How you say it

I’ve just watched David Miliband’s speech launching his bid to be Labour leader.  He seems like a good guy.  He said all the right things.  Hope, justice, equality…  But I wasn’t inspired. Sometimes inspiration is as much how you say it as what you say. I’m sitting thinking about a sermon for Sunday.  It’s Pentecost, Read More …

Inspiration towards Sundays

Whether you are a creator or curator of worship there are always times when the blank screen seems to stay blank longer than you would like.  Words don’t come. I find that those weeks are the ones where I haven’t had the time to read enough, to talk enough or to think and pray enough.  Read More …

Advent Sermon

Last year I preached a sermon on ‘waiting’.  It’s one of the most listened to and so I thought, given it’s Advent, I’d make it easier to find. Let me know what you think…

Courageous Community

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a sermon for lots of reasons, mostly not being around much over the summer but today I preached at Lanark Greyfriars on the theme of ‘Courage for Community’ from today’s lectionary reading from Esther. As usual, your thoughts, comments and suggestions (constructive please).

Revolution

I’m working on a sermon for Sunday.  A couple of things have been swirling around my brain for a while. The first is Shane Claiborne’s ‘Jesus for President’ stuff where he talks about the revolutionary kingdom.  The subversion of the Gospel of the Caesars and Mark’s mocking of Caesar in the way he depicts the Read More …

Love One Another – A Sermon

Last week’s sermon focused on John 15: 9-17 and used some material from the excellent OneKirk worship material and from the equally excellent Lawrence Moore’s blog, Disclosing New Worlds.  As always, youth thoughts and comments are wel,comed.

The Road to Emmaus – a sermon

This is Sunday’s sermon, based on Luke 24: 13-35, looks at the encounter between two of Jesus’ followers and a stranger they meet on the way to Emmaus. The story about the monastery comes from alt.spirit at metro.m3: Alternative Urban Spirituality which is well worth getting your hands on! Let me know what you think!  Read More …