Tag Archives: jesus

It’s the freakiest show

No matter  how much we know about human behaviour, there is still a lot to learn. No one can comprehensively explain why we do big group griefs over the deaths of celebrities who take up very little of our thoughts … Continue reading

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Go Team!

  I went to Wembley Stadium this week to see the Atlanta Falcons play the Detroit Lions in an NFL game. It was exciting and ended on a nail biting field goal. The atmosphere was friendly and jovial with lots … Continue reading

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Caesar Calling

The gospel reading on Sunday was from Matthew. Again there is a confrontation between Jesus and the religious authorities called Pharisees, this time over the question of  paying tax to the Roman occupiers of first century Palestine. As usual in these conversations, … Continue reading

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A Remembering Service Talk

When the programme finished, I was about to hoist myself from the chair and bid this happy trio a warm adieu when the door opened and Mrs Smith came in with a tray of tea things and a plate of … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey It Ain’t

(a sermon for Easter 5; John 14:1-14) If you have encountered this passage before it will most likely have been in one of two settings: a funeral or evangelism. At funerals we use the passage to give hope and express … Continue reading

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Not one of Us

Leaving that region, they travelled through Galilee. Jesus didn’t want anyone to know he was there,for he wanted to spend more time with his disciples and teach them. He said to them, “The Son of Man is going to be … Continue reading

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