Sunday, January 14, 2018
I wonder whether we all have a tendency towards cynicism, sometimes. Or is it just me? Whatever you think, how might you answer the question 'can anything good come out of Havant?'. Here's how I attempted to answer it today...please click here to read today's sermon.
Monday, December 25, 2017
The Christmas story is chocked-full of powerful images - each on of which has the power to amaze and transform us. Here's the sermon I preached at this year's Midnight Mass, in an attempt to unpack some of the depths of the story. To read it, please click here.
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Today, I gave a talk about St Nicholas to our chapel-congregation at Langstone. (The chapel is dedicated to St Nicholas, patron saint of children and sailors.) If you would like to learn a bit more about St Nicholas, please click here.
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Tonight, I gave a 'meditation' on violence at our Community Carol service. Have you ever pondered just how much human violence is woven into the Christmas story - and what God's response to human violence is? To read tonight's meditation, please click here.
Sunday, December 10, 2017
There's a new trend in biblical translation - to rename 'John the Baptist' as 'John the Baptiser'. What's this about? Who was John - and why didn't he become one of Jesus' disciples? Fascinating questions, I think - and the themes of today's sermon, which can be found by clicking HERE.
Sunday, December 03, 2017
What's the Second Coming all about? Why does Jesus say that 'this generation will not pass away' until he has returned in glory and power in the clouds? Ever thought of the church as a 'Love Factory'? To muse on these and other issues, please click here to read today's sermon.
Sunday, October 22, 2017
"Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's - and to God that which is God's" - or so the King James translation of the Bible more or less reports Jesus' words in today's gospel. It this a cry for the separation of church and state? I argue in today's sermon that it is anything but. To read the sermon, please click here.