Tag Archives: Poverty

Sermon: A terrifyingly simple parable

It also takes the church out of the safe realm of biblical interpretation and theology into the scary realm of economics and politics. We could quite easily be told that questions of taxation and social security are none of our business. But we are in the Year of Luke and Luke, as I’ve already said, had no qualms about bringing socioeconomics into religion. Maybe we can too. Continue reading

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Sermon: Faith that is alive

The gospels are rife with examples of Jesus’ care for the poor and for those whom society considered outsiders. Because we have this example of Christ’s to follow, Christians are different from other people in our attitude to money. Continue reading

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Sermon: Food

Sermon for Williamstown Uniting Church 1st of October, 2017 Talking about the Eucharist Today I’m not going to preach on the Bible readings; I’ve decided instead to colour outside the lines. Today I want to talk about food. Later in … Continue reading

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Sermon: We are not the messiah (but we can change the world)

Luckily for all of us who are baptised into this awesome responsibility, we are not the Messiah. We are called to follow Christ; we don’t have to individually be Christ. Continue reading

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Sermon: Love in truth and action, not word or speech

Sermon for Williamstown 26th of April 2015 John 10:11-18; 1 John 3:16-24 Earlier this week, on the ABC program Q&A, Australia’s Trade Minister, Andrew Robb, argued that Muslim clerics weren’t doing enough to prevent the radicalisation of Muslim youth. He … Continue reading

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