Some sermons

TaranakiTaranaki Maunga  from Manganui Gorge

Look to the past to look to the future
A sermon for Trinity Sunday
Sunday 18 September 2022

This does not make any sense
A sermon for Trinity Sunday
Sunday 12 June 2022

Blessed are you who are vaccinated
A sermon about vaccine mandates and the actions of some who oppose them
Sunday 13 February 2022

When we stumble
A sermon about when we mess up, and why I don't believe in hell
Sunday 26 September 2021

Let's not reject grace
A sermon about hope and reconciliation
Sunday 8 August 2021

Whose side are we on?
A sermon about sexual abuse in the Church
Sunday 25 July 2021

They didn't know we were seeds
A sermon about the realisation of justice and peace
Sunday 13 June 2021

Be drunk with love
A sermon about accepting that the Bible has some erotic content.
Sunday 9 May 2021

Atonement demystified
A sermon about atonement theology.
Sunday 9 May 2021

It really is him
A sermon about the resurrection of Jesus.
Sunday 11 April 2021

What have we done to the earth?
A sermon about our violence against the earth, and climate change.
Sunday 24 January 2021

Like the Virgin?
A sermon about Mary's pregnancy and purity culture.
Sunday 20 December 2020

Maybe he is already here?
A challenge to rapture theology
Sunday 8 November 2020

Hanging up our gloves
A Christian response to the violence of the Older Testament
Sunday 8 November 2020

One last time
A sermon about saying goodbye.
Sunday 13 September  2020

Virgins, whores, and tricksters: how the Bible objectifies women, and what we can do about it
A sermon about how women are portrayed in the Bible
Sunday 26 July  2020

The Story of the Bible
A sermon for National Bible Sunday
Sunday 19 July  2020

One year on
A sermon for the first anniversary of the Christchurch mosque shootings
Sunday 15 March 2020

Remembering Parihaka
A sermon about Parihaka
Sunday 10 November 2019

Nobody is excluded
A sermon about exclusion, persecution, and homophobia
Sunday 12 May 2019

Loving our Muslim brothers and sisters
A sermon about how we should love and care for our Muslim brothers and sisters following the terror attacks against Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand
Sunday 24 March 2019

Making it happen
A sermon for the First Sunday in Lent
Sunday 10 March 2019

What persecution REALLY looks like
A sermon about claims of Christian persecution in western countries.
Sunday 17 February 2019

Being saved
A sermon about what it REALLY means to be 'saved'.
Sunday 10 February 2019

We don't have to agree
A sermon about living with disagreement.
Sunday 9 December 2018

The day the balloon burst
A sermon about why God allows suffering.
Sunday 14 October 2018

Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid
A sermon for those who have loved ones nearing the end of life's journey
Sunday 4 March 2018

The real face of the persecuted
A sermon about what it really means to be perscuted for following Jesus today.
Sunday 21 May 2017

Meeting the Christ on the margins
A sermon about discipleship amongst the lost, the last, and the least.
Sunday 30 October 2016

That's how the light gets in
A sermon about coping with serious offending by Church leaders
Sunday 23 October 2016

Beggars on Lambton Quay
A sermon about how we should respond to begging
Sunday 25 September 2016)

Christ or the angry crowd?
A sermon about one church's response to the Orlando Nightclub Shootings
Sunday 26 June 2016

When Christmas isn't happy
A sermon for Midnight Mass
Christmas Eve Wednesday 24 December 2014

Stoning the elephant in the room
A sermon about scandal in the Church
Passion Sunday 17 March 2013





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