Category Archives: Grafton Cathedral

Marking Jesus: True kinship

Pentecost 3B Christ Church Cathedral 10 June 2018 [video] Have you ever imagined what it might have been like to have known Jesus during his life among us? To have walked the hills of Palestine with him, listened as he shared … Continue reading

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Easter—day #50

Reflections for Pentecost Sunday’s bulletin … Today we are observing Pentecost Sunday. This is a holy day with ancient roots that run deep into the spiritual soil of our religion, while offering us a fresh vision for what life and … Continue reading

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Ecumenism: journey​, pilgrimage and challenge

Easter 7(B) 13 May 2018 Christ Church Cathedral     The ten days between Ascension Day and Pentecost Sunday are marked within the Australian churches as a week of special prayer for Christian unity. As we reflect on the challenges … Continue reading

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Earthlings first and last

Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton Earth Sunday 2018 22 April 2018 [video] Today we have an opportunity to reflect on the significance of Earth for us as people of faith, and to reflect on the significance of faith—specifically Easter faith—for Earth. … Continue reading

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A letter to my critics

It seems that my 2018 Good Friday sermon has attracted more interest among a wider circle of people than I mostly manage to achieve. This includes negative reactions—some of them quite exaggerated—among conservative Evangelicals for whom there is only one … Continue reading

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Better than silver or gold

Christ Church Cathedral Grafton Third Sunday of Easter 15 April 2018 [video] During these great fifty days after Easter the first reading in Church most Sundays comes from the Book of Acts rather than the Old Testament. Normally we take … Continue reading

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Witnesses to transformation

Easter Day Christ Church Cathedral 1 April 2018 [video] Our second reading for this liturgy is from Paul’s first letter to the troublesome Christian community at Corinth. They were a tough parish for Paul to serve as their pastor, but … Continue reading

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Rethinking the cross of Jesus

Good Friday Christ Church Cathedral 30 March 2018 [video | Letter to my critics | Making meaning out of the cross] This morning I want to speak briefly about the death of Jesus, about the cross. It is a most familiar … Continue reading

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When words fail …

Christ Church Cathedral Grafton Lent 5 (B) 18 March 2018 [video] This week the Sunday lectionary offers us three serves of text, each of which centres around a particular—but different—metaphor. At first glance I wondered what exactly I would do … Continue reading

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The cleansing of the church

Lent 3 (B) Christ Church Cathedral Grafton 4 March 2018 [video] The lectionary today switches us across to a series of readings from the Gospel of John. For the next three Sundays our gospel readings will come from John even … Continue reading

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