Monthly Archives: December 2018

Pondering a New Year

What sort of questions might guide us into the new year? Mary can help. A reflection focussing on Mary's experience of Christmas Luke 1:28-33, 2:17-19, 41-52 This podcast summarised in these news stories (one & two) made me think of Mary.

By |2018-12-30T22:53:39+00:00December 30th, 2018|Categories: Sermon|0 Comments

Christmas Day Prayers

Prayers of Adoration & Confession Our prayers of adoration and confession were framed the refrain ‘Come Emmanuel.’ Come, come Emmanuel. Come, Emmanuel. God with us You journey with the shepherds, and with Mary and Joseph, You travel with John the Baptist as he grows to proclaim Jesus ‘Son of God’, You come to us. [...]

By |2018-12-28T02:21:09+00:00December 27th, 2018|Categories: BUC Stories, Sunday Prayers|Tags: |0 Comments

Christmas Today

When did Christmas happen and why should we care? A reflection on Luke 2:11 to you is born TODAY in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.  Other references to "Today" in the Gospel of Luke: 4:21, 5:26, 13:33-34, 19:9-10, 22:61, 23:42-43 Altdorfer's Nativity:

By |2018-12-25T23:46:32+00:00December 25th, 2018|Categories: Sermon|0 Comments

Mary: Slave-girl of the Master

A reflection on Mary's encounter with the Angel Gabriel - Luke 1:26-38 I refer to the paper Gabriel’s Entrance and Biblical Violence in Luke’s Annunciation Narrative by Michael Pope in the Journal of Biblical Literature 137, no. 3 (2018) [$].  Warning: this reflection considers themes of sexual violence.

By |2018-12-18T00:03:48+00:00December 18th, 2018|Categories: Sermon|0 Comments