Tag Archives: Politics

Sermon: Rabble Rousing Riff Raff

“Will we be extremists for hate or for love? Will we be extremists for the preservation of injustice – or will we be extremists for the cause of justice? ” Continue reading

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Sermon: Dedicated to Arlo, Aimee and Alistair

It’s been a horrible week; let me make it clear what I believe Christianity is. Continue reading

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Sermon: In which Avril is chastised by the Apostle Paul

Sadly, I was not left long in my smugness and schadenfreude. Continue reading

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Sermon: Responding to the American Presidential Election

But what I have never done before is talked about a particular politician. That’s the line I’m crossing today. Today I’m going to talk about the election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States. Continue reading

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Sermon: Do we really ‘believe in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ’? Welcoming refugees and asylum seekers.

James demands that Christians follow the ethical direction of Jesus’ life, the way Jesus cared for people. He challenges his first readers, and us, to be involved in justice in the same way that Jesus was. Continue reading

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A letter to the Prime Minister on Marriage Equality

But the letter is still important because the issue will not go away, and because it shows that Christians are not all of one mind on the question. Continue reading

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Reflection: Very, very initial and tentative thoughts on Palestine and Israel

I have returned from Palestine and Israel a more fervent supporter of the two state solution than I was when I entered it. There must be two states in the Holy Land, where Jews, Christians and Muslims can live in peace. There is no alternative. In support of this, countries like Australia much condemn all breaches of international law, whoever commits them. Continue reading

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