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Radical Inclusion

Together we love, we meet, we walk, we transform, we create God's Kingdom - together. A reflection on Acts 11:1-18 and Revelation 21:1-16. Fiona also refers to Rachel Held Evans, Jean Vanier, Bob Hawke and the Federal Election. Fiona Bottcher is a member of our congregation and candidate for the Ministry of Deacon in [...]

By |2019-05-19T20:45:44+00:00May 19th, 2019|Categories: Sermon|Tags: , |0 Comments

Arise

We are people of resurrection called to arise A reflection on Acts 9:36-43 and John 10:22-30. With thanks to Valentina Satvedi-Leydon, Anabaptist minister, a member of our congregation and our Interim Student House Support worker.

By |2019-05-14T10:02:48+00:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: Sermon|Tags: |0 Comments

Defiant Hope

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 [...]

By |2019-04-23T00:12:08+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Sermon|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Bible is a disorienting book

The bible is a disorienting book. We should avoid rushing to harmonise its various theologies. It's often its discordant notes that draw us into the surprising ways of God and the surprising calls on our lives. Isaiah 43:16-21; John 12:1-8 With thanks to Geoff Thompson, a member of our congregation and lecturer in Systematic [...]

By |2019-04-08T02:18:05+00:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Sermon|Tags: , |0 Comments