Sermons



Revd Canon Professor Scott Cowdell

Revd Canon Professor Scott CowdellThe Revd Canon Professor Scott Cowdell, BSc, BTh, BA(Hons), PhD became an Honorary Associate Priest at St Philip's in February 2018. He was guest preacher a number of times previously.

19th September 2021Seventeenth Sunday after PentecostYear BForming Christian Character
5th September 2021Fifteenth Sunday after PentecostYear BAfter God's Heart
1st August 2021Tenth Sunday after PentecostYear BI am the bread of life
18th July 2021Eighth Sunday after PentecostYear BAlternative Reality
4th July 2021Sixth Sunday after PentecostYear BTo Comfort the Afflicted and
Afflict the Comfortable
27th June 2021Fifth Sunday after PentecostYear BGod's Gift To Women
6th June 2021Second Sunday after PentecostYear BBinding the Strong Man
16th May 2021The Sunday after AscensionYear BCaught in the Updraft
2nd May 2021St Philip and St JamesYear BPhilip, James and Knowing God
25th April 2021Fourth Sunday of Easter & ANZAC DayYear BKnown unto God
4th April 2021Easter DayYear BThe Resurrection: But What about the Eggs?
1st April 2021Maundy ThursdayYear BBrave New World
29th March 2021Funeral of Bishop Bruce Wilson,
delivered at St James King Street Sydney
Year BFuneral of Bishop Bruce Wilson
21st March 2021Fifth Sunday in LentYear BThe Good News of the Cross
7th March 2021Third Sunday in LentYear BMarching to a Different Drummer
28th February 2021Second Sunday in LentYear BGiving Up and Taking Up in Lent
7th February 2021Fifth Sunday after the EpiphanyYear BExorcising Demonic Rivalry
17th January 2021Second Sunday after the EpiphanyYear BEpiphany: Knowing and Being Known
3rd January 2021the EpiphanyYear BStarlight, Star Bright
25th December 2020Christmas Day, Second EucharistYear BChristmas: God is Like Alfred Hitchcock
20th December 2020Fourth Sunday of AdventYear BThe Virtues and Disciplines of Advent
6th December 2020Second Sunday of AdventYear BAdvent Hope
15th November 2020Twenty-fourth Sunday after PentecostYear ADe-Toxifying God: Re-Reading the Parable of the Talents
1st November 2020All Saints DayYear AAll Saints, and just in time …
18th October 2020St Luke's DayYear ASt Luke: There is balm in Gilead, there is a physician there
4th October 2020St Francis's DayYear ARecapturing St Francis’ Form of Life
20th September 2020Sixteenth Sunday after PentecostYear ABeyond Christian Values
6th September 2020Fourteenth Sunday after PentecostYear AUnder Authority
23rd August 2020Twelfth Sunday after PentecostYear AThe Church: Admirers of Jesus or Members of Christ?
2nd August 2020Ninth Sunday after PentecostYear AThe Detox of our Nuremberged Imaginations
19th July 2020Seventh Sunday after PentecostYear AMistrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful
5th July 2020Fifth Sunday after PentecostYear A“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me …”
14th June 2020Corpus ChristiYear ACorpus Christi: Body, Matter, Violence
31st May 2020Pentecost SundayYear APentecost: Riding the Big Red Tricycle
17th May 2020Sixth Sunday of EasterYear AEaster Means Liberation
26th April 2020Third Sunday of EasterYear AGrown-up Resurrection Faith
12th April 2020Easter DayYear AThe Resurrection is a Game Changer
29th March 2020Fifth Sunday in LentYear AI am the Resurrection and the Life
15th March 2020Third Sunday in LentYear AIs the Lord among us or not?
1st March 2020First Sunday in LentYear ANot Failing in the Wilderness
16th February 2020Sixth Sunday after the EpiphanyYear AChristian Moral Imagination
2nd February 2020Candlemas, Fourth Sunday after the EpiphanyYear ACandlemas: What is the Speed of Light?
19th January 2020Second Sunday after the EpiphanyYear AOur Epiphany
25th December 2019Christmas DayYear AComforted and Confronted by the Word Made Flesh
