There is a balm in Galilee

There is a balm in Galilee.  Or at least that’s what I’m looking and hoping for, a balm in Galilee.  The better known Balm of Gilead is only mentioned a few times in scripture and always as something with extraordinary healing properties, rare, and valuable.  The idea was later adopted and incorporated into an African […]

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Religion(s) of Peace, November 2015

Morsels and Stories: I talked about options for how to participate in Communion (or Eucharist). Sermon: I preached about a Christian response to the deaths in Paris, Beirut, and Baghdad.  How do we respond to violence, even when it’s done in the name of a peaceful religion? The lessons for today can be found by […]

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The Kingdom of God doesn’t include poverty, Novemeber 2015

Morsels and Stories: We talked a bit about The Hon Capt Davis, the first rector of St Peter’s and military chaplain.  You can read more about his military career here. Sermon: The widow’s mite is about the widow and her mite, and what the people of God weren’t (and aren’t) hearing in Jesus’ comments. The […]

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Christian Fish, All Saints 2015

Today we celebrate All Saints, part of a three day period where we remember those who have died, whether we all or individually remember or have forgotten their names.  Today I shared a weird and ancient Christian symbol. The lessons can be found by clicking here. As happens, I preached on the theology of the […]

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