The luckiest man alive

A homily preached on 21 November 2010 at Our Saviour Lutheran Church and Oxford Lutheran Mission. The Last Sunday of the Church Year Proper 29C Luke 23:27–43 Have you heard of Gladstone Gander? A character in Donald Duck short animations and comic books, he is Donald Duck’s cousin, rival and nemesis all at once. The…

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Modern alchemy: making white black and black white

A guest post from my friend, Samuli Siikavirta: The biannual Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland (ELCF) voted today for the approval of a prayer with and for registered same-sex civil partners (78 for - 30 against). This compromise view was said not to create a new rite or to signify an actual…

Who do you think you are?

The Festival of All Saints A Homily Preached at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Fareham, on 7 November 2010 1 John 3:1–3 Who do you think you are? What makes you who you are? How is your identity forged? Of course, these are difficult and complex questions with no simple answer. However, at least in one…