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About gregoryjenks

Anglican priest and religion scholar. Senior Lecturer in the School of Theology at Charles Sturt University. Dean, Cathedral Church of Christ the King, Grafton and Rector of the Anglican Parish of Grafton. Formerly Dean at St George's College, Jerusalem. The opinions expressed in my publications, including my blog posts, are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Diocese of Grafton nor Christ Church​ Cathedral in Grafton.

Truth that matters

Feast of Christ the KingChrist Church Cathedral, Grafton21 November 2021 [ video ] The truth that matters Our Gospel today has the dramatic scene where Pilate and Jesus engage in a private conversation inside the private residence of the Procurator, … Continue reading

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Because of them

Festival of All Saints & All SoulsChrist Church Cathedral, Grafton31 October 2021 [ video ] Because of them Today we pause to acknowledge all of those who have gone before us in the faith. Some of them are people from … Continue reading

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What did the blind men see?

Christ Church Cathedral GraftonPentecost 22B24 October 2021 [ video ] Not seeing the forest for the trees Sometimes we are so captivated by the details in front of us that we do not notice the large reality of which that … Continue reading

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Awesome discipleship

Pentecost 21BChrist Church Cathedral Grafton17 October 2021 [ video ] This morning we were to baptise two children, but sadly COVID restrictions of one kind or another have meant that both families had to postpone the Baptisms to a later … Continue reading

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Creation matters

Christ Church Cathedral GraftonCreation Time 1: Earth 5 September 2021 [ video ] Season of Creation What were you doing in 1989? On 1 September that year, Ecumenical Patriarch Dimitrios I proclaimed that date as a day of special prayers … Continue reading

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Why pray

Christ Church Cathedral, GraftonPentecost 13B22 August 2021 [ video ] This seems like a good day to talk about prayer … Prayer is always an important topic: relates to PRAXIS and not THEORY touches on how faith is done outside … Continue reading

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Religion as wisdom quest

Dormition of our LadyChrist Church Cathedral, Grafton15 August 2021 [ video ] Mary, Mother of the Lord Our liturgical headline this Sunday is the feast day to commemorate the death of Mary, mother of our Lord. For Christians in the … Continue reading

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Antipas wants to meet Jesus

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (Year B)Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton12 July 2021 [ video ] This week we have another biblical curve ball served up the lectionary committee. Thanks, guys! In both the first reading from 2 Samuel 6 and the … Continue reading

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When the light comes

Festival of the Coming of the LightChrist Church Cathedral, Grafton4 July 2021 [ video ] Around the country today, Anglicans are joining the celebrations to mark 150 years since the first contact between Christianity and the people of the Torres … Continue reading

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In the eye of the beholder

Christ Church Cathedral, GraftonThird Sunday after Pentecost13 June 2021 [ video ] We are told that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Actually many different forms of value very much depend on the observer: what seems useful, pleasing … Continue reading

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