Tag Archives: David Smith

We are all Samaritans (A sermon on Luke 10:25-37)

One of the last things we did during our recent trip to Damascus was to meet with Dr Nabil Toumeh – a member of the Syrian Parliament and advisor to the International Human Rights Commission. Dr Toumeh’s Ph.D studies must … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday Sermon 2019

One of the highlights of my almost thirty years at Holy Trinity, Dulwich Hill, was the 2015 publication of the book by John Coleman and Bob Irving – “A Church for our Times” – which did an amazing job of … Continue reading

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Do you love me? (A sermon on John 21:15-19)

“When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” Again Jesus said, “Simon … Continue reading

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Looking back and Looking Up! (Easter Sermon 2019)

“All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well” (Julian of Norwich) I can’t remember when I first heard those words of Lady Julian of Norwich. I think they were first read … Continue reading

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Welcome to the family of Jesus (A sermon on John 12:1-8)

Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 2There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. … Continue reading

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Arise, my fair one! (A sermon on the Song of Songs)

“My beloved speaks and says to me: “Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away; for now the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and … Continue reading

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Australia Day Hero – The Glebe January 22nd, 1997

Priest steps into ring for work of love by Natalie Davison When Dulwich Hill’s Reverend David Smith was asked fight for funding to save a vital youth program, he took the challenge literally. The boxing padre stepped into the ring … Continue reading

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Haunted by sins of his past – The Daily Telegraph November 17th, 1999

He bragged about his armed robberies, shot three police and ran security for an underworld figure, but midway through a prison sentence Jim Taousanis had a vision. It was what the Anglican Church described as an “extreme spiritual experience” and … Continue reading

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Knock-Out Blow – Sunday Telegraph December 31st, 2000

An Anglican priest is being sued for $750,000 by his own church after a man broke his leg during wrestling practice in a parish hall. Sydney’s Reverend David Smith, a boxer widely known as the “Fighting Father” for taking troubled … Continue reading

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