15th December 2019Third Sunday of AdventYear ANo Season for Hard Men
17th November 2019TwentyThird Sunday after PentecostYear CBurning Issues
13th October 2019Eighteenth Sunday after PentecostYear CSensible Radicalism
6th October 2019Seventeenth Sunday after PentecostYear CThe Wreck of the Deutschland
8th September 2019Thirteenth Sunday after PentecostYear CReal Religious Freedom
1st September 2019Twelfth Sunday after PentecostYear CGod’s Alarming Hospitality and Our Fragile Identity
18th August 2019Tenth Sunday after PentecostYear CEvensong at St Paul's Manuka - Mary in a Social Media Age
4th August 2019Eighth Sunday after PentecostYear CTrue Wisdom
16th June 2019Trinity SundayYear CA Hybrid Divinity
2nd June 2019Sunday after AscensionYear CCaught Up
19th May 2019Fifth Sunday of EasterYear COn Our Being the Glory of God
5th May 2019St Philip and St JamesYear CKnowing God by Knowing Jesus
21st April 2019Easter DayYear CHope Plus
19th April 2019Good Friday, Mass of the Pre-SanctifiedYear CGood Friday: Israel Folau Has Got It Wrong
7th April 2019Fifth Sunday in LentYear CScandalous!
17th March 2019Second Sunday in LentYear CThe Judgement of our Anxieties
3rd March 2019Eighth Sunday after the Epiphany / TransfigurationYear CGeorge Pell and the Transfiguration
17th February 2019Sixth Sunday after the EpiphanyYear CNothing Need Ever be the Same
3rd February 2019Presentation of Christ in the TempleYear CCandlemas: Outshining the Power of Death
20th January 2019Second Sunday after the EpiphanyYear CSharing Christ's Glory
6th January 2019The EpiphanyYear CEpiphany and the Catholic Faith
16th December 2018Third Sunday of AdventYear CWhat is St Philip’s Here For?
2nd December 2018First Sunday of AdventYear CAdvent, Apocalypse, and Good News
7th October 2018Twentieth Sunday after PentecostYear BMade For Each Other
16th September 2018Seventeenth Sunday after PentecostYear BIt’s Not about Success
2nd September 2018Fifteenth Sunday after PentecostYear BChrétiens Sans Frontières
19th August 2018Thirteenth Sunday after PentecostYear BFear the Lord or Follow the Crowd?
5th August 2018Eleventh Sunday after PentecostYear BDr Atomic and the Bread of Life
17th June 2018Fourth Sunday after PentecostYear BThe Difference God Makes
3rd June 2018Corpus ChristiYear BOn Corpus Christi: Christ’s Thankful, Forward-Looking People
20th May 2018Pentecost SundayYear BPentecost: Beyond Cynicism, Fatalism and Groupthink
6th May 2018St Philip and St JamesYear BPhilip, James, and the Apostolic Reality
22nd April 2018Fourth Sunday of EasterYear BThe Good Shepherd or the Meat Industry, Take Your Pick …
1st April 2018Easter SundayYear BCaught up in the New Creation
29th March 2018Maundy ThursdayYear BA Tough and Genuine Alternative
4th March 2018Third Sunday in LentYear BGood and Bad Religion
21st January 2018Third Sunday after the EpiphanyYear BJesus' Call: Good News Not Bad
22nd March 2015Fifth Sunday in LentYear BSome Gays come to Jesus
26th October 2014Twentieth Sunday after PentecostYear AA Holiness worth having
11th May 2014Fourth Sunday of EasterYear A'I am the Gate', but what sort of gate?
4th May 2014Third Sunday of EasterYear AThe Road to Emmaus and back
27th April 2014Second Sunday of EasterYear ADoubt and faith
9th February 2014Fifth Sunday after the EpiphanyYear AThe Gospel, not religion
2nd February 2014The Presentation of Christ in the TempleYear A
29th December 2013First Sunday after ChristmasYear AGod among us
20th October 2013Twenty-second Sunday after PentecostYear CNot like religion at all
9 May 2013AscensionYear CAscension Day
28 October 2012Twenty-second Sunday after PentecostYear BJesus changes lives
21 October 2012Twenty-first Sunday after PentecostYear BWhere is God?
14 October 2012Twentieth Sunday after PentecostYear BStatus anxiety
27 November 2011First Sunday of AdventYear BAdvent begins