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Sound-bites… or sacrifice? A sermon for ‘Pip and Jim’ at Winchester Cathedral – Isaiah 40:27-end John 12:20-26

The Dean and Chapter of Winchester Cathedral offer the curates of Winchester Diocese the wonderful opportunity of preaching at Cathedral Evensong towards the end of the curacy. It’s a daunting thing, but a huge privilege, and today it was my … Continue reading

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Living by the rules, or ruled by the Spirit? John 3:1-17

Back preaching in my curacy parish this week, and it’s Lent, a time to take stock of how we live by holding the mirror of Jesus’ teaching to our lives, and seeing whether we meet his expectations. The Gospel this week … Continue reading

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Foreigner… citizen. Doubt… belief. John 20:24-29 Eph 2:19-end

  It was THAT passage again. It might have been in 3 completely new contexts, but St. Thomas seems to follow me around, and here he was again. Not in Easter Season, but for his Feast Day, post-referendum, not just … Continue reading

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Being Brave and Honest – like Thomas (John 20 v19-end)

Alleluia! Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed. Alleluia!   We say that so easily, don’t we? Like Pavlov’s dogs, I said four words, and to mix my metaphors you parroted the response back. It’s easy to do isn’t it, … Continue reading

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Reflection on Mary of Magdala (John 20)

Presiding in celebration of a Saint for the first time today, so needed to come up with some reflections on St. Mary Magdalene: Mary of Magdala, Mary Magdalene. The woman we remember today has had so much imposed upon her … Continue reading

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What’s bothering you? John 12:20-33 (Passiontide)

Jesus was troubled. Right down in the depths of his soul, the humanity of Jesus was troubled. Mary’s son. The friend, the brother, the healer, the preacher, the teacher, the comforter; all that Jesus was – even as Son of … Continue reading

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#WWDP2015 Do you know what I have done for you? John 13:1-17

The Christian women of Old Basing decided some months ago that whilst the women of The Bahama’s had wanted an interactive reflection on John 13:1-17 (something of which I was unaware at the time), they would prefer to have the … Continue reading

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My name is Thomas (John 20:19-31 and Acts 2:14a and 22-32)

Part 1 (confused, uncertain, slightly hyper, critical of self) My name is Thomas. He’s gone. Jesus that is. Not just dead, but dead and gone. Gone from his tomb. Peter, Peter said so. John backed him up. Mary, well Mary … Continue reading

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Prayer for a passionate life

As I enter life as an ordinand, what am I seeking in prayer? I am seeking to be filled with more passion. A passion for Jesus – an understanding of his saving grace that animates me and engages my emotions … Continue reading

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DARE to carry the flame of the Holy Spirit – John 15:26-27 16:4-15 and Acts 2:1-13

Here is the DARE that I gave the people of All Saints, Minstead on Pentecost Sunday. More information about the service, the liturgy and the local pub are in my previous post here. You will note that I make reference … Continue reading

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