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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.

The eternal dance of doubt​ and faith

Earth Sunday / Easter 2C Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton 28 April 2019 [ video ]   Already it has been a week. It seems a lot longer, doesn’t it since Easter? Was that really just a week ago? It has been … Continue reading

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Religion is no cloak for hate speech

The media has recently been awash with stories about the hateful comments made online by Australian Rugby Union star, Israel Folau, about various classes of people being destined for hell unless they repent and conform to a set of beliefs … Continue reading

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Morsels 2019 March

An archive of previous “Daily Morsels” published on the Cathedral app. Please note that these versions of the messages are not formatted to reflect line breaks or separate paragraphs, as they are purely an archival set. They also tend not … Continue reading

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The God who says YES

Easter Day Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton 21 April 2019 [ video ] An Easter sermon. For us the events of the past few days have been a rollercoaster experience, as we have followed Jesus through high moments of success and … Continue reading

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In memory of her

Christ Church Cathedral Grafton Lent 5 (C) 7 April 2019 [ video ] A woman with a jar of expensive ointment … The episode in today’s Gospel is one of my favourite stories. It must have been a favourite story … Continue reading

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Compassionate Grafton

These past few days the people of Grafton and the wider Clarence Valley have reeled in shock as we heard about the massacre in two Christchurch mosques and then learned that the assailant was one of our own, a young … Continue reading

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The four temptations of Jesus

First Sunday of Lent Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton 10 March 2019 [ video ] The tradition of Jesus spending some time alone in the wilderness being “tested” (tempted) by Satan is found in three of the four Gospels, but is … Continue reading

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Morsels 2019 February

An archive of previous “Daily Morsels” published on the Cathedral app. Please note that these versions of the messages are not formatted to reflect line breaks or separate paragraphs, as they are purely an archival set. They also tend not … Continue reading

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Morsels 2019 January

An archive of previous “Daily Morsels” published on the Cathedral app. Please note that these vversions of the messages are not formatted to reflect line breaks or separate paragraphs, as they are purely an archival set. They also tend not … Continue reading

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Morsels 2018 December

An archive of previous “Daily Morsels” published on the Cathedral app. Please note that these versions of the messages are not formatted to reflect line breaks or separate paragraphs, as they are purely an archival set. They also tend not … Continue reading

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