A reflection on Luke 10:25-37 I refer to the Ear Hustle Podcast in particular the following two episodes: Season 1 episode 10 Getting a Date Season 2 episode 12 Dirty Water [warning: this episode contains graphic descriptions of child abuse]
A reflection on Luke 9:51 When the days drew near for him to be taken up, Jesus set his face to go to Jerusalem. I compare and contrast the faith stances of Jesus and Israel Folau.
A reflection on what the bible says about refugees for Refugee Sunday. The Painting above is by Naser Moradi a refugee living in Broadmeadows Detention Centre. See his work here. Follow this link to an article listing many of the refugee characters in the bible including the passages that describe their displacement. Here are a some of [...]
A Reflection on Proverbs 8:1-31
Acts 2:1-21 This week we listened to excerpts from a Pentecost sermon delivered by Rev William Barber II at the Cathedral of St John the Divine in New York on 5th May 2019 (see Youtube video). A week or so later he delivered the same sermon at the Festival of Homiletics (Preaching) in Minneapolis [...]
A reflection on miracles focussing on Acts 16:16-34.
A reflection about being sent to continue Jesus' work of forgiveness. Focussing on John 20:19-23
Easter hope after Christchurch. A reflection on Luke 24:1-12. I show a number of videos in this reflection: The haka outside the Al Noor Mosque (Tenei Te Ruru begins at 00:47) - I play three excerpts of this through the reflection 1973 All Blacks haka contrasted with the 2015 All Blacks haka Jacinda Ardern's speech [...]
A reflection on forgiveness focussing on Luke 15:11-32
A reflection on Psalm 63. What prayer can we offer to God in the place of extremity? What can we ask of God in our worst times, our most soul thirsty places?