Author Archives: avrilhj

Sermon Against the Prosperity Gospel

Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus, neither success nor failure, wealth nor poverty, health nor sickness, happiness nor despair. Continue reading

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Sermon: God’s Humanity

even more important than the details of the incarnation is the simple point of the incarnation. In Jesus, God became one of us. In Jesus, God embraced humanity. Continue reading

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Sermon: The foolishness of the wise

The magi may be ‘wise men from the East’ but apparently they lack all common sense. Continue reading

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Sermon: Putting Herod back into Christmas

If we include the Massacre of the Innocents and the Flight into Egypt in the Christmas Story, then the answer to the question, ‘where is God?’ is: ‘right there in the midst of danger and slaughter, vulnerable and defenceless’. Continue reading

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Prayer for Epiphany

Prayers of Intercession for Epiphany. If you would like to make use of them, please do. Continue reading

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Prayer for the times: Climate Emergency and Bushfires

We hold in our hearts before you those who have lost homes and loved ones; those who have had to evacuate; … Continue reading

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Sermon: Counter-culturally caring for creation

This is why the Pope, and the Ecumenical Patriarch, and the World Council of Churches have told all Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant Christians that we have a responsibility to respond to the Climate Emergency. As people made in the image of God the Creator we are called to care for God’s creation. Continue reading

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