Delhi Cathedral 18th February 2001

May 26th, 2009

Amos 9:7 and John 4:21 See also Isaiah 19:19-25 (J. Sacks, Dignity of Difference, p.204)   I came to India in 1982 and made contact with the Church of North India. The Rev. Pritam Santram was the General Secretary and The Rev. Ernest Talibuddin was treasurer. The Rev. Patrick Moti lal was an up and […]

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Set all Free Sermon

May 26th, 2009

I am honoured to give this Methodist Sacramental Fellowship Lecture.  I am grateful to the MSF for the support you have given me over the years.   I value MSF for the respect you give to the testimony of the Holy Scriptures and the centrality of the Holy Eucharist. I have been invited to give this […]

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A sermon preached on Racial Justic Sunday 2004

May 22nd, 2009

“People will come from East and West, North and South, and will eat in the kingdom of God” (Lk 13:29 NRSV) It’s a wonderful image for our contemporary world. We gather in the weekend during which the third anniversary of 9/11 has been marked. We gather at the end of the week which has seen the tragedy […]

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‘Anything you did’ Sermon

May 22nd, 2009

“…anything you did for one of the least important of these, you did for me.”  Mt.25:40 Our Calling as individuals and congregations is to serve God and Christ day by day.  The Gospel reading today teaches us that we serve Christ, and thus God, through service to the “least important.” “…anything you did For one […]

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“You shall also love the stranger” Deut 10:19

May 22nd, 2009

The most important lesson I learned in all that I saw and heard during my year of office as President of the Methodist Conference is summed up in the words of a young Bosnian Muslim survivor.   He shared these words at the first Holocaust Memorial event held in Britain on 27th January this year.   He […]

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“Neither on this Mountain, nor in Jerusalem” John 4:21

May 22nd, 2009

Sometimes I avoid Chapel Walk. I don’t have time to talk to John who sells the Big Issue. But I like to sit on the bench outside the front doors of the Vic, Victoria Hall. Sometimes I take a mug of coffee with me,-and sometimes an extra one for John. Recently John asked me about […]

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