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Sermon: Christianity means something (liberation and love)

How can we discern that we are on the right path, that the spirit leading us is the Holy Spirit and not simply the spirit of the age? By testing everything against the life and ministry of Jesus, and through love. If it is not loving, loving in truth and action rather than simply word and speech, it is simply not Christianity. Continue reading

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Sermon: A story without an ending

I suspect that the reason the resurrection was announced first to women was because too often women have not been believed when they speak, women’s testimony has not been taken seriously. The God who created both male and female in God’s own image might be making a point. Continue reading

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Sermon: #MeToo

From the story of Eli, it appears that the Lord agrees that ‘The standard you walk past is the standard you accept’. Continue reading

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Sermon: Against Domestic Violence

Looking at the example of Jesus, we can be equally clear that gender equality and the complete condemnation of domestic violence are gospel imperatives. 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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This is the lecture that I gave on ‘Women in the Uniting Church’ as part of Uniting Church Studies at the Centre for Theology and Ministry. There is a lot more here than I shared on the day; the topic … Continue reading

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