Monthly Archives: July 2017

Test Member Story

This is a test post to make sure that this blog entry is categories as 'member-stories' and doesn't appear in the public BUC stories feed. When you'd like a story to appear on the members story area select the 'member-story' category. In addition, to really protect the content you need to assign a story [...]

By | 2017-07-27T04:51:11+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Categories: Member Stories|0 Comments

Sunday Prayers 16’7

Prayers of Adoration & Confession Creator God in the beginning you scattered your seed into the void, let it grow and said that it was good. Your ways are mysterious to us, and your vision unknowable, this earth, our home, is abundant with the outpouring of your love. Your desire for all creation to [...]

By | 2017-08-16T05:34:37+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Categories: BUC Stories, Sunday Prayers|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

Living in the In-Between

"God be with you." Jacob dreams of God's presence with him in an in-between place - descending via a ziggurat (Genesis 28:10-22). Where are you when you are most aware of the presence of the divine? What times and places are the most God filled for you? And if you are interested in seeing a [...]

By | 2017-07-25T05:57:15+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Categories: Sermon|Tags: , |0 Comments

Faith and Science – no conflict

A reflection on the movie Paul and the Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:1-9). Paul the alien (from the movie of the same name) symbolises a new faith for the age of enlightenment. He is a foul mouthed saviour wielding the power of evolution and the knowledge of science. How does his way compare [...]

By | 2017-07-16T08:09:20+00:00 July 16th, 2017|Categories: Sermon|Tags: , |0 Comments

I am She

How come God is always a man? - reflections on gender in Matthew 11. Where is Jesus on the gender spectrum? He appears to identify as male. But some interesting gender bending happens in Matthew 11:28-30 where Jesus identifies himself with Sophia, Mother Wisdom.

By | 2017-07-11T02:17:15+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Categories: Sermon|Tags: , |0 Comments

Your faith is a joke

Genesis 22:1-14 - a troubling story. “The story of Abraham and Isaac is a problem for you and your God,” says comedian Sarah Silverman perhaps echoing the doubts of our own hearts. What is the solution? Ignore it, reject it, or explain it away?

By | 2017-07-04T23:41:18+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Categories: Sermon|Tags: , |0 Comments