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Realistic Christianity

Engaging with Christianity in a post/modern context. Looking at shifts in culture, philosophy, art and faith.

Trinity-2019, by Gary S Collins

Trinity, Creating (a new world) in Community

Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31,  John 16:12-15 It’s a double whammy today. As well as the church celebrating Trinity Sunday.. that apparently fearsome preaching Sunday for wary (or over-zealous) curates. It’s also Father’s Day… (happy father’s day!) So to first wish you a happy Father’s Day I’ll begin with a suitable ‘Dad Joke’…. I think I want […]

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Pauses, Impatience and Prayer

Before we begin today, can i invite you to join me in closing your eyes and takes some moments to attend to the action of breathing.. . The Hebrew tradition considers the breath (inhaling and exhaling) is the same as making the sound ‘Yah-weh’ of the first inhaling breath “I will bless the LORD (YHWH) […]

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Waking up and getting up has never been easy

Waking up and getting up has never been easy I wonder what wakes you up in the morning, what inspires you to rise and get on with the day? For this late night traveler, posting on twitter, who’d fallen asleep at the bus stop, it was this…! Today is the fourth Sunday of Easter.. and […]

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Seven Deadly Sins

Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13 Lent 1 – The Seven There are no flowers in church, no drums, no Gloria, and the liturgical colour has changed from the white of Epiphany – the season of light – to purple, the colour of mourning.  This the season of Lent, a penitential, dark season of the church’s year. […]

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Epiphany – Who is Wise?

Epiphany 6/1/19 Good morning! Where were we… Hope you all enjoyed your New Year celebrations. And have a feast of New year’s resolutions? Did you know today women are scattered hither and thither across Ireland celebrating “Nollaig na mBan”? They will be passing off house work to the men and saying goodbye to the Christmas […]

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Would you like to know the future?

Mark 131-8, Daniel 121-3: End Times Kingdom 3, 18th November 2018 Would you like to know the future?  Could be handy if you could place bets on horse races knowing the result in advance; though perhaps not entirely honest.  When you first think about it, it sounds interesting, and you can think of lots of […]

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The Wisdom of Jesus

16th September 2018, Creation 3 Proverbs 1:20-23, Mark 8:27-end   The lectionary – and this is important stuff, so listen up – the lectionary is a book with readings in from the bible for every day of the year. All Anglican and RC churches use this, and some other churches do as well, and it’s […]

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The Mystery and the Bread.

I recently watched the film ‘A Quiet Place’… a story about ‘post-apocalyptic’ survivors fending themselves from alien creatures who hunted by sound alone.. The family we focused on could not make any sound because of the mortal danger.. and so resorted to living in total silence. Inside the clever premise was a deeper story about […]

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The Bread and the Stuff of Life

John 6 v35, 41-51 A man was grumbling, he was sick and tired of going to work every day while his wife stayed at home. He wanted her to see what he went through each day, so he prayed: – “Dear Lord, I go to work every day and put in 8 hours of hard […]