Tag Archives: Judaism

Coming Down from the Mountain

 2 Peter 1, 16-19; Luke 9, 28-36 I once read an article  about a man who had been the youngest member of the team that climbed Mount Everest for the first time in 1953. He had high hopes of being … Continue reading

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God of Law or God of Grace?

Hebrews 12. 18-29; Luke 13, 10-17. I wonder how you picture God? At home I have a collection of images of the divine from some of the Eastern religions, known to my children as “Mum’s heathen gods”. There are Hindu … Continue reading

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Outside In!

Ordinary 9. Proper 4C         Galatians 1, 1-12; Luke 7, 1-10     Whenever there is a terrorist outrage in the UK, there is a reaction, sad to say, against the community that the terrorists are believed to … Continue reading

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Who’s Calling You?

(Easter 4.  Yr C.            Acts 9, 36-43; John 10, 22-30)  Have you noticed how bossy our equipment has become these days? Once upon a time, we humans were in charge. We decided when to set … Continue reading

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Transfiguration.

Sermon for the Sunday before Lent. Yr B.    (2 Cor. 4, 3-6, Mark 9, 2-9.) Every so often, I’m given a voucher for a beauty salon as a present, and I spend an hour or so being pampered!   As … Continue reading

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A Word in Time

  (Colossians 1,15-20; John 1,1-14) “In the beginning was the Word”.   In John’s theology, before the coming of human beings who measured time, before the creation of the earth, and the planets and the sun and the other stars … Continue reading

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Who do you say that I am?

Isaiah 51, 1-6; Romans 12, 1-8; Matthew 16, 13 – 20. It’s a normal question to ask when you meet a person for the first time. “Who are you?” Sometimes you probe further, “What do you do for a living?” … Continue reading

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