Posts from November 2015

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Christmas cheer

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

As one of my daughters sings (usually from about the end of October), “it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas”. The advertising is out there and the shopping centres are onto us. I wonder if we can find time and energy to be daring in our use of Christmas? Could we give a present [...]

Bishop visiting

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

Young Johnny was fascinated by the pomp and ceremony of the ordination service he attended. His parents carefully explained the symbolism including the shepherd’s crook which the Bishop carried. When his turn for news arrived at school the next day, with breathless excitement he explained that yesterday he had seen the Bishop. “And now, he [...]

Ordinary Christians

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

I love reading the long list of names at the end of Romans, this list of ordinary Christians from long ago. Some we know very little about. We get a bigger glimpse of others but we see the way Paul affirmed these ordinary (is there such a thing?) Christians. We meet Priscilla and Aquila, well [...]

Violence and Terrorism

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

In November, we are preaching on “questions you have asked”. Today, Red is tackling terrorism from a Christian perspective. Violence and terrorism fill our TV screens and many see religion as the cause. Richard Dawkins claims both that … religion poisons everything and “there is not an atheist in the world who would bulldoze (any [...]

This weeks sermon: Same sex marriage

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

In November, we are preaching on “questions you have asked”. The issue that more people wanted Bible teaching on, was same sex “marriage”. So that is where we will start. As we do so, we will need huge servings of wisdom and lashings of God’s grace with big dollops of His love. Today, as I [...]