Les prophètes dans notre monde?

Sans doute avons-nous tous en tête une image de Jean-Baptiste en tant que prophète. Peut-être le voyons-nous grand, mince, poilu, recouvert de fourrures, et d’une hygiène corporelle un peu douteuse. Ce sont là, en partie, des descriptions qui nous proviennent des évangiles. Mais au-delà de cette image qui tient un peu de la caricature, je […]

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Participatory Prophecy (in the Present)

ADVENT 3 HOMILY—14 December 2014 Do not quench the Spirit.  Do not despise the words of prophets, but test everything…  In the name of the holy and undivided Trinity, one God now and forever.  Amen. If I were to ask you to draw me a picture of John the Baptist, I suspect that many of […]

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Foolish and Excessive Saints

SERMON—ALL SAINTS’ SUNDAY—2 November 2014 Fear the Most High, you that are God’s saints, for those who fear God lack nothing.  In the name of the undivided Trinity, one God now and forever.  Amen. The young man stood alone in the centre of the town square.  All around him, people were gathering—jeering and mocking, unsure […]

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Fragile Seeds in Fertile Ground

         For those of us who have just returned from pilgrimage to the Holy Land, this morning’s Gospel story of the sower and the seed has a special resonance.  There is something about the geography and typography of that part of the world that makes this parable of Jesus come vividly to […]

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Trinitarian Tango – in Drag

SERMON: Trinity Sunday: 1st after Pentecost In the name of the holy and undivided Trinity, one God now and forever. Amen. Oddly enough, this morning’s readings are all about beginnings and endings. I’m not sure if this was done on purpose, but it struck me rather unexpectedly as I was preparing this sermon. We have […]

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