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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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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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Why Christians should support same sex marriage

Despite the fact that news.com.au introduced this article by saying “FATHER Dave Smith is risking his job to write this piece”, I didn’t really anticipate the blow-back. I didn’t lose my job (as yet) but I did lose a lot … Continue reading

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God is NOT FAIR! (a sermon on Matthew 20:1-16)

It’s been a hard week for me in many ways. I buried an old friend on Wednesday (who, while an ‘old friend’, was significantly younger than me) and that was all very confronting and draining. More draining still though this … Continue reading

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There are two kinds of people in this world (NOT) – a sermon on Matthew 21:28-31

What do you think? A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’  He answered, ‘I will not’; but later he changed his mind and went.  The father went … Continue reading

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