Tag Archives: Trinity

Love, Love, Love!

(Leviticus 19, 1-2 & 15-18; Matthew 22, 34-40)     If you wanted a simple statement of the Christian faith, two verses from today’s Gospel reading would provide it: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all … Continue reading

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Three into One does go.

(Isaiah 40, 12-17, 27-31; 2 Cor 13, 11-13;Matthew 28, 16-20)   In an edition of The Reader magazine several years back there was a page of suggestions to help the unfortunate ones among us who have been assigned to preach today, Trinity Sunday, … Continue reading

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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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Metaphors for God

(Proverbs 8,1-4 &22-31; Romans 5,1-5; John 16, 12-15) Today we mark the one major festival in the Church’s year which celebrates a doctrine, rather than an event or a person. Belief in God as Trinity is one of the cornerstones … Continue reading

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Majesty and Meekness

  ( Daniel 7, 9-10 & 13-14; Revelation 1, 4b-8; John 18, 33-37) Religious jokes usually circulate in a number of different versions. Here’s a version of one I’m particularly fond of. There was once a tornado in the Southern … Continue reading

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The Bread Man.

  (Readings John 6, 56 – 69)   Preparing for today’s service has felt a bit like watching one of those endless Hollywood sequel films – you know the sort of thing – Jaws lll and Police Academy VI. I … Continue reading

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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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