Sermons & Seminars

 Last time I preached I began a series of sermons asking what it means to speak of God and to live in God in a time when the very idea of God is increasingly set aside.
Luke 4: 1 - 13; Luke 4: 16 - 21
Kia ora koutou and nga mihi o te tau hou – happy Maori new year and Matariki greetings! This is the first of three services that I am leading.  We are a team of parish councillors and ministers covering the absence of our minister Glynn while he is...
Luke 7: 36 – 8:3
David McNair Dingwall was a man who worshipped God and followed Jesus. He was a member of St Andrews then a foundation member here at St Lukes from 1875. He walked to church from his home which was opposite the Remuera library.  
This week, the second of the two week theme ‘Community’, we have heard accounts from two groups who work outside St Luke’s in the wider community. Some groups we are closely involved with, including the Dingwall Trust and Remuera Christian Trust...
This week as part of the two week theme ‘Community’, we have heard accounts from two very different groups who meet within the Community Centre or Church.  Both groups reflect some important attributes our community holds dear:  
The idea and reality of God, once commonly understood as the ‘glue’ that held western society together is under threat. The idea of God and the meaning and purpose of human life when lived within a God-horizon is being rethought and re- imaged in...
Exodus 3: 1 - 14,
I’m wearing my tribal colours today – my doctoral gown from the University of Aberdeen. Academic or ecclesiastical clothing are tribal equivalents to the jerseys or scarves worn by rugby teams and their supporters.
Acts 2: 1 - 8, 12 - 21
I have done a little investigating, and discovered a treasure trove of information and commentary about our reading today from the Gospel of John, Chapter 17. You will probably already be familiar with the distinction between the Gospel of John and...
Gospel of John, Chapter 17,
  Well, here I am again. Once again I am totally aware of those that have stood in this spot in the past and delivered insight and wisdom. I am very aware of the level of scholarship with us this morning. During this study leave period, those who...
Matthew 25: 14 - 30 John 10: 10 - 18
Its Anzac Day tomorrow. The 25th of April is officially the day when the people who have died in military action are remembered, and when the people who have returned from military service are honoured. The reason we remember and honour these people...
"Why are you here, Geoff Olliff?  'Obligation, Well in a sense I am filling in for Glynn, so I have to be here. As many of you will know, I am on Parish Council, and while we supported Glynn’s extended absence for study leave, we felt that we would...
Acts 9: 36 - 43 John 10: 22 - 30
Glynn Cardy John 21:1-14    
Glynn Cardy   Acts 9: 1 - 9 Galatians 1: 11 - 24  
Glynn Cardy Watching Whale Rider     http://whaleriderreligiousstudies.weebly.com Luke 24: 1 - 12  
Glynn Cardy Isaiah 52: 13 - 53: 12 John 18: 1 - 19: 42  
Glynn Cardy Matthew 21: 1 - 11 The Maori Jesus by James K Baxter  
Glynn Cardy Breaking The Elder Wand, excerpt from “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” by J.K. Rowling Mark 9: 33 - 41  
Glynn Cardy Redemption Song by Bob Marley Luke 4: 1 - 13
Glynn Cardy Riding Wilderness Winds by Bruce Sanguin Matthew 6: 1 - 6

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