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Sermon: Another one of Avril’s feminist sermons

Yes, this is going to be another one of my feminist sermons. You have been warned. Continue reading

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Sermon for the World Day of Prayer: Not much about Cuba but a lot about Child Abuse

To the great sorrow and shame of the churches, we no longer automatically inspire trust and loyalty and affection in our relationships with children. 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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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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