Author Archives: Father Dave

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The danger of Anti-Semitism

I want to thank the organisers of today’s event for privileging me with an invitation to address you. At the same time though, a part of me wants to say ‘thanks for nothing’ as you guys must know that by … Continue reading

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Christianity and Politics

The relationship between the Christian faith and politics is not an easy topic for discussion, especially if we take our starting point from the Christian Scriptures – the New Testament. Whereas both the other ‘religions of the book’ (Judaism and … Continue reading

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We are the answer we have been waiting for (a Pentecost Sunday sermon)

“When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as … Continue reading

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Embracing the + in the LGBTQI+ (Sermon on Acts 8: 26-40)

“Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, ‘Get up and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza’ (This is a wilderness road)”. (Acts 8:26) It gave me a bit of a … Continue reading

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Opening our minds to the Scriptures (Luke 24: 44-47)

“Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you – that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.” 45Then … Continue reading

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Easter 2018

Happy Easter … again. When I say ‘again’, I’m not simply alluding to the fact that I’ve already given you Easter greetings today, but I mean ‘again, this year’, as this is now my 28th Easter as parish priest of … Continue reading

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Getting Angry with Jesus (a sermon on John 2:14-16)

“In the temple [Jesus] found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. 15Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He … Continue reading

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The Men of Manus Island – a debrief of my recent visit

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him” (Matthew 25:31-32) Here we find ourselves at … Continue reading

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Father Dave and Pastor Jarrod on Manus Island

The following press release is courtesy of GetUp! Religious leaders secretly travel to Manus Island Detention Camp, condemn Australian government inaction MEDIA RELEASE: Thursday, November 23 2017 Australian Christian leaders Pastor Jarrod McKenna and Anglican Parish Priest Father Dave Smith … Continue reading

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