Help when I feel abandoned by God

A sermon by Rev Rod Benson, 29 September 2019 Psalm 10:1, 12   One of my favourite fiction writers is William Golding, best known as the author of Lord of the Flies. One of his other novels, The Inheritors,tells the story of Lok and his family, the last surviving Neanderthals in a world where another …

Overwhelmed by negative feelings

A sermon by Rev. Rod Benson, 22 September 2019. 1 John 1:5-2:2; 2 Corinthians 5:17 In his brilliant book, Faithful Feelings,author Matthew Elliott says, “Everything we do, say, and think is, in some sense, emotional. We describe ourselves and our experiences in terms of how we feel.”[1] In the Bible too, most of the main …

Underwhelmed by lack of feelings

A sermon by Rev Rod Benson, 8 September 2019 2 Corinthians 5:7On the shelves of the library at Moore Theological College, where I work, there are lots of books about intellectual subjects, about awesome and awful ideas, and especially about arguments. But the library also contains lots of biography and history, and lots of books …

Here in the grace of God I stand

A sermon by Rod Benson Romans 6:1-14 Apart from restrooms, and ticketless parking, one of the most useful things about modern shopping malls is the addition of touchscreen information maps in strategic locations throughout the facility. I enter the mall and type in a store name, or product type, and up comes a map identifying …