Sunday, November 11, 2018

The Crucible of War - A Sermon for Remembrance Sunday

Today, I preached about the capacity of War to bring out the very best (as well as the very worst) of humanity, and about how Jesus tried to encourage us to lives of sacrifice for others.  To read it, please click here.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Sons of Thunder - Mark 10.35-45 Retold

I thought I would tell a story this morning, to the congregation of St Faith.  So here's a dramatic re-telling of the story of how James and John tried to get the plumb places in Jesus' kingdom.  Please click here to read it.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Who is the greatest

Who is the greatest?  What use is there is serving others?  To read today's sermon on Mark 9. 30-37, please click here.

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Fear not!

In today's Gospel reading (Luke 5.1-11) Simon Peter begs Jesus to 'depart from me; for I am a sinful man!'.  Jesus' response to this extraordinary request is fascinating.  To read all about it, please click here to read today's brief sermon.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Growing up with God

Today's readings invite us to 'grow up' in our understanding of God.  To read today's sermon on the topic, please click here.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Mary Magdalene

This morning, I had the great pleasure of worshipping with the congregation of St John's Purbrook.  Together, we celebrated the Feast of St Mary Magdalene - and here is my sermon about her:  please click here.

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Sermon for our New Priests

What is a priest exactly?  What are the things they do which make them different from a deacon, or any other Christian?  For my attempt to open up this question, please click here.  (This is a sermon I preached today on the occasion of Rev'd David Morgan's First Mass).

Sunday, March 18, 2018

The Meanings of the Atonement

This morning we grappled with Jeremiah's teachings about a new Covenant, the Writer to the Hebrews description of Jesus as a 'priest forever in the order of Melchizedek, and John's recording of Jesus' ideas about the significance of his own death.  It was all terribly theological!  I did my best to cut through all the complex theology, with this sermon on the Atonement.  Do let me know whether it helped you!  Please click here to read it.

Sunday, March 04, 2018

"My house should be a house of prayer!"

How does one get the balance right between running a holy building and a useful building?  Here are a my thoughts from this morning's sermon:  please click here

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Take up your cross

What does it mean to 'take up your cross'?  Where is God in the suffering of so many lives?  Why is suffering, apparently, required of us.  These and other fascinating questions are touched upon in today's sermon:  please click here.

Sunday, February 04, 2018

John 1: The Sacrifice of Stars

Today, the Lectionary-makers invited us to think about the theme of light, by hearing once more that famous passage from the beginning of John's Gospel.  Here is a link to the sermon I gave on the topic:  click here.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Can anything good come out of Havant?

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.