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Love one Another (A sermon on John 13:31-35)

We are in the 13th chapter of the Gospel according to St John’s this week, and I’m going to unpack our reading verse by verse as it is a difficult passage. “When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the … Continue reading

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In a battle royale between church and state, Father Dave just wants to box (SBS News, May 9th, 2019)

On March 22nd, 2019, I was scheduled to do four rounds with Jason MacGura at Club Punchbowl. I was hoping that this would be my breakthrough bout. An hour before I was due to go on, the promoter received an … Continue reading

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Pews and politics: Australian leaders chase elusive Christian vote as election looms (Reuters World News, May 9, 2019)

A big thank you to Jonathan Barrett (the journalist) and Jill Gralow (the videographer) who put this piece together.

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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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Becoming the Answer (A sermon on Luke 13:1-9)

“Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they … Continue reading

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Back in the Wilderness? (A sermon on Luke 4:1-13 )

“Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil.” (Luke 4:1-2a) Here we are, back in the wilderness with Jesus, … Continue reading

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Extremists for Love (A sermon on Luke 6:27-30)

“But I say to you that listen, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and … Continue reading

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