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Broiled Fish – Security clearance to tell a story of peace and hope

I don’t think I have ever eaten broiled fish. I had to look it up and the first recipe that came up was for broiled lobster, which made today’s Gospel reading seem very upmarket (Luke 24:36-48). Perhaps Jesus liked playing … Continue reading

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Vocation Sunday: affirming the sacred in human life

There is a challenge, which I find particularly hard to do. It is to see if you can reduce your job, or any role you have, down to just a few words. I find it hard because there are so … Continue reading

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Let your light so shine

What makes a nation great? This is a question that has been floating around the internet this week with a video of a Q&A session in an American university. One student asked a panel why they thought America is the … Continue reading

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Life lived in the light of faith

There are times when our readings make me aware that we have come a very long way since they were written; that we live in different times. The first reading (2 Samuel 11:26-12:15) talks of events nearly 3,000 years ago. … Continue reading

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Trinity: balancing wonky views of God

Today is Trinity Sunday. This is the day we think about our doctrine of God – that is the distinctly Christian way of talking about God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It crops up everywhere because it is so … Continue reading

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Making Jesus known through prayer

What do you expect to happen when you pray? Do you see it as a form of magic, get the words right, make a bargain with God, and then good fortune will come; our plans will be fulfilled? Do you … Continue reading

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Light shown through love

One of the problems with how we tend to read the Bible in our worship is that we chop up the text and present it as if it is an isolated piece of wisdom out of context. It isn’t of … Continue reading

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