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Coming Home- A Father’s Day Sermon

Sigmund Freud argued that we all project the image of our fathers onto God- good or bad. Those with stern fathers see God as scary, angry and judgemental. Sometimes there is an element of truth in this, but sometimes we … Continue reading

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1+1+1=1? A Trinity Sunday Sermon

Baptists insist that we are not liturgical. Until you move the communion table, or try to take up the offering after the sermon, or sing a different doxology. But we rarely observe the church calendar. We do Advent, Lent/Easter, and … Continue reading

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Ready to Rumble (adapted from my Sermon from May 20th, 2012)

Baptists insist that we are not liturgical. We don’t don much in the church calendar usually. We mark Christmas and Easter, Advent, Lent. Sometime Pentecost (next Sunday by the way). Ascension was Thursday. How many of us did some observance … Continue reading

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Easter “Hangover”

My “Sabbath” is Monday. Like many pastors I do this very intentionally. Sundays are just chaotic, and overwhelming for introverted folks like me. Easter weekend amplifies this situation considerably. We did a communion service Friday, a SONrise service at 9am on … Continue reading

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Lamb of God?

For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed… 1 Corinthians 5:7 This Friday I’m bringing the Good Friday sermon in a joint service of Sparta, New Sarum & Centre Street Baptist Churches (10:30 @ New Sarum Baptist). I’m battling with … Continue reading

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I Share a Dream

Happy Birthday Dr. King. You are missed, but your dream is very much alive. We’ll keep working on it.

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THE WORD BECAME FLESH: A Sermon by St John of Kronstadt on the Nativity of Christ

The Word became flesh; that is, the Son of God, co-eternal with God the Father and with the Holy Spirit, became human – having become incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary. O, wondrous, awesome and salvific mystery! … Continue reading

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Off the Mark?

This Sunday, I take to the pulpit once again (it’s been about six weeks since my last sermon) so I’m pretty excited. Preaching is something I truly like doing- both in terms of the research which goes into it, but also … Continue reading

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