Sunday, October 22, 2017

Render unto Caesar

"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.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Servants of the Servants of God

To read today's sermon, on the occasion of the first Eucharist David & Vickie Morgan as deacons, please click here

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sunday, August 06, 2017

From the Mountain-top

Here is today's sermon on the story of the 'Transfiguration'.  Please click here to read it.

Monday, July 31, 2017

The Healing of Charlie Gard

Here is a link to yesterday's sermon on the topic of healing.  We are about to re-introduce regular opportunities for healing prayer at our Sunday services (first and third Sundays).  In the light of the tragic story of baby Charlie Gard, I didn't see how one could just ignore such awfulness, while talking about God's healing.  To read the sermon, please click here.  

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Mothering Sunday 2017

Here, rather belatedly, is a link to the sermon I preached on Mothering Sunday:  click here

Sunday, February 26, 2017

From the Mountain-top

Here is today's sermon:  please click here .  (It is a repeat of the same sermon I gave last year - somewhat enlivened in the preaching itself by off the cuff stories of my daughter's recent wedding).

Too lazy to write a fresh sermon?  Well, I remember the story of a preacher who preached the same sermon for one month in a row...week by week.  When a congregation member finally had the courage to ask him what he was doing, the preacher replied "I'll keep on preaching the same sermon until the congregation starts to act as though they have heard it!".

In our days of 24 hour news and continuous novelty,  many preachers spend hours every week trying to come up with a new angle on an essential truth that they have already expounded...forgetting that oftentimes, the key to effective learning is repetition.  

Monday, February 13, 2017

Adultery, sin, grace and mercy

Here's yesterday's sermon, tackling the long list of 'righteous' deeds (or sins to watch out for) given by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount.  How many of us can possibly live up to this list?!  Please click here for my thoughts on that topic.