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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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Whosoever divorces and marries another commits adultery! (A sermon on Mark 10:2-16)

Some Pharisees came, and to test Jesus they asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of dismissal and … Continue reading

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There are no Checkpoints in Heaven by Ramzy Baroud

Ramzy Baroud reflects on his upbringing and the life of his father – an impoverished refugee, but a man who maintained his dignity to the last. I still vividly remember my father’s face – wrinkled, apprehensive, warm – as he … Continue reading

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The way to Peace in Israel/Palestine by Malcom Fraser

With the Australian Parliament celebrating 60 years since the foundation of the State of Israel, former Prime Minister, Malcom Fraser, joins a growing number of prominent Australians asking the government to give proper recognition to the other side of the … 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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Islamophobia in Europe – by Chandra Muzaffar

On July 1st, 2009, Marwa al-Sherbini, a 31-year old, headscarf-wearing Egyptian Muslim woman who was about four months pregnant took her German neighbor to court for calling her a ‘terrorist’ The defendant, known as ‘ Alex W’.attacked her during the court … Continue reading

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Letter to the Pope – by Munir Fasheh

This long and heart-felt letter is written by a Palestinian Christian, Munir Fasheh, who pleads for a better understanding of both Islam and Palestinian Christianity from the Pope and from the Christian church worldwide. Dear Pope Benedict, I am writing … Continue reading

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Martial Arts: Society’s safe option for controlling conflict – by Nichola Aindow

The ancient art of ‘combat’ in a contemporary world, is not just about getting people to think about health, safety, body and mind; nor is it just a way to provide a space for people to be slightly rougher than … Continue reading

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A Night in the Ring – by Jo Burton

In the ring as in my life, there are choices – choices about how to be, how to respond, how to stay in relationship with an other, particularly when the going gets tough, how to reconnect with faith, how to … Continue reading

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