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UCA Anniversary – within a bowshot

This is based on the reading of Hagar and Ishmael – Genesis 21:8-21, and was delivered on the 37th Anniversary of the formation of the Uniting Church in Australia This is an agonizing story, in just about every part of … Continue reading

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What sustains you – even offensively

The Old Testament reading today (which we didn’t read)  is a reference back to the famous request of Solomon when he as becoming King. He wanted to be known for his wisdom. A later story in Solomon’s life is of … Continue reading

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Ascension Sunday

20 May 2012 When the relational evangelism course “Gossiping the Gospel” was being put together in the 1980s, one of the important inclusions was a workshop on how Christians can respond when non-Christians ask a pretty good question: Why would … Continue reading

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“Just the way you are”

reading:1 Samuel 16:1-13 There’s a well worn series of clichés that describe the character of different cities It goes that if you are in a conversation in Sydney, The key thing that people will ask you is “What do you … Continue reading

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