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Ascension and Cognitive Dissonance.

Acts 1, 6-14; John 17, 1-11   When I studied for my first degree in Sociology, one of the elements in the course was a unit on Social Psychology; and in the course of that unit I was introduced to … Continue reading

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Lost.

(1 Tim. 1, 12-17; Luke 15, 1-10)   My family will tell you that I’m addicted to Facebook!   One of the pages that I check up on almost every day is the page covering the district where we live. … 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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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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Give back to God what is God’s!

(Matthew 22, 15-22), Today we are going  to be thinking about two things people are reluctant to talk about in church: no, not that, but money and politics. It’s ery strange that we are so reluctant to discuss these, because … Continue reading

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The Wedding Invitation.

(Isaiah 5,1-7; Philippians 3, 4b-14; Matthew 21, 33-46)  There are few things more likely to cause a family row than organising a wedding. It should be a time when everyone is happy, but it’s amazing how het up people can … Continue reading

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God’s Vineyard

( Isaiah 5, 1-7; Matt. 21, 33-end ) I wonder what place comes into your mind when you think about vineyards? France? Germany? Italy? Australia? California? Well to the writers of our Bible a vineyard meant only one county – … Continue reading

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