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Social Justice

As Christians we believe that all people are made in the image of God and so possess an equal and inalienable worth. Because of this essential dignity, each person has a right to all that is needed to allow him or her to live their full potential as intended by God. This is what the […]


In the beginning … to now!

Scripture – John 1: 1-14   In the beginning was the Word, the Logos, Ultimate Reality, the primordial template for everything that is. This Logos was part of God, was God, has been from the beginning.  With these words, John takes us back to the beginning of Genesis, In the beginning God created the heavens […]


Mary’s Song

Mary’s song, the Magnificat, praises God for God’s faithfulness and protests the inequities of the world,


Loving God

Scripture: Matthew 22:34-46 The Shema; the first commandment  If you have attended a Jewish service you would hear the prayer known by its first word Shema it starts  “Sh’ma Yisrael Adonai Eloheinu Adonai Eḥad.    In English that is: Hear O Israel the Lord our God the Lord is one. The next line is the commandment […]


“How Do I Forgive?” A Sermon for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost – 17 Sept 2023

Reading: Matthew 18:21-35 Two little boys had quarrelled. But the next morning, Johnny took his cap and headed for Bobby’s house again. Surprised, an older member of the family said teasingly, “What! Going to play with him again? I thought you quarrelled only last evening and were never going to have anything more to do […]


God of the Future

Scripture: Exodus 3: 1-15; Matthew 16:21-28 Last week, we heard the story of the birth of Moses and how this Hebrew baby grew up to be a Prince in the court of the pharaoh of Egypt. Today, we have picked up the story years later when he was wandering in the wilderness, herding the flocks […]


How inclusive are we?

Scripture: Matthew 15: 21-28; Romans 11:1-2A, 29-32 The gospel story that we just heard is one that I have puzzled over on many occasions. We see all kinds of surprises in this story. Some, which surprise us, would not even have raised an eyebrow for the disciples. Nor to the Jewish Christians to whom Matthew […]


6 August 2023 – Memorializing the Apology (30 Years Later)

Readings: Joshua 1:1-9; John 16:7-9 Theological reflection Joshua was the successor to Moses and his task was to lead the people into the Promised Land after their exile in Egypt. In the wilderness the people of God learned to trust in the One who saved them. Joshua reminded the Israelites the Lord would be with […]


The Wonder of the Kingdom – A Sermon for the 9th Sunday after Pentecost

Reading: Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 An advisor to Pope Francis approached him with great excitement. “Your Holiness, I have some very good news and some very bad news”, he says. “My son, I’ve had a hard day. Please give me the good news first to cushion the bad news.” The Pontiff requests. “Your Holiness, I just […]