Author Archives: gregoryjenks

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.

The Great Feast

Christ Church Cathedral GraftonPentecost 19A11 October 2020 [ video ] The Table of the Lord The Table is at the centre of our faith. It is great symbol of who we are and how we become who we are. This … Continue reading

Posted in Grafton Cathedral, Sermons | Leave a comment

We are not alone

… to be fully alive is to appreciate our place within the web of life in all its diversity …

Continue reading

Posted in Grafton Cathedral, Sermons | Leave a comment

The blessing of diversity

First Sunday in Creation TimeChrist Church Cathedral, Grafton6 September 2020 [ video ] Spring has arrived, at least for those of us in the southern half of the world. We can feel and see and hear urge of creation to … Continue reading

Posted in Grafton Cathedral, Sermons | Leave a comment

A G*d beyond any words

Christ Church Cathedral Grafton 13th Sunday after Pentecost 30 August 2020  [ video ] This is one of those Sundays when the lectionary offers more than one really attractive pathway for a preacher. In the Old Testament reading we have the classic … Continue reading

Posted in Grafton Cathedral, Sermons | 5 Comments

The prophet and the Lebanese mother

Christ Church Cathedral, GraftonEleventh Sunday after Pentecost16 August 2020 [ video ] It was the rostered day off for Jesus and his team. They had headed to the coast for a break, near the famous cities of Tyre and Sidon.  … Continue reading

Posted in Grafton Cathedral, Sermons | Leave a comment

Dreamy Joe

Christ Church Cathedral, GraftonTenth Sunday after Pentecost (A)9 August 2020 [ video ] For our first reading today we have the OT passage about young Joseph. You know, the precocious little guy with the fancy jacket and a fawning father. … Continue reading

Posted in Grafton Cathedral, Sermons | 1 Comment

It’s complicated

Christ Church Cathedral, GraftonPentecost 8A26 July 2020 [ video ] Another Sunday and another text that portrays women as reproductive pawns in the game of life played by men. In this case we have a powerful old man (Laban) trading … Continue reading

Posted in Sermons | 1 Comment

Peter and Paul

Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton Feast of St Peter & St Paul 28 June 2020   [ video ] Around the year 55 CE Paul wrote the following words near the start of his letter to the rather ‘high maintenance’ Christian … Continue reading

Posted in Grafton Cathedral, Sermons | 3 Comments

Hagar the Egyptian

Christ Church Cathedral Grafton Third Sunday after Pentecost (Year A) 21 June 2020 [ video ] Sometimes the lectionary offers us a set of biblical texts that welcome us into a space where we can explore and celebrate the sacred … Continue reading

Posted in Grafton Cathedral, Sermons | Leave a comment

Black Lives Matter to Jesus

This post was first published as an opinion piece for A Progressive Christian Voice Australia. There is an age-old divide among religious people about just what God—however understood—wants of humans. For the better part of 3,000 years in the Jewish … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion, Reflections | 2 Comments