Here’s my sermon from Sunday, January 11 based on Matthew 3:1–17. The baptism of Jesus
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Sunday Sermon, The Visit of the Magi
I’ve been wanting to start recording my sermons for a while. I don’t actually write anything down, so having some sort of a record of what I said for future reference would be useful. I also get a few requests from corps folk for recordings. So a few weeks ago the corps bought a smallContinue reading “Sunday Sermon, The Visit of the Magi”
Towards a manifesto for Progressive Salvationism
Over the last few months I’ve been involved with a Facebook group called the ‘Progressive Salvationist.’ The aim of the group is simple: “This group is for Salvationists with a liberal/progressive worldview to talk freely about their beliefs without fear of condemnation. We’re not heretics, just heterodox!” I was having a conversation on the groupContinue reading “Towards a manifesto for Progressive Salvationism”
Lenten worship 2014
The Salvation Army doesn’t generally observe Lent in any organised way, but at the very least I like to use the Sundays between Ash Wednesday and Good Friday to look at the Cross. I try to have an overall theme to tie it all together. This year I took as my theme, ‘Fix your eyesContinue reading “Lenten worship 2014”
Toilet Tissue Issues
I just came across this on my hard drive. I wrote it years ago when our church seemed to be using toilet paper far more quickly than we would have expected. Toilet Tissue Issues We have had a few problems over recent weeks with the amount of toilet paper being used. Unless we get aContinue reading “Toilet Tissue Issues”
Nigerian wedding scam?
I just received one of the most creative 419 style spams I think I’ve ever received. Given the nature of my occupation I actually thought it might be real for the first sentence or so. If I were Catholic and lived in England, I may well have fallen for it! Hello, I am Martin Vrzal,Continue reading “Nigerian wedding scam?”
Convert an atheist… and win!
This is bizarre. A Turkish reality TV show will be pitting a Greek Orthodox priest, a rabbi, an imam and a Buddhist monk to see who can convert the most atheists to their respective religions. There’s no word about what will happen if the religious guys lose their faith. Thanks, boingboing!
Repaying a curse
I was at a meeting of various Christians this week and one of the guys made an interesting comment. It turns out, he said, that the main difference between the Vietnam War and the wars that had gone on before it was that American (and presumably Australian) troops were cursed by Buddhist monks when theyContinue reading “Repaying a curse”
How do we deal with adherents of other religions?
Adam Walker-Cleaveland of pomomusings has been running a series of posts called ‘Plurality 2.0.’ Each post has been contrinuted by a guest author. I’ll admit that I haven’t really followed the series, but I was struck by a comment made by the most recent contributor, Brian McLaren: Of course there’s a place and time forContinue reading “How do we deal with adherents of other religions?”
The Burial of Jesus—a review
Some time ago I received a review copy of James F. McGrath’s book The Burial of Jesus. Professor McGrath is associate professor of religion at Butler University, specialising in history and biblical studies. The book sets out to look at the burial and resurrection of Jesus using the standard toolkit of the modern historian. ItContinue reading “The Burial of Jesus—a review”