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Making You Think · 18h ago

Lectionary Sermon for 28 May, 2017 (Easter 7 Year A) on John 17:1-11

On Being At One In recent days the terrorist bombing at Manchester targeting a group including children is a stark reminder of just how nasty the terrorists can get. Two thousand years after...
Making You Think · 1W ago

Lectionary Sermon for 14 May 2017 (Easter 5A) on John 14:1-14

It seems to me that there is always a danger that we risk turning our faith into something that sounds so spiritual and religious that it doesn’t have much to do with real life. For those of...
Making You Think · 2W ago

HEALTH CARE IN THE LAND OF MICKEY MOUSE

For a rich nation, I suspect the US appears to observers from most Western nations to have an in-built desire to provide a health service which caters for everyone except the sick or those a...
Making You Think · 3W ago

Lectionary Sermon for 7 May 2017 (Easter 4 A) on John 10, 1 – 10

On Being the Sheep or the Gate How are you on the realities of sheep? Looking back to my Sunday School days, I am not altogether convinced that my well-meaning teachers had the faintest idea...
Making You Think · 4W ago

Donald Trump Sorts Canada – Well Sort of …..

Well goodness gracious, President Trump has done it again, this time with a 20%plus  tariff slapped on some of the US imports of Timber from Canada. And once again, despite top info from the...
Making You Think · 4W ago

Lectionary Sermon for Easter 3 Year A (April 30, 2017) on Luke 24; 13 -35

The Emmaus Road: A Parable about Jesus? I have never counted them myself, but I seem to remember reading somewhere that on no fewer than 17 occasions Jesus has cause to reprimand one or more...
Making You Think · 1M ago

Lectionary sermon for 23 April 2017 ( Year A Easter 2) on John 20: 19-31

The expression “Doubting Thomas” is traditionally used to heap scorn on those who question some aspect of faith. Yet I want to suggest this does a disservice to Thomas and even a disservice ...
Making You Think · 1M ago

The Confusion of the Elderly Curmudgeon

Well I am getting older so forgive me if once again I am missing something. Have I got it right that the North Koreans who have the temerity to want to make and test nuclear weapons must be ...
Making You Think · 1M ago

POTUS IN CHARGE

Somewhat to my surprise I find myself agreeing with something that Donald Trump says about Syria! According to POTUS (not to mention Fox) there is evidently a bad unpopular leader in the Syr...
Making You Think · 1M ago

Lectionary Sermon for Good Friday Year A (14 April 2017) on selected passages from John Chs18 -19

Thoughts on Shifting the Wall There was unintentional irony in the place chosen for Jesus’ crucifixion. Jesus had spent much of his mission identifying and breaking down the walls between pe...