Category Archives: Sermons

Living good news v fake news

‘Fake news’ and ‘false news’ has itself been a news item recently. Donald Trump hit on this as a way of arguing that photographs that clearly showed a sparse crowd at his inauguration back in January had been doctored and … Continue reading

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Journeying at a different pace

I don’t know if I am just being particularly aware of it this year, but a lot of people have wanted to hold meetings this week. And it is not just the secular world, which doesn’t hold much store by … Continue reading

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The Pillowman and the Passion

Just over a week ago I went to the Key Theatre to see Mask Theatre’s production of ‘The Pillowman’. The play is set in a totalitarian regime. The central characters are two brothers, under arrest in a police station, and … Continue reading

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If only

Well, what a feast that gospel reading provides! It is a wonderful story full of intimate love and grief, of anguish and questioning. Rather than split up the flow, the lectionary this morning gave us the entire story of the … Continue reading

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Nicodemus – knowledge not enough

I have had a number of conversations this week about what it means to be genuine and the importance of being genuine. One of them was talking with Chad, the Archdeaconry Youth Advisor. He was talking at a meeting of … Continue reading

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Taking the apple

There is a Christmas Carol, Adam lay ybounden, which I must have heard hundreds of times. Sometimes I don’t get beyond the second line, with its reference to 4,000 winters and therefore a timescale with far too many naughts missing, … Continue reading

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Refreshing faith, hope and love each day

On Monday we hosted an event to celebrate and support the contribution that people who have come here from other countries have made and do make to the life of this city. Called ‘One day with us’ it was organized … Continue reading

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