Tag Archives: Advent 4

Sermon: Mary the Magnificent

There’s no doubt that Mary and Jesus are mother and son; both of them are radical re-makers of the world. Neither of them is particularly meek and mild. Continue reading

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Sermon: The greater righteousness (2)

Matthew’s story is a story of social conventions being overturned and of mercy outweighing merely-legal righteousness. Continue reading

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Sermon for Advent 4: Love

George Brandis famously said that people have the right to be bigots, and I’m going to go further and say that we are commanded to love bigots. Continue reading

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Sermon: Scandalous mercy

Sermon for Williamstown Uniting Church 4th Sunday of Advent, 22nd of December, 2013 Matthew 1:18-25 Way back in the eighties and early nineties there was an Australian television program called A Country Practice. I wasn’t allowed to watch the first … Continue reading

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