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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+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Categories: Sermon|Tags: , |0 Comments

Hitchhiking and Pastoral Care

Reflections on the ministries of Hospitality, Compassion and Community Building. The Brunswick Uniting Church has a threefold vision for Pastoral Care. We believe that a pastorally sensitive community provides safe places to explore, question, and doubt, [it] provides a theology of journey rather than arrival (Pastoral Care vision document 2014 p.7). This reflection explores what this might [...]

By | 2017-11-15T04:06:20+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Categories: Sermon|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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