Tag Archives: same-sex marriage

Reflection: Why I support Marriage Equality

today silence feels like cowardice. And if me being open about who I am can help even one young person feel better about who they are, then it’s worth it 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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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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From the Forum on Same-Sex Marriage; the case for ‘maybe’

Should the church celebrate same-sex marriages? Maybe When it comes to marriage, my head and my heart are split. In the six years that I’ve been a minister of the Uniting Church, and thus a registered religious marriage celebrant, I’ve … Continue reading

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Sermon: We are the sheep that God loves passionately, crazily, extravagantly; we are the uniquely valuable coin, whose recovery causes such celebration.

Sermon for Williamstown 15th of September, 2010   Luke 15:1-10 In today’s two parables we find ourselves in the heart of Luke’s Gospel. Christianity would not be the faith we know if it wasn’t for these two stories and the … Continue reading

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Event: Should the church celebrate same-sex marriages?

First in a Spring Series of Controversial Questions: Should the church celebrate same-sex marriages? 7.30 pm, Wednesday the 11th of September, 2013 Williamstown Uniting Church-Electra St Moderator: Rev. Alex Sangster ‘Yes’: Rev. Peter Weeks ‘No’: Rev. Dr Garry Deverell ‘Maybe’: … Continue reading

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Sermon with mandatory mention of same-sex marriage

Sermon for Williamstown Easter 5, 28 April 2013 John 13:31-35 Acts 11:1-18 Revelation 21:1-6 The Christian faith has a dual personality. On the one hand, the church is an ancient institution, drawing on thousands of years of history. At the … Continue reading

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