Author Archives: avrilhj

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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Sermon: Another one of Avril’s feminist sermons

Yes, this is going to be another one of my feminist sermons. You have been warned. Continue reading

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Sermon: Golden fonts and visits by night

It’s a private baptismal font made of gold. I want to repeat that: it’s a private baptismal font made of gold. Continue reading

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