Wisdom in belonging

St Andrew’s Indooroopilly October 17, 2021 Richard Browning Job 38:1-7, (34-41); Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c; Mark 10:35-45 This text here is a recollection from notes used this morning. It is a close, but not exact recollection.  Prayer O Lord, your works a many, in Wisdom you have made them all. I stand before you now … Read more

Why religion doesn’t work

Mark 10.17-31 Sunday 10th October 2021 ©Suzanne Grimmett Nobody can argue that pleasure doesn’t feel good- that, after all, is pretty much the definition of the word. But how does getting what we want or what makes us feel good stand up in terms of lasting value? Today in the Gospel we encounter a rich … Read more

Love that tells a new story

Mark 10.2-16 ©Suzanne Grimmett If fish were to tell the story of life they would find it impossible to describe outside the experience of water. If birds were to try to explain the world, they could not help but draw on the perspective from the skies. If an echidna were to ask the questions of … Read more

Welcoming the little ones home

SERMON Proverbs 31.10-31 Psalm 1 James 3.1-12 Mark 9.30-37  Welcoming the little ones home                                      ©Suzanne Grimmett You have a story growing inside you, but it is a story with a definite beginning, and you probably have a birth certificate to prove it. This may be how we document our existence to the relevant authorities, … Read more

On awe and the getting of wisdom

16th SUNDAY after Pentecost  12 September 2021 The Church of Saint Andrew, the Apostle, Indooroopilly Anglican Readings: Wisdom 7.26-8.1; Psalm 19; Mark 8.27-38 Rev’d Richard Browning Note: this homily here is a fuller version from which four sermons were drawn, WayPoint on Friday night, 6pm Eucharist on Saturday and the two Sunday morning services. Variations … Read more

Where are her daughters?  

 Where are her daughters?                                                             ©Suzanne Grimmett Many years ago I had an experience that made me realise some of my own blinkered view of the world. I came into adulthood as an educated white woman in a teaching career. I had not even noticed that in the public square I was used to being … Read more

God’s Donuts – More Than Food

14th Sunday After Pentecost Song of Songs 2.8-13 Psalm  45. 1-2, 6-9 James 1.17-27 Mark 7.1-8, 14-23                                                                                                              ©Lauren Martin In our gospel reading today, we heard a passage, that is forever labeled in my mind as ‘the donut passage.’ This is thanks to the comment of one of my fellow theology students several years … Read more

So then…

8th Sunday after Pentecost July 18thSt Andrew’s Indooroopilly Richard Browning Readings: 2 Samuel 7:1-14a and Psalm 89:20-37 Ephesians 2:11-22 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 Key Concept:Lean in and allow; ‘undergo’ and become. Guiding question:Who are your teachers? Gospel Message:In Christ, the dividing wall is ended, there is a new and singular humanity. Prayer:O God help us become … Read more

Death of John the Baptist

2 Samuel 6.1-5, 12b-19 Ps 24 Ephesians 1.1-14 Mark 6.14-29 Sermon by Lauren Martin Is it just me, or have any of you ever wondered why in the Gospel Mark the author decided to place the remembering of John the Baptist’s death between the sending out and the coming in of the Twelve disciples? Jesus … Read more

The edge

5th Sunday after Trinity  June 27th   St Andrew’s Indooroopilly Fr Richard Browning Readings: First reading and Psalm  2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 Psalm 130 Second reading  2 Corinthians 8:7-15 Gospel  Mark 5:21-43 Key image/movement:  Moving towards the threshold. Reaching out with empty hands.  Prayer: O Christ for whom we search, our help when all help is … Read more