Joseph’s Christmas

Joseph’s Christmas by Robert Hamerton-Kelly December 23, 2007 Scripture: Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1: 18-25 “…And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame… — Matthew 1:19 At Christmas time we make much of Mary and everything of Jesus but little of Joseph. Joseph is after all not even the …

A Radical Reading of the Signs of the Times

A Radical Reading of the Signs of the Times by Robert Hamerton-Kelly December 9, 2007 Scripture: Romans 14:4-13; Matthew 3:1-12 “Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees.” — Matthew 3:10 Our English word “radical” is a form of the Latin word “radix = root,” and so our text is a …

Christ the King and the Ethics of the Kingdom

Christ the King and the Ethics of the Kingdom by Robert Hamerton-Kelly November 25, 2007 Scripture: Col 1: 11-20; Luke 23: 33-43 “There was also an inscription over him. ‘This is the King of the Jews’.” — Luke 23:38 Today, on the festival of Christ the King and the last day of the Christian year …

The Great Commandment

The Great Commandment by Robert Hamerton-Kelly November 5, 2006 Scriptures: Hebrews 9:11-14; Mark 12:28-34 “…you shall love the Lord your God,…you shall love your neighbor as yourself…” –Mark 12:29-31 Jesus, in the last week of his life, debates religious figures and teaches the general public in the portico of the temple in Jerusalem. A religious …

Just Like Other People

Just Like Other People by Robert Hamerton-Kelly October 14, 2007 Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:8-15; Luke 18: 9-14 “…he prayed to himself and said, ‘God I thank Thee that I am not like other people, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax-collector’.” — Luke 18:11 I have changed the Gospel set for today because the …