Sermons

September 26, 2017

Justice and Generosity

Matthew 20: 1-16 The feelings created by this story of the workers in the vineyard and its landowner are the same, I think as our reaction to the story of […]
September 20, 2017

Humility, Martyrdom and Forgiveness

FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST   Matthew 18:21-35  I am preparing for a course I am running in Rome at The Anglican Centre and one of the topics I have been […]
September 20, 2017

Who Am !?

TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST:  Matthew 16:13-20  I remember the very first serious leadership role I had.  I spent the first nine months terrified people would discover how much of a […]
August 26, 2017

The Persistence of Prayer

Matthew 15:10-20) 21-28  I always find this an interesting story to think and pray about. On the one hand, it offers enormous hope and a firm conviction that prayer is […]
August 10, 2017

Hope in the Face of Uncertainty

The Transfiguration of Our Lord  Mark 9:2-10 I have been thinking in recent weeks about the loss of hope which seems to be a regular part of our conversations. Friends […]
July 18, 2017

Like Seed Being Scattered

Genesis 25:19-34;  Romans 8:1-11; Matthew 13:1-23 The most scary person in our world, is the one who is absolutely certain they are right and they alone have the truth of […]
May 14, 2017

Who Is God?

In the face of Jesus’ words in John’s Gospel, Chapter 14, verses 1 – 14, our many images and ideas of God are hopefully disturbed and challenged. Who is Jesus, […]
May 14, 2017

God Knows My Name! John 10:1-10

There is something really powerful about being called personally, by your name. When someone has cared enough to be bothered to find out who you are and learn your name […]
May 14, 2017

Being Changed By God – Luke 24:13-25

I have been reflecting this week on how hard it is to change ourselves, to change habits, beliefs, opinions and behaviours. How hard it is to do things differently, perhaps […]
April 25, 2017

After Easter comes Resurrection

The story of Jesus appearing to the frightened disciples and Thomas’s demands to see and touch the risen Jesus in John 20:19-31 is timely, as we prepare for Anzac Day, as […]
April 16, 2017

The In-Between Times, Death and Resurrection

HOLY SATURDAY – EASTER EVE Gospel Matthew 28:1-10 We are living in ‘in-between times’; this time between Jesus’ dreadful crucifixion and murder, as we wait for the Sabbath to be over […]
March 23, 2017

Where The Wind Blows – The Second Sunday in Lent

 John 3:1-17 I have been wondering about how often we come to find Jesus in the dark, asking questions that might frighten us in the light. As we reflect on […]