October 18, 2019

Sorrow at the Cruelty and Unkindness of Privilege and Entitlement used against the LGBTI Community

I spoke recently in a sermon about the wilful and terrifying nature of blatant, unchecked privilege and entitlement; how fiercely and instinctively we defend what is ours, rationalising and determinedly […]
October 26, 2019

Colonialism and Occupation in the Anglican Church

There will be many who can speak more eloquently and faithfully about the issue and experience of colonialism and occupation.  As a white privileged woman I cannot begin to imagine […]
October 30, 2019

Let the Children and Young People Come to Me!

The recent publicity stirred up by the young Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg with her short passionate speech to the UN Climate session has had mixed responses around the world.  For […]
October 30, 2019

Living Surprising Lives

My son recently informed me apparently, about 90% of us find ourselves living in places and doing things in our lives which we had not planned or imagined.  Thinking about […]
November 11, 2019

Sermon on the Plain

Luke’s telling of the ‘Sermon on the Plain’ which we heard in the Gospel reading today is an extraordinary description for how we are to live our lives, together, you […]
November 11, 2019

Resurrection and Life

This story in Luke concerning the Sadducees questioning Jesus about the resurrection, using marriage as an example, provides us with extraordinary possibilities and insights into the resurrected life.  A woman’s […]
November 24, 2019

The Reign of Christ

Today is known as ‘The Reign of Christ’ or ‘Christ the King’.  It was introduced relatively recently into the church calendar in 1925 by Pope Pius XI.  Along with the […]
December 6, 2019

When are you coming?

Today is the first Sunday of Advent.  Advent is a time of repentance and celebration as we anticipate the return of Christ.  The Latin word ‘adventus’ means ‘arrival’ or ‘coming’; […]
December 13, 2019

Hope, Repentance and Forgiveness

I was talking to someone recently about their daughter who had struggled since her teenage years to make sense of the world.  She had left school early, found herself in […]