Sermons

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 […]
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 […]
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 16, 2019

Privilege and Entitlement

I’ve spent time recently thinking about privilege and entitlement and our own personal feelings about discrimination.  Its not an easy subject to think about, let alone talk about.  We all […]
September 27, 2019

An Awkward Story

I have to share with you in researching the commentators for this parable of the unjust steward, they were not much help.  Even so great a theologian and philosopher as […]
September 27, 2019

Discipleship and Hope

I was recently watching my grandson’s weekly swimming lesson.  While at the pool, I saw a young father play and encourage his small son as the lesson progressed. Each week […]
September 1, 2019

Humility and Entitlement – Jesus’ Invitation to Dinner

Let mutual love continue.  Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. (Heb. 13:1-2) The ideas and expectations Jesus […]
August 25, 2019

Freedom To Love

I was speaking recently with a dear friend who’s been diagnosed with cancer, a man who has consistently denied the existence of God.  We are, apparently, an accident of the […]
August 14, 2019

Remaining Alert and Ready!

This week I decided to try and make some orange marmalade as we had some left-over oranges off our trees. I read the recipe and made sure I had the […]
August 7, 2019

A Rich Fool

A rich man is being called a fool by Jesus! I wonder how we would react if that was said to us by Jesus. Would we react like Donald Trump […]
July 19, 2019

The Way of Life

I read this familiar story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) with pleasure and recognised the questions it always raises for me, I suspect, like many of you.  As I […]
July 12, 2019

Journeys

When we commence a journey we plan and prepare.  I’ve recently returned from the UK and my planning started months ago, booking flights, car parking, booking a hire car, places to […]