Category Archives: Musings and Reflections

Jesus: Less Hero than Human

Meditation for Good Friday.  Some say love it is a river that drowns the tender reed, some say love it is a razer that leaves your soul to bleed, some say love it is a hunger an endless aching need … Continue reading

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Lazarus, Come Hither!

Previously Since the second Sunday of Lent we have been journeying with Jesus through the eyes of John the Evangelist, the writer of the Fourth Gospel. John does not follow the same gospel structure, first developed by the Evangelist Mark, … Continue reading

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A Man Blind from Birth

This Lent the Lectionary takes us to John’s Gospel with four of his Signs of the Kingdom stories. John builds his theology of love and the Kingdom of God around and through these stories. We began on Lent 2 with the story of … Continue reading

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The Woman At The Well: a sermon delivered to an unknown community

I. Some general observations about John’s Gospel Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s Well is one of those very rich stories that functions for John as one of seven Signs of the Kingdom. We love these stories from John, … Continue reading

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Christian Essentials-101 History

History  Summary of Milestones in Christian History First 150 years from 33 The Birth of the Church on the Day of Pentecost begins a process of growth with the Gospel. Centered on Jerusalem it begins to be preached further afield … Continue reading

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Beware, life may be lost in the living!

Everyone had had such high hopes. Ten years ago Cyrus, the King of Persia had set them free to return to their beloved Jerusalem. Jerusalem, that treasured memory, embellished in their hearts during the long 50 years of captivity in … Continue reading

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Living into our Discipleship

Looking for the Spark At Trinity Cathedral I want to identify three elements facing us on the 3rd Sunday of Epiphany. We have two difficult readings to contend with. Paul is writing to the Corinthians about internal divisions in the … Continue reading

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Living Beyond Oneself

The two most important days for baptism in the Christian calendar are the Baptism of Christ, and at the Easter Vigil, on the eve of Easter Day. Today we celebrate the Baptism of Christ, and we have the privilege of … Continue reading

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Trans-generational Vision

Short recap Over the last three weeks as we have journeyed through Advent I have been exploring my concept of a trans-generational vision[1]. My concept of the trans-generational vision rests on the vision not simply spanning across the generations, but … Continue reading

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Hope Springs Paradoxically

Random Thoughts Like many of you I grew up with the two-year Lectionary cycle from the Book of Common Prayer, in which the Third Sunday of Advent was the Sunday on which we finally got to direct attention more specifically … Continue reading

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