Sermons

December 5, 2020

A Story of Peace

I remember the first time I ever took part in a public protest march.  It was in Perth in 2003.  It was one of many taking place around the world […]
November 28, 2020

Hope In Troubled Times

The season of Advent in the Christian calendar anticipates the “coming of Christ” from three different perspectives: the physical birth of Jesus, the receiving of Christ in the heart of […]
November 21, 2020

All Are Welcome

I recently watched an interview with Craig Foster, the Australian soccer player, turned TV commentator and a well-known social justice activist on television.  He was talking about his community work […]
November 7, 2020

Waiting, A Sacred Task

There are times when we wait, waiting without any idea of how long this time of waiting will last.  Most of us will have memories of sitting hours in hospital […]
October 24, 2020

Love in Action!

Jesus, the Son of God whom we follow always speaks of love and is unafraid to call out unkindness, self-righteousness, privilege and greed.  Jesus is smart, knowledgeable about the Hebrew […]
October 17, 2020

Healing in Breaking Times

I’ve gone to Luke’s Gospel for this week’s reflection and to explore the significant contribution made to our Christian faith by Luke, evangelist and martyr whose Festival in the church […]
October 10, 2020

The Wedding Banquet

The parable of the Wedding banquet (Matt.22:1-14) is the last and most confronting of the three parables with which Jesus engages the Temple authorities in Jerusalem in the last week […]
October 2, 2020

The Wicked Tenants

Neutrality or impartiality when it comes to responding to injustice is not an acceptable or sufficient answer for any Christian when working in God’s kingdom.  We are reminded of God’s […]
September 26, 2020

Does Anyone Care? The Harrowing of Hell.

I want to offer a different critique this week to the Gospel story (Matt. 21:23-32) as I reflect on the questions being asked by Jesus to those who are listening.  […]
September 19, 2020

The Workers in the Vineyard

“Are you envious because I am generous?” (Matt. 20:15) asks the landowner of his workers. What kind of question is that?  And the answer?  “Yes, we are!”  This is an […]
September 12, 2020

The Unmerciful Servant

Forgiveness is an extraordinary gift to offer and receive; it is life-changing and provides hope beyond anything that can be imagined.  It is a response which Jesus’ followers are invited […]
September 5, 2020

The Lost Ones….

In the last few years we have watched the news and seen images of refugees fleeing across the Mediterranean in small boats; and watched the unravelling of the wars around […]