Category Archives: Byron Bay

Dreams, nightmares and well-being

Pentecost 10 (A) 13 August 2017 Byron Bay Anglican Parish The readings set for today invite us to explore corners of our faith practice that sit uncomfortably with the prevailing outlook of our culture. This is often the case, and … Continue reading

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Treasure, Pearls, Fish and Scholars

Pentecost 8 (A) 30 July 2017 Byron Bay   We have four more parables this Sunday as we complete our series in Matthew 13. Not one of them involves farmers, so George can relax this week. Buried treasure (casual passer-by) … Continue reading

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Feral weeds and rotting yeast

Pentecost 7 (A) 23 July 2017 Byron Bay & Broken Head Today’s readings offer us another serve of Jesus as the master of the parable. This is the second of three Sundays that we spend in Matthew 13. The lectionary … Continue reading

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Comfortable words, challenging words

Pentecost 5A 9 July 2017 Byron Bay   The readings set for today each have their own logic, but taken together they fail to cohere in the way that we sometimes experience. We could pursue anyone of these three readings, … Continue reading

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An unacceptable tale

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (A) Byron Bay & Ewingsdale 2 July 2017 As you may guess, by choosing to offer my sermon directly after the reading from Genesis 22, something is afoot. In our Wednesday morning Bible study group we … Continue reading

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Losing life, finding life

Third Sunday after Pentecost (A) Byron Bay & Broken Head 25 June 2017   This week’s lectionary texts invite us to reflect on the stark reality that life can be challenging, and that even being a person of faith is … Continue reading

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Communities of the Triune God

Trinity Sunday (A) 11 June 2017 Byron Bay   As we transition from the Great Fifty Days of Easter to the long season of ‘Ordinary Time’, we pause to observe Trinity Sunday: the Feast of the Holy and Blessed Trinity. … Continue reading

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Jesus people, Spirit people

Pentecost Sunday 4 June 2017 Byron Bay On this fiftieth day after Easter we conclude our ‘week of weeks’ during which time we have been reflecting on the attributes of spiritually confident faith communities. In our celebrations today we focus … Continue reading

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Good News for all of life

Easter 7 (A) 28 May 2017 St Paul’s Church, Byron Bay St Oswald’s Church, Broken Head   This morning we conclude our series of sermons on the attributes of a spiritually confident faith community in contemporary Australia. We began by … Continue reading

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Oasis of shalom

Easter 6 (A) 21 May 2017 St Paul’s Anglican Church Byron Bay This morning we continue our series of sermons on the attributes of a spiritually confident faith community in contemporary Australia. We began by considering what we mean by … Continue reading

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