About Ian Ferguson

Ian is the Minister of the Word at Brunswick Uniting Church

a light upon the mountain

Where is the real mountain of transfiguration? It is where we encounter God and commune with the Holy Spirit. It is in those brief passing moments of clarity and insight when the mysteries of faith are opened to us. It is a precursor to loss, shining the light of hope when the vulnerabilities and [...]

By |2018-02-13T23:53:11+00:00February 13th, 2018|Categories: Sermon|Tags: |0 Comments

Shared Communion

A reflection on the nature of salvation focussing on 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 and the movie "Saved". We know we can't "be all things to all people", but Paul says, by sharing Christ's divine world transforming love for all people with all people, we might share in it ourselves. What might that look like? [...]

By |2018-02-06T00:37:00+00:00February 6th, 2018|Categories: Sermon|Tags: |0 Comments

Knowing Jesus

John 1:26 "Among you stands one whom you do not know." Coming to know Jesus is a lifelong project. What do we really know about Jesus and how do we know it? And what if we think we know him and are wrong, what if we are locked into a particular way of knowing and [...]

By |2017-12-19T04:26:15+00:00December 19th, 2017|Categories: Sermon|Tags: |0 Comments

What is the Bible for?

A reflection on Mark 1:1 The beginning of the Good News of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. What is the bible for? What authority does it have in the modern world? Mark calls his book "The Beginning" - how are we to understand this when reading it today? [...]

By |2017-12-12T01:02:48+00:00December 12th, 2017|Categories: Sermon|Tags: |0 Comments

Beginning or End?

An Advent reflection inspired by the film Arrival. In the season of Advent we begin with the end. Why? Is there anything helpful for us in this tradition when it comes to holding our own beginnings and endings?

By |2017-12-05T01:27:19+00:00December 5th, 2017|Categories: Sermon|Tags: , |0 Comments