The Syrophoenician Woman shows Jesus the Way

Mark 7.24-30 From there he set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him, and she came and bowed downContinue reading “The Syrophoenician Woman shows Jesus the Way”

The only Gospel is an Inclusive Gospel

Collect (prayer) of the Day: God of inclusive love, who knows us each by name: we thank you for the woman, who stood out of the crowd and defied her uncleanness to connect with you; we praise you for the leader of the synagogue, who faced the mockery of others to give his daughter hope;Continue reading “The only Gospel is an Inclusive Gospel”

St Margaret and the Dragon

This morning I want to talk about St Margaret of Antioch, as it is her day. We don’t usually celebrate minor saints, but I thought we could remember Margaret today because our Sister Church, St Margaret’s Lee is dedicated to her, and it makes a connection with our neighbours… Also my inner feminist sees thatContinue reading “St Margaret and the Dragon”

“Remember that you are (star)dust…” A sermon for Ash Wednesday 2012

I hope you will forgive a self-indulgent prologue to tonight’s sermon: I have had a difficult start to 2012. My Father-in-law died on the 2nd January, I was asked to take the funeral, which proved to be a great privilege, but also very time consuming, complicated and emotionally draining. Then at the start of thisContinue reading ““Remember that you are (star)dust…” A sermon for Ash Wednesday 2012”