Sermon—Shepherd and lamb (The Revd Prof. David Brown)

Sermon by the Revd Professor David Brown Easter IV: Psalm 23; John 10.11-18. My usual practice is to preach on the gospel reading but this morning I want to tackle its content indirectly by focusing instead on the appointed psalm, Psalm 23, undoubtedly the best known...

Sermon—Perpetua and her Companions (Professor Ann Loades)

Sunday March 8 2015 for All Saints, St Andrews. ‘Perpetua and her Companions’. Just imagine: it is March 7 (as yesterday) it is the year of Our Lord 203. We are visiting Carthage – in what is now Tunisia; and that we are in the Roman arena there, where a good crowd...

Sermon—Emotion and the tears of Peter (The Revd Prof. David Brown)

Sermon by the Revd Professor David Brown Lent II: Genesis 17.1-7; Romans 4.13-25; Mark 8.31-8. The men in the congregation who are my age or older will no doubt recall as children being told that ‘boys don’t cry.’ Indeed, in my case that lesson was heavily reinforced...

Sermon—Introducing Mark’s gospel (The Revd Prof. David Brown)

Sermon preached by the Revd Professor David Brown, on Sunday 7 December (Second Sunday of Advent) Readings: Isaiah 40.1-11; 2 Peter 3.8-15; Mark 1.1-8 My text is the first verse of the gospel reading we had this morning, the very first verse of Mark’s Gospel: ‘The...

Notes from a sermon (The Very Revd Richard Giles)

Second Sunday of Lent 2014 The impact of buildings upon was the theme of Sunday morning at All Saints’ on 16th March. In his sermon, Richard Giles described his experience of visiting the McManus Gallery in Dundee for the first time. The restored gallery...

Sermon—Lent I (The Very Revd Michael Sadgrove)

Last week the theme was transfiguration and glory; this week it is wilderness and pain. At the outset of his ministry, like Moses and Elijah, Jesus goes into the wild places to live for a time on the margins of the world. Like Israel’s forty years in the wilderness,...