Sermons

September 17, 2021

Living in the Resurrection Power of God

I was watching ABC’s Foreign Correspondent recently about refugees crossing the Mediterranean from Africa, trying to reach Europe through Italy and Malta.  Both countries have taken the decision to ignore […]
September 11, 2021

HOPE FOR THE WORLD

I recently spoke with someone who was genuinely bewildered about why anyone would bother to come to church.  ‘There’s nothing there of any interest’ I was told.  I listened to […]
September 4, 2021

GENDER AND RACISM CHALLENGE JESUS

In recent critiques over the chaotic and disgraceful withdrawal from Kabul and Afghanistan by the Western powers, one of the many reflections is the belief so many Afghani people have […]
August 28, 2021

HYPOCRITES AND LOVERS!

I think the first time I went out to march in protest, was when Western governments were seeking to justify war in Iraq and Afghanistan, to make the world safe, […]
August 20, 2021

FAITH AND HOPE

The choice of words and direction of the debate Jesus is having with his followers described in John 6:56-69 are confronting and difficult to digest.  There is no way we […]
August 7, 2021

Are We Listening to God?

In Australia, we call it the ‘tall poppy’ syndrome, where individuals who are thought by their neighbours to have too big a sense of their own worth compared to others, […]
July 31, 2021

Fed with God’s Grace

This week I have had several conversations about the unfairness of life and the dreadful tragedies which overtake some people while others seem to live charmed lives.  I saw a […]
July 24, 2021

Feeding God’s Family

I was reading this week the story of Marcus Rashford, the English soccer player in the national team, in the wash-up of the Euro 2020 finals and the dreadful racist […]
July 10, 2021

God’s Justice and Mercy

Some people still say today, politics and religion don’t mix, the two should be kept separate and as a Christian I apparently have no right to have a faith opinion […]
July 3, 2021

Tourism Discipleship!

During this week I’ve had a number of conversations unexpectedly highlighting our choices of what to see and believe and consequently, how we build our identity.  The random conversations included: […]
June 12, 2021

Welcome to God’s Kingdom!

Jesus tells the two short parables in Mark’s Gospel about the Growing Seed and the Mustard Seed (4:26-34) after he has already shared the familiar kingdom of God parable of […]
June 5, 2021

Belonging to God’s Family

There is an old saying: ‘you can’t choose your family, but you can choose your friends’.    I thought about this as I reflected on the gospel reading from Mark 3:20-35. […]