Sermons from January 2020
Saif ul Malook is the lawyer who saved the Christian woman, Asia Bibi, from death row in Pakistan. He then faced credible death threats himself. His talk addressed freedom of belief and the challenges faced by lawyers who represent the most vulnerable minorities and what the international community can do to support those at risk, particularly those accused of blasphemy. This is a rough transcript the talk. You can listen to a recording of the talk in full using the… [Continue Reading]
The World Economic Forum 2020, held in Davos, was dominated by climate change, although it failed to reach any consensus on what to do about it. Barry looks at what the Bible has to say to us about our rights and responsibilities as global citizens and children of God.
Near the beginning of John’s Gospel, John the Baptist sees Jesus for the first time and says “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”
As Jesus was baptised, a voice from heaven said “This is my son with whom I am well pleased”. Is this what God says to each of us as we are baptised? And how can we live up to that unconditional love?