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Month: February 2015

Faith and Current Issues: Discussions in Lent

How should Christian faith affect our attitudes to controversial issues?
A chance for conversations about the big questions facing the world today.
Come to one or come to all!
Each Sunday night in Lent, 7-8pm, beginning 22 February, at St Stephen’s Church, Southside Road, Inverness IV2 4XA
The topics for each week are as follows:
22 February: Economics Inequality, poverty, tax- how do we make our country fairer for all?
1 March: Education Should the church be in our schools? Religious education and religious observance
8 March: International issues War and peace, asylum seekers, refugees- What is the church is doing?
15 March: Caring for the earth Climate change, fracking, sustainable energy. How Green is our Christianity?
22 March The ethics of science Embryo research, Frankenstein foods- should we play God with nature?
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Ordinary people, fantastic events: sermon for 8 February 2013

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany (Narrative Lectionary)

Text: Matthew 14.13-33

Discipleship in the fast lane
In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

What I like about the Gospels is that they are very realistic. That might seem a strange thing to say, when we have just heard stories of miraculous feeding and walking on water. The miraculous and unlikely is certainly part of the Gospels. But there are also realistic- the things people do, even in extraordinary situation, the way they react, is often very true to life. People appear in the Gospels warts and all. That’s especially true of Jesus’ disciples, who come across, not as plaster saints, but as very fallible human beings, who often make mistakes and constantly misunderstand their master.

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