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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.

Creating a Network not forming a Crowd

Palm Sunday Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton 5 April 2020 [ video ] – the sermon starts at 24 minutes   It is Palm Sunday, a day for crowds. There were crowds in Jerusalem at Passover time 2,000 years ago … … Continue reading

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Faith community compassion generosity

Fourth Sunday in Lent (Year A) Grafton Cathedral 22 March 2020 [ video ] The gospel set for today is strangely apt and yet it strikes a chord that spells fear, not hope. Jesus is in Jerusalem and he encounters a … Continue reading

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Clean hands and open hearts

This opinion piece appeared in The Daily Examiner on Thursday, 12 March 2020 “Facts not fear. Clean hands. Open hearts.” With these seven simple words, Dr Abdu Sharkawy, concluded a recent Facebook post about the coronavirus. Dr Sarkawy is a … Continue reading

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Solidarity in blessings

First Sunday of Lent (Year A) Christchurch Cathedral Grafton 1 March 2020 [ video ] Perhaps not surprisingly on this first Sunday in Lent, the Bible readings chosen for today tends to focus on temptation and sin. For sure there … Continue reading

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Think different

Grafton Cathedral Epiphany 6A 16 February 2020   [ video ] Between 1997 and 2002, Apple Computers (as they were then called) had a highly successful advertising campaign that transformed perceptions of them and their products, while encouraging people to … Continue reading

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Religion that pleases God

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton 9 February 2020   [ video ] Our readings today revolve around one really big idea. It is simply this: what kind of religion pleases God? You would think that after 2,000 … Continue reading

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Love with its sleeves rolled up

Australia Day 2020 Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton 26 January 2020   [video]   For almost five months, fires have raged across large tracts of our ancient and dry continent. Who could have imagined it? And February is not yet here. … Continue reading

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Gifts exotic and rare

Feast of the Epiphany Grafton Cathedral 5 January 2020 [ video ] Here we are—almost—at the Twelfth Day of Christmas. Tomorrow (January 6) we complete the great celebration of Jesus’ birth within the Western tradition, and then tomorrow evening the … Continue reading

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Celebrating the birth of Jesus

The Christ Mass 24 & 25 December 2019 Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton [ Let Mum rest | Video ]   Around the world today millions of people will engage in various rituals to mark the birth of Jesus more than 2,000 … Continue reading

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Son of David

Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton Fourth Sunday of Advent (Year A) 22 December 2019 [ video ] What a difference one week can make … Saturday last weekend we were lined up in the beautifully restored Church of the Nativity in … Continue reading

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