Sermons from November 2014

God‭’‬s Survival Manual:‭ ‬3‭ ‬of‭ ‬3:‭ ‬When the temperature‭’‬s rising…

Daniel‭ ‬3:1-18 William Wilberforce campaigned for most of his adult life,‭ ‬often against violent opposition,‭ ‬to end the British slave-trade.‭  ‬Martin Luther King even gave his life in the cause of civil rights in the US.‭  ‬When we hear about these heroes who stood for what they believed in against the world,‭ ‬we admire them […]

God‭’‬s Survival Manual:‭ ‬2‭ ‬of‭ ‬3:‭ ‬When it feels like you‭’‬re on the wrong team…

Daniel‭ ‬2:28b-49 One curious and yet common phenomenon in this country is discovering‭ ‬a Manchester United supporter with a southern accent.‭  ‬And when you quiz these people about how this loyalty first developed‭ (‬which invariably happened to them during the Ferguson era‭)‬,‭ ‬although there is usually a story about a grandparent who once nearly‭ ‬met […]

God‭’‬s Survival Manual:‭ ‬1‭ ‬of‭ ‬3:‭ ‬When the future‭’‬s unknown…

Daniel‭ ‬2:1-28a‭ A lot of energy is poured into predicting the future,‭ ‬not just in the astrology industry,‭ ‬but in insurance,‭ ‬in meteorology,‭ ‬and in finance.‭  ‬And it‭’‬s also true for us as individuals:‭ “‬if only I get the right qualifications,‭”‬ or‭ “‬so long as I build up some financial cushioning,‭”‬ or‭ “‬so long as […]

One Thing in Common:‭ ‬Tom Simpson

Jeremiah‭ ‬9:17-26 Tom served as an officer with the Royal Marines Commandos,‭ ‬seeing tours in Northern Ireland,‭ ‬Iraq,‭ ‬and Afghanistan.‭ ‬He is now Associate Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy at the University of Oxford.‭ ‬Tom’s experiences have caused him to face some tough questions about life and faith:‭ ‬he will be interviewed and then […]