February 23, 2020 – Listening to Jesus

Sunday Morning Sermons

In the church calendar we mark the end of the season of Epiphany on Transfiguration Sunday, which is today. Epiphany, you may recall, from the sermon I gave at the joint worship service at the end of the year, is a manifestation, a vision, the revelation and revealing of God as human in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Read more →

February 16, 2020 – Jesus is Contagious

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Hansen’s Disease is a condition caused by bacteria which can result in skin sores, nerve damage and muscle weakness that can worsen over time. It is not very contagious and occurs in many countries in the world in temperate, tropical and subtropical climates. Hansen’s Disease has been around for a very long time. In biblical times it was known by another name, leprosy. Read more →

February 9, 2020 – Reel Theology Sermon Series: Parasite

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Today we come to the last of our movies in our Reel Theology series. The movie is Parasite and it’s a Korean movie, the first Korean movie to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, along with 5 other Oscar nominations. The word parasite comes from two Greek words, “para,” meaning alongside, and “sitos,” meaning food. So, the technical, original meaning would have been “to eat at another’s table. Read more →

January 5, 2010 – What time is it?

Sunday Morning Sermons

Well here we are, the first Sunday of a new year. Actually, we are celebrating the first Sunday of a new decade, with apologies to the chronological purists who will tell you that the new decade doesn’t actually start until 2021. But despite those party poopers, another year has passed and we’re all going to get another year older. And of course, with the beginning of a New Year, come those New Year’s resolutions. Read more →

December 29, 2019 – Overdue for an Epiphany?

Sunday Morning Sermons

For the longest time I didn’t know that the song the Twelve Days of Christmas wasn’t about the days before Christmas, like a countdown, but is actually about the days after Christmas. Today is actually the 4th day of Christmas, which we all know from the song as what?… That’s right, four calling birds! Calling birds, what in the world are calling birds? Read more →

December 22, 2019 – Advent LOVE

Sunday Morning Sermons

Close your eyes, picture Mary, the mother of Jesus, maybe with baby Jesus. Have you got an image in mind?  Maybe it’s a painting you’ve seen; maybe it’s a manger creche or a sculpture.  Maybe it’s a stained glass window image.  Maybe it looks something like this. Now imagine Joseph.  Do you have an image?  It’s harder isn’t it?  Are you thinking of this guy? Read more →