Through the Struggle

Listen!Lamentations 3:19-26 | 2 Timothy 1:1-14 It’s a couplet that has been used in plenty of Christian songs, traditional and contemporary; printed on countless devotional posters, calendars, bookmarks and mugs; …read more

In the world

Listen!John 17:6-19 | John 6:60-69 Over the past few weeks we’ve been exploring different big issues that confront us as a Church and as individual followers of Jesus in the …read more

Engaging with Science

Listen!Genesis 1:1-19 | Psalm 19:1-4 Many of you will have heard this story before, because I love to tell it. When I first arrived at Uniting Theological College to start …read more

Engaging other faiths

Listen!Acts 17:22-28 | John 14:1-10 As I mentioned two weeks ago, at the start of this September series of sermons on issues facing Christians today, when I asked members of …read more

Engaging Culture

Listen!Acts 5:27-32 | 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 In some ways last week’s sermon might have felt a bit depressing. I guess its kind of inevitable that if you ask what the …read more

Dying and Irrelevant

Listen!Ezekiel 37:1-14 | John 12:20-26 When, a few weeks ago, I asked members of the congregation to nominate what they thought were the biggest issues facing the Church in the …read more


Listen!Psalm 103:1-8 | Luke 13:10-17 What are God’s laws for? This question really goes to the heart of a whole swathe of Christian theology and ethics and social action. What are God’s …read more


Listen!Psalm 82 | Hebrews 11:29-12:2 Hebrews chapter 11 contains one of my favourite verses in the whole of the Bible. “By faith,” it reads, “they were sawn in two.”. Now …read more

Look busy!

Hebrews 11:8-16 | Luke 12:32-40Listen! When I was at college, one of the other student – now a respected minister, so I won’t name him or her – had a …read more

Vanity of vanities

Ecclesiastes 2:18-23 | Luke 12:13-21Listen! The Bible has, it would have to be said, something of an ambiguous attitude towards wealth. On the one hand, in much of the Old …read more


Psalm 85 | Luke 11:1-13Listen! Prayer is complicated. There is probably no part of the Christian faith that is at the same time so universally valued and respected, and at …read more

Host and Guest

Genesis 18:1-10a | Luke 10:38-42Listen! It’s great to be back in Wahroonga after a few weeks away – it’s especially good to be back in time to celebrate the ashes …read more

Measuring Up

Lessons from a long walk

Church at Worship

Listen!Psalm 30 | Luke 7:1-17 Looked at from the outside, there is a lot of the Christian faith which makes a lot of sense, values which friends and neighbours might …read more