2 Samuel 7:1-17 | Luke 1:30-33 [My apologies that due to a technical error, there is no audio recording this week] The Bible has a very ambiguous attitude to the emergence of the kingdom of Israel. When the people first start asking for a king, the prophet Samuel warns them – if you have a king, he will lead you into wars, he will take your sons and fight for him.… Read More... Read More

Hannah and Mary

Listen! 1 Samuel 2:1-10 | Luke 1:46-55 It’s no secret that I’m a bit of a fan of the Magnificat, Mary’s prophecy setting the scene, in the gospel of Luke, for the social and religious upheaval that would begin in the life of her son, Jesus. But Mary is far from the only woman in the Jewish tradition to have spoken words of this nature.… Read More... Read More

Hummy Mummies

The Hummy Mummies are back! If you missed the Hummy Mummies choir last time they came to St. John’s you won’t want to make the same mistake again… December 4th, at 2pm, followed by afternoon tea. The concert will be raising funds for the Hornsby Women’s Shelter, which is just one more good reason to be there!… Read More... Read More

Carols in the Park

Pu the date in your diary – from 6pm Saturday December 10th – Ku-ring-gai Carols in the Park will be held in Ku-ring-gai Bicentennial Park. This is a huge event, with many thousands attending, organised by Ku-ring-gai churches of all denominations. This year the performers include Andrew Chinn, the acclaimed Australian Waratah Girls Choir, a Vivid light show, The Golden Kangaroos Concert Band, a community choir, and choirs from the Bush School and Prouille.… Read More... Read More

Rethinking Passover

Listen! Exodus 12:1-13 | Luke 22:14-20 So welcome to another episode of “what on earth are we going to do with this story”. A story in which we are told of God committing an act of terrorism. Systematically killing the firstborn of every family in an entire nation, in order to get the political leadership to change their direction.… Read More... Read More