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.

True vine, authentic holiness

Fifth Sunday of EasterChrist Church Cathedral, Grafton2 May 2021 [ video ] We are now very much in the second half of the Great Fifty Days of Easter; that “week of weeks” which stretches from Easter to Pentecost. Over the … Continue reading

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Living in two worlds

The Feast of St MarkChrist Church Cathedral, Grafton25 April 2021 [ video ] While almost everyone in Australia today is thinking about ANZAC Day, many Christians will also be observing the festival of Saint Mark. And those not doing so … Continue reading

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The heart of the good news

Good FridayChrist Church Cathedral, Grafton2 April 2021 [ video ] A week or two back, a colleague and friend from the USA shared with me some reflections on Good Friday and Easter through the lens of the killing of George Floyd, … Continue reading

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The god who rides a donkey

Christ Church Cathedral, GraftonPalm Sunday28 March 2021 [ video ] As we celebrate Palm Sunday today, our Jewish friends are observing Passover. To our Jewish neighbours here in Grafton, to our Jewish citizens around the nation, and to all Jews … Continue reading

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Imagining our better selves

Christ Church Cathedral, GraftonLent 1B21 February 2021 [ video ] Here we are early in the 40 days of Lent for 2021. As usual we begin with the Gospel passage about the testing of Jesus. Immediately after his baptism, Jesus … Continue reading

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The God who is yet to be known

Fifth Sunday after EpiphanyChrist Church Cathedral, Grafton7 February 2021 [ video ] During these Sundays between Christmas and Lent—the Epiphany Season—we are invited to reflect on some of the many different ways that G*d is made known to us. We … Continue reading

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Doing religion

Epiphany 2BChrist Church Cathedral, Grafton17 January 2021 [ video ] Doing religion (not just supporting it) In these weeks between Christmas and Ash Wednesday we are in a period called “Epiphany.” It starts on January 6—the fabled Twelfth Day of Christmas— … Continue reading

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We Three Kings

The Feast of the EpiphanyChrist Church Cathedral, Grafton3 January 2021 Matthew’s story An early Christian author, who has become known to us as “Matthew,” was preparing an enlarged edition of the Gospel according to Mark. “Mark” had appeared a couple of … Continue reading

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Transforming a world by compassionate living

This sermon for Christmas morning at Christ church Cathedral in Grafton was inspired by a beautiful paragraph in a Christmas letter from a friend in the UK.

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Mary said, Yes

There is no written text for this unplanned and unscripted sermon for the mid-week service at Christ Church Cathedral this morning, we do have a video of the sermon …

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