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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.

Two people walked into Grafton Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton Pentecost 19(C) 20 October 2019   [ video ] Today’s Gospel presents two views of religion. It is a great little story by Jesus because it captures the big story in just a few words. Let’s … Continue reading

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Scripture trumps Constitution​

Given continuing debates around the Anglican Church of Australia and elsewhere about the status of the Book of Common Prayer of 1662 and the Articles of Religion (commonly called “The Thirty-Nine Articles”) of 1571, it may be timely to publish the … Continue reading

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Faithful responses to climate change

  In the last couple of days, there has been some controversy around the comments made by the Principal of the Coffs Harbour Christian Community School in a newsletter distributed last Friday, the last day of term three. You can read the … Continue reading

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Season of Creation: 3. Storm Sunday

Christ Church Cathedral Grafton Season of Creation, 3: Storm Sunday 15 September 2019   [ video ]   As you will have already noticed, in church today we are paying attention to the theme of storms: real ones. We are … Continue reading

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Life in all its abundance​ and diversity

Christ Church Cathedral Grafton Creation Sunday 2: Fauna and Flora 8 September 2019 [ video ] During this special series, the season of creation, throughout September we are exploring various aspects of the web of life; that complex and subtle … Continue reading

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The web of life

Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton First Sunday of Creation: Ocean 1 September 2019 [ video ] Season of Creation: Ocean Sunday Well, we have no shortage of themes to consider here this morning: For starters, it’s Fathers’ Day (at least here … Continue reading

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A great cloud of witnesses

Christ Church Cathedral Grafton Pentecost 10(C) 18 August 2019   [ video ] A great cloud of witnesses Once again this week, I am going to break with my usual practice and start the sermon with the second reading: another … Continue reading

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Heart and treasure

Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton Pentecost 9 (C) 11 August 2019   [ video ] Each week the lectionary serves up a selection of texts for us to explore as we seek spiritual wisdom for everyday life. Most times those readings … Continue reading

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For whom the bell tolls

Almost 400 years ago, John Donne penned the words which became a modern proverb, and have proved with the passing of time to be prophetic as well: No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece … Continue reading

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Mary the Tower

Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton Feast of the Magdalene 21 July 2019     [ video ] The Magdalene Today we are celebrating the feast day for Mary Magdalene, who has been everyone’s favourite disciple and saint at various times in … Continue reading

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