Tag Archives: Gospel according to John

Sermon: God comes to us in bread

We do not have a disembodied faith in which only the spiritual is important. We have an embodied, physical, material faith in which food is vitally important. Christianity is most definitely not about ‘pie in the sky when you die’. It is about bread here and now, because our God comes to us in bread. Continue reading

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Sermon: In which Avril rabbits on about love yet again, because it IS all about love

And if God is love, as our faith tells us God is, then even our smallest loving actions will contribute to filling the universe with love and so with God. Continue reading

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Sermon: Scarcity, Abundance, and ‘Enoughness’

We are not God, we are not called to be God, and so just as we are, we are good enough, perfect enough, powerful enough, strong enough, extraordinary enough. Continue reading

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Communion, the Eucharist, the Lord’s Supper, has many symbolic and spiritual meanings, but it is also always about feeding the world’s hungry. 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: Following in the fisherman’s footsteps

Sermon for Williamstown The Third Sunday of Easter, 14th of April 2013 John 21:1-19 Whenever you feel downhearted or discouraged at your performance as a follower of Jesus, think of Peter, the rock on whom Jesus built the Christian church. … Continue reading

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