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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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The law of Love – a sermon on Matthew 22:34-40

  But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said … Continue reading

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Creation groans – a sermon on Romans 8:19-23

  For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God; 20for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope … Continue reading

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I Will Give You Rest – A sermon on Matthew 11:28

  “Come to me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28) Those who have known me for any length of time likely know that I’ve had a history struggling with depression … Continue reading

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Getting serious about Forgiveness – a sermon on Matthew 18:21-35

Then Peter came up and asked him, “Lord, how many times may my brother sin against me and I have to forgive him: seven times?” Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.” (Matthew 18:21-22) … Continue reading

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The Battle for the Vineyard – a sermon on Matthew 21:33-40

“Hear another parable: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a winepress in it and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved to another place. When … Continue reading

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Reverends in revolt over church’s $1 million donation to same-sex marriage ‘no’ campaign

I confess that I wasn’t present at Synod when our Archbishop announced our church’s one million dollar contribution to the ‘NO’ campaign on same-sex marriage. In truth, I’m glad I wasn’t there. I fear I might have howled loudly! I … Continue reading

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