Sermon Podcasts at Cairns

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Andrew Frater

Different Voices about Jesus  19th February  2017

Andrew Frater explains how the Gospels are subjective interpretive portraits of Jesus written decades after his death as the Gospel writers attempt to explain the impact this man has had on their lives.

Podcast     30 min

Meeting God in the World  12th February  2017

Andrew Frater explains the importance of how meeting God in the real world enhances our spirituality.

Podcast     30 min

The importance of making the Bible dynamic for today  15th January  2017

Andrew Frater explains how the Gospels were written in a way that made the experiences of knowing Jesus relevant to the Jewish audience of the day and why we must make the story relevant to us today.

Podcast     30 min

Why did Luke change the order of the story of Jesus?  8th January  2017

Andrew Frater explains how Luke changed the order of the story of Jesus for the benefit of his Jewish audience and why it is important for us today.

Podcast     25 min

Christmas Eve Watchnight Service  24th Dec  2016

Andrew Frater considers the expectation for today of a baby born in Bethlehem. Includes a new carol Love Through the Manger of Christ, violinist Andrea Broggan and a brass emsemble from the Dunbartonshire Concert Band.

Podcast     24 min

Why did Luke write the Bethlehem story?   27th November 2016

Andrew Frater on the first Sunday of Advent describes the context in which Luke wrote the story. A story of faith, not of fact, but for today.

Podcast     30 min

Rememberence Sunday   13th November 2016 wpe1.jpg (2345 bytes)

Andrew Frater offers the story of his father as an example of the many who had to go to serve in war. Includes Phillip Larkin's poem MCMXIV set to music by David Pringle and sung by Alan Foulis. The poem can be found here.

Podcast     28 min

What does Baptism mean today?   6th November 2016

Following a Baptism of twins Cara & Tom, Andrew Frater offers his view on what for him baptism means today.

Podcast     24 min

Why religion goes wrong   30th October 2016

Andrew Frater offers two ideas on why religion goes wrong

Podcast     26 min

Faith has always changed and expanded   16th October 2016

Andrew Frater explains how faith as we humans have understood it has always changed and expanded.

Podcast     32 min

How do you view God?   25th September 2016

Andrew Frater addresses the question of discerning the presence of God.

Podcast     42 min

Actions speaks louder than words   1st May 2016

Andrew Frater expains how the act of Communion has its roots in the traditions of the Passover meal where the ordinary things of life take on special meaning and actions speak louder than words.

Podcast     24 min

The Road to Emmaus   10th Apr 2016

Andrew Frater expains how the Road to Emmaus experience is for everyone with further reflection on the Resurrection.

Podcast     41 min

The Resurrection   3rd Apr 2016

Andrew Frater addresses the question of the Resurrection. Also includes piano playing by David Pringle.

Podcast     26 min

Easter Day   27th Mar 2016

Andrew Frater conducts the Easter Day service. Includes a reference to the Muslim shopkeeper murdered in Glasgow that week by another Muslim for wishing his Christian customers a Happy Easter. Also includes piano playing by Bill Kean.

Podcast     20 min

My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?  20th Mar 2016

Andrew Frater considers the similarity of the words of Psalm 22 with the last words of Jesus in the gospel of Mark and addresses the abandonment theme in both. Also includes the Cairns choir singing 'One Day' by Sue Stevens arranged by David Pringle.Lyrics

Podcast     28 min

Words of Inspiration or Words of later Interpretation  13th Mar 2016

Andrew Frater takes the last words of Jesus and discusses the differences in the biblical narrative and how we might interpret them.

Podcast     31 min

Not a Process but a Passion  21st Feb 2016

Andrew Frater talks about our journey through Lent as being not a process but a passion. Not a religious formula event but a recognition that Christ died for the World not the Church

Podcast     24 min

We belong first to the World then the Church  7th Feb 2016

Andrew Frater uses the Old Testament story of Nathan to explain how theology at that moment reached a turning point for the Israelites and also for us

Podcast     34 min

The Promise of Peace  31st Jan  2016

Andrew Frater explores the Greek word 'prodromos' used of Jesus in John's gospel - one who will go before, a guide. Includes music from Kenny Douglas (singer) and Catherine Scott (pianist).

Podcast     37 min

Is there more to the Good Samaritan story?  24th Jan  2016

Andrew Frater questions whether the Good Samaritan story has more to say other than a story of kindness

Podcast     35 min

Theology changes because of life  17th Jan  2016

Andrew Frater uses the Old Testament books of Chronicles, Ecclesiastes and Job to explain how theology changes because of life experiences

Podcast     32 min

Sundays Only?  10th Jan  2016

Andrew Frater looks at the books of Joshua and Judges in the Old Testament and poses the question about whether or not Christianity is for Sundays Only

Podcast     34 min

Christmas Eve Watchnight Service  24th Dec  2015

In the course of this reflection, Andrew Frater refers to an article he wrote for The Herald newspaper. You can read that article here .

Podcast     22 min

Unwrapping Christmas (concluded)  20th Dec  2015

Andrew Frater concludes his new series in which he looks at the Christmas story in a new way. Reference is made to the Tolstoy story of the Shoemaker and you can read it here The Shoemaker.

Piece 8: An Experience in Life leads to Faith

Podcast     20 min

Unwrapping Christmas (continued)  6th Dec  2015

Andrew Frater continues his new series in which he looks at the Christmas story in a new way.

Piece 7: The Power of Storytelling

Podcast     18 min

Unwrapping Christmas (continued)  29th Nov 2015

Andrew Frater continues his new series in which he looks at the Christmas story in a new way.

Piece 5: One of Us

Piece 6: Theology became Literal History

Podcast     30 min

Unwrapping Christmas (continued)  22nd Nov 2015

Andrew Frater continues his new series in which he looks at the Christmas story in a new way.

Piece 3: Person

Piece 4: Parable

Podcast     26 min

Unwrapping Christmas  14th Nov 2015

Andrew Frater begins a new series in which he looks at the Christmas story in a new way. (This was recorded just after the Paris shootings) It may help to listen to Helen Bond's lecture first.

Piece 1: Overture

Piece 2: Context

Podcast     38 min

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