Tag Archives: Mark

Not a Comfort Blanket

(Acts 17, 22-31; John 14, 15-21)   Can you remember having a something which you used to comfort yourself when you were a baby or a small child? Or something your children had? For some children it’s a dummy, for … Continue reading

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Resurrection – word for word!

Sermon for Easter Sunday 2017  Acts 10, 34-43; Matthew 28, 1-10   Easter, like Christmas, is a Christian festival, and occasionally the media remember that, and publish a story that has to do with religious belief, rather than about bunnies … Continue reading

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Good Friday Reflection

  Psalm 221-21; Mark 14.53- 15 end.   Today we reach the conclusion of the Holy Week story; perhaps the inevitable conclusion.   We have heard how Jesus rode into Jerusalem, riding on a beast of burden, fulfilling the prophesy … Continue reading

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Coming Down from the Mountain

Exodus 34, 29-35; 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 part … Continue reading

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Waiting for the End Times

(Advent -2. Year B. Hebrews 10, 11-25; Mark 13, 1-8) Do you like watching disaster movies? One of our children was devoted to the film ‘The Towering Inferno’. I lost count of how many times we saw all those different … Continue reading

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One flesh.

(Proper 22. Yr B. Genesis 2, 18-24. Mark 10, 2-16)   In the discussions the churches are having over whether to approve blessings of partnerships or even marriages between people of the same gender, there are certain passages (colloquially known … Continue reading

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Who’s the Greatest?

(Proverbs 31.10-31, James 3.13-4.3, Mark 9,30-37) Twenty-nine years ago today, I was licensed as a Reader in the Church of England. Over those twenty-nine years, one of the questions I’ve most frequently been asked is, “Are you going to go … Continue reading

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