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Smashing Idols

What are the idols that get between us and God? And if we smash those idols with the hammer of active prayerful faith, letting go of the easy answers, false hopes, and brittle certainties of idolatry, what are we left with? A reflection on Exodus 32  

By | 2017-10-17T06:21:16+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Categories: Sermon|Tags: |0 Comments

Psalm 19

“May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our strength and our redeemer.” How do we speak truthfully of God? How do we respond to the invitation to listen for the truth of God with hearts as open for that truth as we [...]

By | 2017-10-08T06:11:58+00:00 October 8th, 2017|Categories: Sermon|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The best possible version of ourselves

Over the last few years, many words have been written – and many dollars made –  encouraging us to become “the best possible version” of ourselves.  What does this best possible version look like, and how do we attain that heady goal?  Are there 25 steps to get there or only one?  Paul’s letter [...]

By | 2017-09-11T09:36:25+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Categories: Sermon|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Winter is coming

'Winter is coming' What does the Climate Summit in Westeros have to say to us in our world? Why should we care what these characters get up to in their fantasy world? Are Paul words to us in Romans 12:19-21 'Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good: [...]

By | 2017-09-04T22:23:37+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Categories: Sermon|Tags: , |0 Comments

The River of Life

Exodus 1-2 - a reflection on the way God's salvation flows into our world The birth of Moses and his infant deliverance is like a Christmas story for the people of Israel - it is the birth of salvation, the birth of freedom and healing and life and love. As at Christmas, the story [...]

By | 2017-08-30T04:26:16+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Categories: Sermon|Tags: , |0 Comments

Saying Yes

YES is what happens when we listen to the other and let them influence us. Matthew 15:10-28 is an ugly gospel passage - this reflection focusses in on that ugliness to find a beautiful Yes hidden in its No.

By | 2017-08-24T23:55:08+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Categories: Sermon|Tags: |0 Comments