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Jesus in the Synagogue

Jesus in the Synagogue

This post continues the reflection: Did the Jewish People have Liturgy?. If you go to a synagogue service nowadays, you will experience prayers, a reading from the Torah (Genesis to Deuteronomy), a reading from the Prophets (referred to as a Haftarah), and a sermon. The Torah portion and Haftarah portion are set according to a… Continue Reading

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Preaching at The Wedding

Preaching at The Wedding

Fashion designers (and their supporting media), of course, want the focus of The Wedding to be on the dress. But, those watching The Wedding went from the dress to the preacher… and (I don’t think it is simply because I’m a priest) there continues to be a high focus on THAT sermon. And the preacher.… Continue Reading

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Millennials Are OVER Church

Millennials Are OVER Church

Millennials, those people aged from their late teens to their mid thirties, are “the least likely to be religious“. Furthermore, a United Kingdom poll is probably typical in finding ‘41% thought religion was “the cause of evil” in the world more often than good.’ A recent blog post by Sam Eaton gave 12 Reasons Millennials… Continue Reading

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Advent Celebration and Sermon

Advent Celebration and Sermon

On Sunday it was the 25th anniversary of my ordination as priest, and the local parish, St Michael and All Angels, invited me to preside and preach. The Priest in Charge (Canon Craufurd Murray – the vicar is away on Study Leave) was the one who presented me 25 years ago, and was my training… Continue Reading

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Paul Tillich – Loneliness and Solitude

Paul Tillich – Loneliness and Solitude

Recently I pointed to someone else’s blog post, The Reasons for Silence. There is a lot of interest in this – about 9,000 people read my post. The response of a friend of mine was to point to Paul Tillich’s sermon, Loneliness and Solitude (link is to a pdf). I encourage you to look past… Continue Reading

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Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go

Almighty God, who has gotta ‘catch us all’, within the great Pokeball of your love. Give us the power that’s inside, so that we might not divert our eyes from the game map that you have set, but instead, with Clefairy, Charmander and that electrocuted yellow rat thing, come to the great PokeGym in the… Continue Reading

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