sermon: emmanuel

Here's the sermon I preached at St Andrew's Tiberias yesterday, Christmas Day. I'm a bit hesitant to post it, to be honest, because it was one that lived between and beyond the words even more than usual and was very much for the people gathered there. But others have asked to read it, so here…

sermon: god’s descent

It has been such a busy week, but I have a couple of quieter days ahead before my parents arrive and Christmas comes, so I hope to blog in the next day or two. I certainly have enough to say. But in the meantime, here's the sermon I preached on Sunday. (And for the record,…

sermon: suffer the little children

Here's the sermon that I preached yesterday in St Andrew's Jerusalem and St Andrew's Tiberias, neither easy contexts into which to preach at the moment... For the past two weeks, I’ve been in Bethlehem studying Arabic at the language centre near the Church of the Nativity. On Friday afternoon, Justin and I were walking back…

sermon: my soul magnifies the lord

For those who missed it this morning, and those who were sleeping, here is the sermon I preached at Old Saint Paul's this morning for the Feast of Mary, Mother of God. Almost three years ago, I was ordained deacon and a week or two later, with much fear and trembling, gave my first sermon…