Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Sermon 2016: John Chapter 1

Have you ever tried to grapple with the most theological reading that ends all Carol services?  The first chapter of John?  Well, here's a little meditation that I'll be preaching at our Midnight Mass this year - an attempt to get under the skin of those deep and profound (yet complex and challenging) words.  Please click here to read it.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Repent or Repent?

What is the difference between John the Baptist and Jesus?  How did they speak their word 'Repent'?  To explore this idea, please click here to read today's sermon.

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Sunday, August 07, 2016

What do you believe?

Here's today's sermon - thinking about belief and faith.  What do you believe?  Please click here

Monday, July 11, 2016

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Sermon on the arrival of Vickie and David Morgan

Today, we have welcomed new Curates into our parish, in the form of David and Vickie Morgan.  To read my sermon on this happy occasion, please click here.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Thoughts after the UK votes to leave the EU

After the momentous events of this past week, here is my sermon on the Lectionary texts of today, which speak directly into our situation.  Please click here to read the sermon.

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Marks of An Authentic Church: A New Sermon Series

Today, I began a new Sermon Series, with the heading 'Marks of an Authentic Church'.  Over the next few months, I plan to explore a wide range of such marks - in an attempt to penetrate to the heart of what it means to be a authentic follower of Christ (within a church context).  The first sermon, a general introduction, can be read by clicking here .

Sunday, May 01, 2016

The ones Jesus didn't heal

Have you ever wondered about the people Jesus didn't heal?  There are lots of wonderful stories of healing in the Bible...but what about the one's Jesus actually stepped over to get to those who were to be blessed?  To read today's reflection on this, please click here.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Address to the Annual Meeting 2016

Today, as part of our Annual Meeting, I gave a short talk - a meditation, if your will, on the benefits of living sacrificially.  To read it, please click here.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Never say 'Never' - The Dilemma of Doubting Thomas

Today, on the Second Sunday of Easter, we thought about 'Doubting Thomas', and the dangers of saying 'never' to God.  If you would like to read today's sermon, please click here.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

One Year on...

Incredibly, its been one year since my first Sunday Service as St Faith's new Rector.  How time has flown!  Please click here for my sermon on this anniversary, reflecting a little on the past year, and reminding us of whose mission this is...

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentine and the Devil

Today we celebrate the third century martyr, St Valentine.  And we also hear the story of how Jesus was tempted in the desert by 'the Devil'.  Both are wonderful myths...but what's the underlying truth of the story.  And how might they fit together?  To think on these things, please see today's sermon by clicking here.

Sunday, February 07, 2016

From the Mountain Top

Mountain-top experiences are marvellous things...but there's a sting in the have to come down again.  To read today's sermon on this topic (a reflection based on the story of the Transfiguration of Jesus) please click here.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Epiphany 3 - The Revelations Continue

Today is the third Sunday of Epiphany, and the climax of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  Please click here for this morning's sermon on Jesus' own mission statement.  And then, click here, for my Sermon of this afternoon, at the concluding worship of the Week of Prayer.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

The Baptism of Christ

Have you ever wondered what the difference between infant and adult baptism is?  There's a few thoughts about that in today's sermon on The Baptism of Christ.  Please click here to read it.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Epiphany 2016

The wise men followed a star.  Does that mean we should all be star-gazers too?  To think about this, please see my sermon preached at tonight's Epiphany Feast by clicking here.