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Sermon: Love and Solidarity

In Jesus God is acting in solidarity with humanity, and so be watching what Jesus does we can see what we are called to do; what it means to be human beings living in relationship with God. 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; When life is utterly unfair …

Sermon for Williamstown Uniting Church 15th of June, 2014 Genesis 1:1-2:4a Psalm 8 One of the things that I love most about being a minister is that as part of that role people include me in the most important moments … Continue reading

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Reflection for the funeral of Jemima Pearson Campbell Hannah

Scripture Readings Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 – Read by Murray Hannah-Jones Romans 8:37-39 – Read by Samantha Bykersma The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.  Preaching of the Word We are gathered here today to say good-bye to Jemima Pearson … Continue reading

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In which Avril is very excited (and moved) by an exchange of tweets

A few weeks ago I was one of the guests on the fabulous Doctor Who-based podcast Splendid Chaps. If you’re a fan of the Doctor and you haven’t found this podcast, go check it out NOW. It’s a wonderful fiftieth-anniversary … Continue reading

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Prolegomena on the use of Social Media in Ministry

Over the past decade social media have taken over the world; or at least those parts of the world with access to the internet. As may appear obvious, social media are called that because they’re social; in contrast to broadcast … Continue reading

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Living a privileged life – and abusing that privilege

This morning I took two small children to child care. They hadn’t known that the person coming from church to collect them from their house would be me, and so I was greeted with exuberant bouncing. Their mother asked: ‘Are … Continue reading

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