February 26, 2017

Loving Our Enemies

SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY  Leviticus 19:1-2,9-18; Matthew 5:38-48 We live in troubled times. Sometimes it feels like everywhere I look I see increasing injustice in our communities, our country, our […]
February 26, 2017

Hope and Forgiveness

SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY Deuteronomy 10:12-22; Matthew 5:21-37 I want to give thanks to God for your resilience, courage and patience, for your fortitude and life-giving community today as I […]
February 26, 2017

Salt and Light

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12);   Matthew 5:13-20 For many years now, our Church has appeared to be in decline in Europe and in many western countries. It seems […]
January 5, 2017

In the Beginning was The Word

CHRISTMAS DAY 2016  John 1:1-14 I have to tell you some wonderful news.  Our gorgeous grandson arrived yesterday evening – along with his parents and our other son, from Melbourne.  I’ve […]
November 9, 2016

The Abuse of Power and its Contradictions

Luke 17:7-10                      May the words of my mouth and the meditation of all our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our Creator, Redeemer and Saviour. I was shocked when […]
November 4, 2016

The Story of Zacchaeus and Jesus

TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST   Luke 19:1-10 When I worked in my last job, I remember listening to one of my staff telling me he had converted to Christianity and made […]
October 24, 2016

23rd Sunday after Pentecost – “Let the little children come to me”

TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST   Joel 2:23-32; Psalm 65; 2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18; Luke 18:15-30 “Let the little children come to me…”  I sat weeping as I watched the Four Corners programme […]
August 21, 2016

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Jeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 71:1-6; Hebrews 12: 18-29; Luke 13:10-17 I was wondering when you last thought of Sunday as a real Sabbath, a shalom, a day of transformation, peace and […]
August 7, 2016

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

Isaiah 1:1,10-20; Psalm 50:1-8, 23-24; Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16, (17-28); Luke 12:32-40 I caught the tail end of a programme on the ABC on Monday night, talking about drug testing and […]
July 3, 2016

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

2 Kings 5:1-14; Psalm 30; Galatians 6(1-6) 7-18 Luke 10: 1-12(13-16) 17-24 May the words of my mouth and meditations of all our hearts, be acceptable in your sight, O […]
June 26, 2016

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14; Psalm 77 1-2, 11-20; Galatians 5:1, 13-25; Luke 9:51-62 [1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21; Psalm 6] May the words of my mouth and the meditations of all […]
June 5, 2016

Third Sunday after Pentecost

1 Kings 17:8-24; Psalm 146 (30); Galatians 1:11-24; Luke 7:11-17 May the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts be acceptable in your sight O Lord, […]