Category Archives: Sermons

Building strong families

Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton Pentecost 12 (B) 12 August 2018     [video] The great lectionary diversion As basic pattern, each year over a three-year cycle, we focus on the witness of one Gospel to Jesus: Matthew in Year A … Continue reading

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Abundance

Pentecost 10B Christ Church Cathedral Grafton 29 July 2018 [video] This week’s Gospel offers us one of the all-time favourite biblical stories about Jesus. This story was so popular in the early church that we find it in all 4 … Continue reading

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Capturing our characters

Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton Pentecost 8(B) 15 July 2018   Sometimes it feels like we are drowning in words. Words are everywhere, and especially so in church. Big words. Rare words. Fancy words. Lots of words. As it happens I … Continue reading

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Not without honour

Pentecost 7B Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton 8 July 2018 [video] In this week’s gospel passage Jesus goes home to Nazareth. This is another episode in Mark’s series as he sketches a Jesus who confronts, annoys, excites and irritates both his … Continue reading

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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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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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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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