Tag Archives: Wisdom

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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Receive the Holy Spirit…….

  (Pentecost 2017) (John 20, 19-23; James 1, 1-27)   What does it mean to be a Spirit-filled Christian?   I was reading an account the other day from a blog called ‘Charisma News’ of what happens when you are … 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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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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Escaping the ‘Finger-pointing’ God

(James 1, 17- end. Mark 7, 1-8,14-15, 21-23)   How do you imagine God? When you worship, when you pray, what picture do you have in your mind of the Being you are addressing? I have spoken before about a … 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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Wisdom, Word and Parables

Sermon for Proper 12A (I Kings 3, 5-12. Matthew 13, 31-33, 44-52) We’re just coming to the end of the season of church annual synods. Many of them – the Methodist, the Church of England, and the United Reformed Church … Continue reading

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