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Telling the Truth about Islam – “We need to talk more about Jesus and Mohammed and less about Christianity and Islam.”- Gavin Ashenden.

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The mayor of Manchester Andy Burnham claimed in public that Salman Abedi, the man who slaughtered children in the Manchester bombing, was not a real Muslim:

“The message that I would want to get over – and this is how the vast majority of people feel – this man was a terrorist, not a Muslim.”

But how does Mr Burnham know that? It appeared that it simply was not true. Salman Abedi’s friends, who obviously knew him well, say that the truth was different. They describe him as a devout Muslim who had even memorised the Koran. Continue reading “Telling the Truth about Islam – “We need to talk more about Jesus and Mohammed and less about Christianity and Islam.”- Gavin Ashenden.”

‘Come Holy Spirit’ – A sermon for Pentecost 2017- Gavin Ashenden.

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Terrorism and Truth telling – Anglican Unscripted –

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Moving from the World to the Holy Spirit- A sermon for the Sunday after Ascension.

Anglican ‘Unscripted’ – Islam, censorship & Terror

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What happens when a society loses its capacity to reason? –

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The public square is a charged place. Three contenders are striving against each other. Emotion, reason and fundamentalism are locked in a public struggle for the soul and mind of the body politic.

 

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A sermon -on God the Householder- re-arranging the rooms of his new home- our soul. 6th Sunday of Easter. John 14.15-21

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Mercy has a human face (even in Manchester)


As the stories of human desolation and suffering emerge from the simple statistics of the numbers killed and maimed in the Manchester bombing, a pattern emerges. Continue reading “Mercy has a human face (even in Manchester)”

Sermon – 5th Sunday of Easter – “Jesus, the Way, the Truth and the Life”.

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