A sermon preached at Box Hill Baptist Church, 13 November 2016
Text: 1 Kings 17.8–24
It is not for the first time, but what a dark world we have entered – a world where hate and xenophobia and misogyny and the rape of natural resources is given free reign; a world poisoned by self-interest, and where contempt for the rule of law grows louder. It is not for the first time, but we are living in a world where what is being violently compromised is any sense that if we are to flourish and not flounder as human community then we simply must find ways to befriend the stranger and to celebrate the dignity of our differences. This world has a name: fear.
Little wonder then that not a few parents are writing letters to their children apologising for our inability to protect them from the growing horrors, and to…
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