Monthly Archives: August 2008

Thunder Boys

James and John were sons of Zebedee. Fishermen by trade. They were used to jockeying for position to get the prime fishing spots before their rivals did. Their nickname, given by Jesus, seems to indicate they could get down right … Continue reading

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Lessons from The Oil Press

In a recent sermon I re-visited the Gethsemane narrative in Matthew’s gospel. (Matthew 26: 36-46) The transparent emotion displayed by Jesus in the presence of his disciples spoke even more powerfully than it had in my previous encounters of this … Continue reading

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Preacher Beware

Public speaking is an art. Preaching is part art, part science and part comedy. I did my post-graduate work in the field of communication. I take seriously the method and the madness of communicating well. Like any preacher, I have … Continue reading

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