Holy Week Sermon

I’ve posted the text for this sermon about Mary of Bethany and Judas before but I’ve never recorded it until now. I often feel that Holy Week is one of the most overlooked parts of the Christian year.  That’s all the more strange because it is at the very heart of our faith.  Today is Read More …

Has Preaching Had Its Day?

Has the sermon had its day?  Is there still a place for preaching?  Jonny Baker explores preaching in a thought provoking piece he wrote about a year ago… Preaching: throwing a had-grenade in  fruit bowl I have to say that I don’t think preaching is done yet, but then you might expect someone who stands Read More …

Exile

It’s almost Christmas.  For many churches that means nativity plays and carol services.  For Dunfermline URC those will come later so this morning presented a bit of a challenge.  How to preach on Christmas… before it’s Christmas. This is what I came up with.  Your thoughts and comments are very welcome. Sermon Text (for those Read More …

An Unconventional Christmas?

This week’s sermon almost didn’t happen.  I was really busy and thinking about simply rehashing last week’s offering.  But as I started to rework it I deleted it and started again.  And I’m glad I did.  As usual your comments, reactions and thoughts are most welcome. This sermon was preached on 14 December, the 3rd Read More …

Disclosing New Worlds is Back!

Lawrence Moore’s brilliant lectionary blog Disclosing New Worlds is back!  A superb resource for anyone who preaches or who wants to get some great insights and commentary on the weekly lectionary passages.

The wilderness

Yesterday I was at Lanark Greyfriars leading worship. Despite a random powerpoint disaster – disaster is probably a bit strong, the pictures were fine but the music decided not to play – (you know the kind: works before service, doesn’t work in service, works fine after service) it was ok. It was the first Sunday Read More …