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Gospel centred sermons, based on the lectionary often in advance.

Jun 21, 2017

Uniting church 40th anniversary address
Given at the anniversary party 17-6-2017
at Middle Ridge Uniting Church 264 Stenner St, Centenary Heights QLD 4350.

40 years ago in 1977 the majority of three Christian denominations came together. We did not come together on the basis of the lowest common denominator or by trying...


My thoughts on being born again from 1999

Mar 8, 2017

Was thinking about my sermon for Sunday and was reminded that way back in 1999 when I was doing some chaplancy at the Gladstone Campus of CQU I was asked by a student on the CQU Christian list (remember lists) about the importance of being "Born again".

The student we will call Dave asked 

My question is "What does it...


Is a new Reformation needed?

Nov 11, 2016

Is a new Reformation needed?
Presented at Good Shepherd Lutheran Hall 23 Glenvale Rd, Harristown QLD Australia 4350 11/11/2016
as part of a Christians in Dialogue meeting in preparation for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017.

I am part of an unusual group. Once a week a group gets together to discuss a...


Imagine a world where the 10 Commandments were taken seriously. Sermon text Lent 2B

Mar 2, 2012

10 commandments & 3 Purposes 

Audio direct link 

If only people would live by the 10 commandments... 

1. If only God was honoured above all else... 

2. ...created things and personalities were not treated as gods but honoured for what or who they are... 

3. ...if only God’s Name was not used as a swear word or like a...


Beliefs about Jesus

Oct 17, 2011

From time to time those of us who are ministers get sent questionaires about our beliefs. Here are my responses to the latest one - it was a useful reflection for me...

1.    Who is Jesus and what is your take on him?

Jesus is a real human being like you and me and also truly God who in himself has reconciled all...