Category: Death

  • ‘Allow me to die’?

    ‘Allow me to die’?

    A highly disturbing development in the Euthanasia Debate has recently been brought to light.

  • Is God Green Part 1: God, the World and Jesus

    I’ve preached this series a number of times over the years – here’s the latest edition (this time with a slightly croaky voice). Before you listen to the talk, you might find it helpful to read this introductory piece which contains the things I didn’t have time to include in the sermon. [display_podcast] Thanks to […]

  • And while I’m at it – here’s another Easter sermon illustration

    To follow up from my previous post: BBC News – World’s oldest man Walter Breuning dies in US aged 114. The world’s certified oldest man, whose advice to others included the observation “you’re born to die”, has passed away aged 114 in the US.

  • Free Easter Day Sermon Illustration / Introduction

    I’m not preaching on Easter Day this year. But if I were, I’d be using this as my sermon illustration and/or introduction. BBC News – ‘Oldest’ marathon runner Buster Martin dies A London man who claimed to be the world’s oldest marathon runner has died. … He features in a film by American documentary-maker Mark […]

  • Before you criticise any past writer, remember…

    The biggest difference between today’s writing and the writing of the past is that writers are no longer put to death. Writers nowadays could never dream of having to die for what they have written. Even if writerly execution was not always common, the possibility of death was implicit in every act of writing. The […]

  • God, the universe and all that: Part 5

    From the Sola Panel This is the fifth instalment of a five-part series (Read parts 1, 2, 3 and 4) We’ve been looking at Psalm 8 and Hebrews 2, and have discovered that Jesus provides the solution to the puzzle of Psalm 8. Where do we see Jesus? We see him in the Gospels, those […]

  • Be careful what you promise

    On the Sola Panel: Do you know for sure that you are going to be with God in Heaven? If God were to ask you, “Why should I let you into My Heaven?” what would you say? Have you ever used these questions (or a variation on them) to talk about the impact of the […]

  • Jesus and Cancer

    A talk given by Lionel Windsor at a Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea on 31 May, 2007, at the home of Keith and Pam Gregory, of St Michael’s Anglican Cathedral, Wollongong. Acknowledgements I count it such a privilege to be able to take part in this morning tea. It is so impressive, this enormous effort […]

  • Funeral Message for Angela Janice Richards, aged 1½

    On Tuesday 14th July at 11am, I had the sad privilege of speaking the message at the funeral for my 1½-year old niece. The funeral was held at Kurrajong Anglican Church. Angela (1 November, 2007 – 9 July, 2009) had been suffering from a serious chromosomal abnormality all her life. You can read some of […]