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A sermon for Trinity Sunday 2017

It’s Trinity Sunday, and as we are the Church of the Holy Trinity (Dulwich Hill) that makes today something like a patronal festival. It’s the closest we get, at any rate! I appreciate that it’s an odd sort of patronal … Continue reading

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The MacDonaldtown Parables (A sermon on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-45)

[Jesus] put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest … Continue reading

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Does God really have a penis? (a sermon on the doctrine of the Trinity)

It is Trinity Sunday once again and, tempted as I am to preach on the appointed Gospel reading for today, I have opted once again to focus instead on the doctrine of the Holy Trinity <groan>. And I can hear … Continue reading

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A letter to the Attorney General by Leigh Bottrell

On May 2nd, 2007, the Iman Hussein Islamic Centre sent out an open letter,asking that friends and supporters of Sheikh Mansour Leghaei write to the Attorney General, asking him why the Sheikh was under threat of deportation. Below is a response … Continue reading

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Bible Basher! – Australasian Post, July 23rd, 1994

by Graham Holdstock The Rev Dave Smith, acting rector of Holy Trinity Anglican Church at Duiwich Hill, Sydney, has issued a challenge to the local toughs: “Beat me over five rounds – one each of boxing, kickboxing, judo, wrestling and … Continue reading

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Priest to lead the Christians v Lions – Inner Western Suburbs Courier December 18th, 1995

BOXING Day has taken on a new meaning, with real gladiators climbing into the ring in a clash between the Christians and the Lions at Dulwich Hill. “Fighting Father” Dave Smith, parish priest of Holy Trinity, Duiwich Hill, and a … Continue reading

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Fighting Chance For Kids – Sunday Telegraph July 7th, 1996

IN the unconventional parish of Father Dave Smith, the community knows violence is not the answer —but it can be part of the cure. Fr Smith finds a good fight is the best way to get the message across to … Continue reading

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Priest’s mission goes to the ring – Sydney Morning Herald October 5th, 1996

by Jeff Wells The Reverend David Smith has turned professional, at the age of 34, for his parish and for all men. There will be a laying on of hands at the Addison Road Community Centre in Marrickville on October … Continue reading

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Minister’s Drug Plea – The Glebe & Inner Western Weekly October 28th, 1998

An Inner West clergyman has fired a salvo at “inadequate” court and police systems in the wake of the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old Marrickville boy, and heroin user, in Earlwood last month. Reverend David Smith, of Duiwich Hill’s Holy … Continue reading

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