Here are the sermons I've preached over the Christmas and New Year period:
First, The Donkey's Story - an imaginative retelling of the Nativity, from the perspective of the Donkey
Then, at Midnight Mass, I invited our congregation to think about why, 'on Christmas night, all Christians sing, to hear the news the angels bring'
On Christmas morning, we thought about the Face of God - shown to us in the face of a baby at Bethlehem
And then, finally, on New Year's Eve, we will think about the light that shines in the darkness, as we meet for our Watch Night service.
Sunday, December 13, 2015
It's already the 3rd Sunday of Advent...and John the Baptiser greets us with an insult..."You brood of vipers"! What are we to make of this, and of his call to radical repentance? To read today's sermon on this topic, please click here.
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Sunday, October 04, 2015
God gives us SO much abundance. But how do we use it, and the talents he has given us. For ourselves? For others? For God. Here is a link to today's sermon, which attempts to peel back some layers from those crucial questions... please click here
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Sunday, September 06, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Sunday, August 02, 2015
To read today's sermon which unpacks some of the meaning of this central act of worship, please click here.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Monday, July 06, 2015
Over this last weekend, I've been giving thanks for the 10 years since my ordination. Only a minor milestone compared to many of my colleagues - so I've not been making any fuss about it. However, coupled with the ordination, on Saturday, of two of my very good friends, these occasions led to some rumination in yesterday's sermons about the 'vocation' of all Christian people. To read yesterday's sermon on the topic, please click here
Monday, May 18, 2015
Here's a link to yesterday's sermon, which dealt, rather polemically, with Jesus's statement that the world hates us (Christians) because the world hates him. It was also a sermon to launch the Big Build Campaign for St Faith's church...cunningly woven with the earlier discussion (I hope!). To read the sermon, please click here
Friday, May 08, 2015
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Sunday, March 01, 2015
Friday, February 27, 2015
Today (27th Feb 2015) I have been given 2/3 minutes to speak against the Motion that 'God is Dead' at the Havant College Debating Society. Click here to read what I plan to do with my three minutes. Does my (very brief!) argument persuade you? Do comment below the text itself.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Thursday, February 19, 2015
To read my first sermon, or rather 'homily', to St Faith's Havant, please click here.
Sunday, January 11, 2015
To read today's 'swan-song' sermon to the good people of the North End Team Ministry, please click here.
Sunday, January 04, 2015
I'm about to embark on a new stage of my journey of faith (as I prepare to move to Havant)...and here's the parting sermon I gave today to the good people of St Mark's North End. To read it, please click here