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Sermon: Life before and after death

It is impossible to be grateful to this God and not act in solidarity with others to make this world a more just place … Continue reading

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Sermon for Epiphany: Let your light shine

By following Jesus and imitating Christ we can live in such a way that God’s light shines through us to illuminate the world. Continue reading

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Reflection for Christmas Day

I think that for us to truly celebrate Christmas we need to support Australians of other faiths as they celebrate their festivals. Continue reading

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Sermon for Advent 4: Love

George Brandis famously said that people have the right to be bigots, and I’m going to go further and say that we are commanded to love bigots. Continue reading

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Sermon for Advent 3: Joy

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. The Lord is near. He is coming to welcome us to his kingdom, to make a place for us at his banqueting table. Continue reading

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Sermon for Advent 2: Peace

We are not important or powerful in the eyes of the world, any more than John the Baptist was. But we are the children of God, and so we are called to help create a world in which everyone can walk in the ways of peace. Continue reading

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Sermon: For the first Sunday of Advent and Zoey’s Baptism

Sermon for Williamstown The First Sunday of Advent, 29th of November, 2015 Jeremiah 33:14-16 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 Luke 21:25-36 Happy New Year! Today is a day of beginnings. It’s the first Sunday of Advent, and today the church begins a … Continue reading

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Sermon: What “Christ the King” means for us

Celebrating the Reign of Christ can be, in some places and at some times, a very brave and radical thing to do. Continue reading

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Sermon: Woman to Woman, Ruth and Naomi

We live in a time that is just as full of religious, ethnic and cultural prejudice as was Ancient Israel. In the face of that prejudice, one of the most helpful things we can do is follow in the footsteps of Ruth and Naomi and make friends with people who are different from us. Not simply tolerate them, but actively welcome them into our lives. We don’t know: they, like Ruth, may end up being more to us than seven sons. Continue reading

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Sermon: Sojourning in the Valley

But I’ve preached on Transfiguration’s amazing theophany for the past two years, and so today I want to focus instead on the valleys. Because there are no mountains without valleys; there are no mountain-top experiences without hard times. Continue reading

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