Contributing sermons since Dec 20, 2000
Contributed on May 15, 2002
The difference in dating Western and Eastern Easter
In the name of the +Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen (the organist strikes up the first line of “Jesus Christ is Risen today”) Yes, Happy Easter! Jesus Christ is risen today! Now, we know that the resurrection of Jesus Christ Our Lord and Saviour is proclaimed each and ...read more
Contributed on Feb 23, 2002
The Transfiguration is marvellous, but after that you have to get back down the mountain and get on with the job of being one of Jesus’ disciples
Sermon: 2nd in Lent, Year A, 23rd February 2002 Text: Matthew 17:1-9 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. The Transfiguration of Our Lord is one of those epiphanous moments – an episode where Jesus Christ is revealed as he truly is – not merely a fairly ...read more
Contributed on Feb 16, 2002
Exegesis of the Temptation in the Wilderness and an examination of the reality of the Devil from a non-fundamentalist perspective. "The greatest achievement of the devil was to convince people he no longer existed."
Sermon: 1st Sunday of Lent, Year A: 17th February 2002. Text: Matthew 4:1-11 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. “I can resist anything… except temptation!” So said the great wit, Oscar Wilde. Of all things in this world, temptation is something ...read more
Contributed on Dec 11, 2001
Many Christians are against Harry Potter, but look at what he stands for: not magic as evil, but decency, loyalty, honesty and prevailing against oppression. Don’t reject Harry without thought.
Sermon: Second Sunday of Advent - Evensong 9th December 2001 In the name of the +Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen We had been eagerly awaiting the evening for some time, and not just since the film’s release. In fact, the entire family had been looking forward to this moment ...read more
Contributed on Dec 6, 2001
Explaining the Immaculate Conception, teaching on the history and theology of the dogma, and how it applies to all of us, as an example of God’s Grace and Goodness.
Sermon: 8th December 2001, Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Text: Luke 1:26-38 “Hail Mary, Filled with Grace” In the name of the +Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Two weeks ago, during our Advent Course, Fr Lewis laid down a challenge for ...read more
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Contributed on Jan 19, 2001
The devout priest was caught in a flood one day, and he climbed onto the roof of his Vicarage and as the water started lapping up over the roof he prayed “Lord, deliver me from this flood”. The water continued to rise and a policeman in a rowing boat passed: “Can I help you Vicar?” “No thanks, ...read more