Sermon Palm Sunday Yr B

Read my sermon for March 29, 2015 here: Palm Sunday Yr B

Prayer of the Day/Collect & Benediction for 5th Sunday in Lent Yr B

Image by Dimlamp

Image by Dimlamp

Prayer of the Day/Collect: Covenant-making God: We claim your promise of forgiving our iniquity and remembering our sin no more; thanks to Jesus our high priest who opened the way for us as he was lifted up on the cross drawing all people to himself that we too may follow in his way; through the same Jesus the Messiah, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Benediction: The blessing of God, Maker of a new covenant; Jesus+ the lifted up Messiah who draws all people to himself; and the Holy Spirit lighten your way as you gain true life by bearing your cross.

NT Wright on Preaching

I don’t think that I’m the only preacher who, over the years, has struggled with preaching on the Pauline letters. In this video, biblical scholar, bishop, author, professor and preacher, NT Wright, is interviewed by another professor of preaching, Ronald Allen, focussing on preaching the Pauline letters.

Sermon 2 Lent Yr B

Read my sermon for March 1, 2015 here: 2 Lent Yr B

Quirky new Martin Luther fad

Martin Luther just became Playmobil’s fastest selling toy ever

 

Playmobil has found a new best-selling figurine in the unlikely character of the 16th century Protestant reformer Martin Luther.

 

Quirky Martin Luther fad

Quirky Martin Luther fad

Some 34,000 of the tiny plastic toy sold out within 72 hours, which a Playmobil spokesperson said was “absolutely the fastest we’ve ever experienced”.

The vast majority of these sales came from within Germany, with 5pc of the toys selling to international buyers.

Although the German toymaker has attempted to meet this unexpected demand by putting in an urgent order with its Maltese factory to increase production, the new batch will not be ready until the end of April.

The figurine comes dressed in 16th century academic robes, replete with cap, scroll and quill.

Read the whole thing here.

 

Sermon 4 Epiphany Yr B

Read my sermon for February 1, 2015 here: 4 Epiphany Yr B

Sermon Conversion of Paul Yr B

Read my sermon for January 26, 2015 here: Conversion of Paul Yr B