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The Good Wife (A sermon on Proverbs 31)

Since I have been at Holy Trinity I have had the opportunity to preach on some of my very favorite Bible passages. Passages like the call vision of Isaiah, the Samaritan woman at the well, that beautiful poem about Jesus’ humility in … Continue reading

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What it means to be a Christian after George W. Bush by Professor Charles Marsh

“I am certain that it would be better for Christians to stand in solidarity with compassionate atheists and agnostics, firmly resolved against injustice and cruelty, than to sing “Amazing Grace” with the heroic masses who cannot tell the difference between … Continue reading

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Where is Wisdom to be Found? – a Sermon on Job 28

God answered Job out of the whirlwind: “Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge.” Job 38:1 – the beginning of our reading from today’s lectionary, that marks the beginning of the end of the book of Job. We’ve … Continue reading

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Psalm 90

I’m going to preach on the fourth reading today, and I appreciate the fact that some of you here might not even realise that we have a fourth reading because we rarely read it. The fourth reading is the Psalm, … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Sly Bastard (A sermon on Luke 16:1-9)

[Jesus] also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions. And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this that I … Continue reading

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Hating your family for Jesus’ sake?! (A sermon on Luke 14:25-33)

Now “Now large crowds were travelling with Jesus. He turned and said to them, “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father, mother, wife, children, brothers, and sisters, as well as his own life, he can’t be … Continue reading

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The Two Builders (Matthew 7:21-29)

Jesus concludes his Sermon on the Mount with a story of two builders – a good builder and a bad builder, a smart builder and a dumb one. Some of you will be aware of the fact that I’m about … Continue reading

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