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God is NOT FAIR! (a sermon on Matthew 20:1-16)

It’s been a hard week for me in many ways. I buried an old friend on Wednesday (who, while an ‘old friend’, was significantly younger than me) and that was all very confronting and draining. More draining still though this … Continue reading

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The MacDonaldtown Parables (A sermon on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-45)

[Jesus] put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest … Continue reading

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Homosexuality, the New Testament and Today (Part 2)

During the last couple of weeks, I have been hearing & reading stories – stories both similar and different to my own; different because the people I’ve been listening to, or reading about, appear to be wired differently to me … Continue reading

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Homosexuality, the Old Testament and Today (Part 1)

I would like, in this and next week’s sermon, to speak about the highly fraught subject of homosexuality.  Necessarily, I will need to be selective and brief, because of the obvious time constraints, although I am somewhat helped by the … Continue reading

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The Death of John the Baptist (A sermon on Mark 6:14-29)

“When his daughter Herodias came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests; and the king said to the girl, “Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will give it.” And he solemnly swore to her, “Whatever you … Continue reading

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O Little Town By Nicholas Blincoe

As a child, studying O’ level geography, I was given a list of every conceivable city-type: the fortress, the port, the market town and so on. I remembered the list when I first visited Bethlehem, my wife’s home town. Many … Continue reading

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Transfiguration – for a 21st Century faith. (A Sermon on Mark 9)

I’d like this morning to address an issue that sometimes is like the elephant in the room that we are uncomfortable to talk about, but we sense others are thinking the same way, and having their own private struggles. It … Continue reading

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“Before I was a Muslim I was a Christian”. (A sermon on Genesis 9:8-17)

I had the privilege last Friday night of being back amongst my friends at the Imam Husain Islamic Centre where we met to grieve the death of the father of my dear friend, Sheikh Mansour Leghaei. And it was good … Continue reading

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Who Is My Brother?

Is it appropriate for me to refer to my Islamic friends as my ‘brothers’ and ‘sisters’ or should I reserve this language for fellow Christians? Is it only right to exclude some people from ‘the family’? What does that New … Continue reading

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