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About gregoryjenks

Anglican priest and religion scholar. Senior Lecturer in the School of Theology at Charles Sturt University. Dean-elect, Cathedral Church of Christ the King, Grafton. Formerly Dean at St George's College, Jerusalem. Currently serving as the locum priest at Byron Bay Anglican Parish.

Grace upon grace

In the months between the diagnosis of an aggressive bladder cancer and my discharge from hospital this morning, I have been on a journey of grace, a pilgrimage to wholeness. My initial reflection on this close encounter with Lady Cancer, … Continue reading

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The Mind of Christ: Peace and Joy

Christ Church Cathedral Pentecost 19(A) 15 October 2017   The Mind of Christ, 4: Peace and Joy Background | Chapter One | Chapter Two | Chapter Three |  Video Here we are—already—at week four of our four week mini-series on Paul’s … Continue reading

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The Mind of Christ: Faithfulness

Christ Church Cathedral Grafton Pentecost 18 (A) 8 October 2017 This week our series of passages from Paul’s letter to the Philippians brings us to chapter 3. Background | Chapter One | Chapter Two | Video 1 (0800 Liturgy) | … Continue reading

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The Mind of Christ: Humility

Christ Church Cathedral Grafton Pentecost 17 (A) 1 October 2017   Video of this sermon is now available online. This is the second in our four week sermon series as we take the opportunity to explore the key themes of … Continue reading

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The Mind of Christ: Compassion

Christ Church Cathedral Grafton Pentecost 16A 24 September 2017   Introduction [A video of one iteration of this sermon is available online.] It is good to be here, and I am deeply appreciative of your welcome these past few days, … Continue reading

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Four Sundays with Philippians

A Congregational Companion IMAGE: Our earliest copy of this letter: Papyrus 16 – Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 1009 – Cairo Egyptian Museum JE 47424 – Epistle to the Philippians 3:10–17, 4:2–8. Public Domain.   Gerald F. Hawthorne reflected on the four years … Continue reading

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Lady Cancer, Holy Sophia

Three weeks have now passed since my urologist visited my hospital bed to share with me the results of the biopsy on the tumors he had removed from my bladder some 36 hours earlier. Almost a week has passed since … Continue reading

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Dreams, nightmares and well-being

Pentecost 10 (A) 13 August 2017 Byron Bay Anglican Parish The readings set for today invite us to explore corners of our faith practice that sit uncomfortably with the prevailing outlook of our culture. This is often the case, and … Continue reading

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Treasure, Pearls, Fish and Scholars

Pentecost 8 (A) 30 July 2017 Byron Bay   We have four more parables this Sunday as we complete our series in Matthew 13. Not one of them involves farmers, so George can relax this week. Buried treasure (casual passer-by) … Continue reading

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Feral weeds and rotting yeast

Pentecost 7 (A) 23 July 2017 Byron Bay & Broken Head Today’s readings offer us another serve of Jesus as the master of the parable. This is the second of three Sundays that we spend in Matthew 13. The lectionary … Continue reading

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