Tag Archives: Lent

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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Sermon: These things are not ‘sent to try us’

The question of why dreadful things happen to people remains, but the answer is never, ‘because God is testing us’. Continue reading

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Newsletter: Spending Lent Wisely

Protestants stopped fasting in Lent. It became something that those Catholics over there did, and was looked at with suspicion Continue reading

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Sermon: A hen in a world of foxes

… we live in a world full of foxes, and sometimes we desire more protection than a mother hen can offer. Continue reading

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Sermon: Righteous without being self-righteous

Lent reminds us that our role as Christ’s followers is to seek to be righteous without being self-righteous, as difficult as that is. Continue reading

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Sermon: Foolishness

We are called to proclaim Christ crucified; we are also called to follow him. In a world obsessed with status and success, we’re called to live simply, to risk failure, to topple accepted powers and interrupt accepted ritual. We are not to accept the way things are; we are to challenge and change them. Continue reading

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Sermon: Repenting at the Royal Commission

Sermon for Williamstown Uniting Church 1st of March, 2015 Mark 8:31-38 Today’s reading comes from a pivotal moment in the Gospel of Mark. Brendan Byrne, who taught me the Gospel of Mark, says that there are three stories in the … Continue reading

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