Tag Archives: Lent

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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Sermon: God-Humanity Solidarity

Sermon for Williamstown The First Sunday of Lent, 22nd of February 2015 Genesis 9:8-17 Mark 1:9-15 I’ve mentioned before that the Gospel according to Mark is a short, quick, intense gospel. Today this is a huge benefit for us, because … Continue reading

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Sermon: You will always have the poor with you

Sermon for Williamstown 5th Sunday of Lent, 17th of March 2013 John 12:1-8 There are some things that I wish Jesus hadn’t said or, at least, that I wish the evangelists had explained more fully when quoting him. John, chapter … Continue reading

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