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Easter Sermon

And So the Easter Season hits us once again, and it won’t be long before the children have crashed from their sugar rush and the champaigne has kicked in, and finally I can watch Doctor Who. It’s funny how something … Continue reading

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Sermon for Good Friday

GOOD FRIDAY SERMON Today is the day when we perform that most extraordinary, bizzarre twists that any religion could have chosen. We feel pity for our God. It’s unremitting, is Good Friday, this death of Jesus. The Gospels don’t spare … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday

Here’s my sermon for Maundy Thursday. Tonight I simply want to share with you a story I shared recently on the radio. Something that happened to me a few years ago, in fact six years ago, almost to the day, … Continue reading

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Philip North. The Jeffrey John of the conservatives?

Philip North has withdrawn his acceptance of the offer to become the Diocesan Bishop of Sheffield. He seems universally liked, and widely proclaimed as a “good man”. But as a theological conservative he  does not recognise the validity of women … Continue reading

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Thoughts on International Women’s day

I was on Thought for the Day on Radio Scotland this morning, but with it being International Women’s Day part of me thought I really ought to have been a woman. Or rather, a women ought to have been doing … Continue reading

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My children are in danger

I started one of those government petition things – to get the Government to debate the Dubs Amendment again. This is the Amendment which says the UK will allow child refugees from Syria into this country. It originally had a … Continue reading

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The compassionless society.

The Government, amid all the noise and haste about Brexit, has quietly recinded it’s agreement known as the Dubs Amendment, to accept 3,000 unaccompanied migrant children to the UK. These are children who are particularly vulnerable to trafficking, the reports … Continue reading

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Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake. Have I done enough?

Sermon on the Beatitudes Matt 4:1-12 So today we have the most famous bit of the Sermon on the Mount, and on the surface it’s all lovely. Blessed are the poor, blessed are the meek, blessed are the pure in … Continue reading

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Seriously and literally. The madness of Donald Trump

We were told, when Trunp won, that the Press took him literally and not seriously, and that his voters took him seriously but not literally. Trumpseems to be taking himself seriously and literally. It’s a devastating combination. It’s not my … Continue reading

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The old order. The C of E, LGBT, and holding on.

We’ve all known those churches. Old churches. Old not just in age but in feeling. The ones where the average age is about 70 or more, who feel they really ought to try and attract some young people. So what … Continue reading

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