’s to encourage people to see Christians as ‘nice’. Continue reading

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Sermon: In which Avril, surprisingly, preaches about Mothers’ Day

When the Bible wants to tell us exactly how tenderly God loves us, God is compared to a mother. Continue reading

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Sermon: God’s NO to violence

Throughout history, even today, attempts have been made to convince people that God endorses violence and that murder can be done in God’s name. Continue reading

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Sermon: Innocent Blood

We see in Jesus on the cross every innocent victim of political expediency and hate. In every innocent person hated for their race or religion or nationality or gender or sexuality we see Jesus. Continue reading

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Sermon: On death

We don’t need to comfort ourselves with the thought that death isn’t real, because we know that death isn’t the end. Continue reading

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