Tag Archives: Isaiah

Sermon: The Glory of God

These three stories of encounters with the absolute holiness of God, which all emphasise the feelings of unworthiness of the humans to whom they happen, end, somewhat paradoxically, with calls to mission and ministry. Continue reading

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Sermon: Not just an idle tale!

Has Jesus’ resurrection initiated that world of peace and justice, or are we just repeating an idle tale? Continue reading

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Sermon: Life before and after death

It is impossible to be grateful to this God and not act in solidarity with others to make this world a more just place … Continue reading

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Sermon: How can we celebrate Advent in a world without Peace

There are many, many other places around the world where an absence of conflict is misnamed ‘peace’. I’m reminded of a very famous quote from the first-century Roman historian Tacitus’ history of Rome’s conquest of Scotland. Tacitus writes a rousing speech that he puts into the mouth of the British leader, Calgacus, in which he says of the Romans: ‘They make a desert and call it peace.’ Continue reading

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Sermon: Confronting. Uncompromising. Comforting?

The coming of the Lord sounds terrifying for both the Lord’s adversaries and for the Lord’s faithful people. If this is what the coming of the Lord, the focus of Advent, is like, is it really something to look forward to? Continue reading

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