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Beloved Sydney priest speaks out against ‘toxic’ church beliefs – news.com.au, February 25th, 2021

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Assassination is a barbaric form of politics – Tehran Times, December 2nd, 2020

Amir Mohammad Esmaeili of the Tehran Times contacted me to ask for my response to the assassination of prominent Iranian nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, on Friday, November 27th, 2020. My answer was published on December 2nd. Indeed, I believe the … Continue reading

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The fighting Father urges Christian friendship with Muslims

MEDIA RELEASE 26 November 2020 Father Dave Smith is back in the ring in his fight for social justice with a new book, Christians and Muslims can be friends, urging love, understanding and tolerance between the faiths. For more than … Continue reading

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Do you love me? (A sermon on John 21:15-29)

As you know, this may well be the last Sermon I give from this pulpit, and will most certainly be the last sermon I give here in my current position as Acting Rector of the Church of the Holy Trinity … Continue reading

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Crucified and Risen – Easter 2020

 I know many of you have already seen this gift I received from my friend, Luke Cornish. It’s an image of a crucifixion, but not of the crucifixion of Jesus, of course. You don’t need to look too closely … Continue reading

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What, never thirst again? (A sermon on John 4:4-42)

Earth’s fountains fair but mock our souls, Like desert phantoms lure, And they that drink, the fainter grow, The keener thirst endure. You’re not likely to recognise the hymn from which these words are taken – words that cleverly highlight … Continue reading

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For God so loved the world (A sermon on John 3:1-17)

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him might not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16) We are in the second week of Lent – that period of somber … Continue reading

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Don’t Crucify the Messenger – Father Dave speaks in support of Julian Assange

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Judgement and Grace (A sermon on Matthew 5:21-37)

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery. ‘but I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to … Continue reading

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