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Grant us Wisdom (A sermon on 1 Kings 2-3)

“God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, the courage to change the things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” That’s not my normal opening prayer for a sermon but I suspect that … Continue reading

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I have sinned against the Lord (A sermon on 2 Samuel 12:7-13)

I have sinned against the Lord 2 Samuel 12:7-13 “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: I anointed you king over Israel, and I rescued you from the hand of Saul; I gave you your master’s house, and your … Continue reading

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Evacuate Manus and Nauru Rally (Sydney Town Hall, Sat July 21st, 2018)

A couple of weeks ago our church was privileged to have a visit from Lebanese Sufi master, Sheikh Nour Kabbani, and, together with him, members of our community signed the “Charter of Compassion” – a document developed by Karen Armstrong … Continue reading

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The Death of John the Baptist (Mark 6:14-29)

“So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom to the city of David with rejoicing; and when those who bore the ark of the LORD had gone six paces, he sacrificed an ox … Continue reading

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#Unity4J Online Vigil in support of Julian Assange

It was my privilege to be the final guest on this 36-hour online vigil for Julian Assange on July 9th, 2018. Be warned though, every one of the 36 guests shared for one hour each, so you might want to … Continue reading

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Stubbornness and Stupidity (2 Corinthians 12:1-11)

“I know a person in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know; God knows. And I know that such a person—whether in the … Continue reading

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Signing & Delivering Open Letter regards Julian Assange to the Australian Government

On Tuesday July 3rd. 2018, WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, born in Townsville Queensland Australia, turned 47! Julian has been detained without charge in England, on behest of the U.S. government since he was 39!  In that time Julian was jailed … Continue reading

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Living the Dream! (A sermon on 2 Corinthians 6:4-10)

“But as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, holiness of spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the … Continue reading

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Through Chaos and Confusion (Mark 3:20-35)

“Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat. When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, “He is … Continue reading

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