Tag Archives: Year of Mark

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 for Police Remembrance Sunday 2015: Watch your tongues!

If we, members of police forces and society in general, talk about Cumulative Stress Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and other mental health issues as though they’re shameful or to be hidden, people experiencing mental illnesses will try to ignore them, hide them, or deal with them alone. Continue reading

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Sermon: The Creator of the Cosmos is our Next of Kin

We believe that the God who created the universe and to whom the heavens bear witness is also the God who loves human beings, us, as God’s children, members of God’s family. Continue reading

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Sermon: Do we really ‘believe in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ’? Welcoming refugees and asylum seekers.

James demands that Christians follow the ethical direction of Jesus’ life, the way Jesus cared for people. He challenges his first readers, and us, to be involved in justice in the same way that Jesus was. Continue reading

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Sermon: Friendship, refugees, asylum seekers, and a birthday

In the story of David and Jonathan, as in the story of Ruth and Naomi, we see that Jesus’ ancestors valued friendship as highly as Jesus himself did. We are called to follow in the footsteps of them all, and be friends with people across the barriers of age and birthplace and tradition. Continue reading

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Sermon: Be afraid, be very afraid. Jesus and family values

Sermon for Williamstown Uniting Church Pentecost 2, 7th of June 2015 Mark 3:20-35 Be afraid, be very afraid. After the joy of the Easter season, Pentecost, and Trinity Sunday, the church is now in ‘Ordinary Time’ and this year that … Continue reading

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Sermon: The Trinity is a celebration; not a maths problem

I hope this is giving you a sense of why the doctrine of the Trinity excites me. (Yes, I am the sort of geek who gets excited by theological doctrines.) Continue reading

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