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None so blind …

St Paul’s Anglican Church, Byron Bay St Oswald’s Church, Broken Head FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT 26 March 2017 Introduction Well, that was a long reading: all 41 verses of John chapter 9! It is part of a series of readings … Continue reading

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A Sermon at the Well

Second Sunday of Lent, Year A (19 March 2017) St Paul’s Anglican Church, Byron Bay It is not often we can identify the actual location of a Gospel episode, but today’s Gospel reading may be one of those rare times. … Continue reading

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A sermon for St Andrew’s Day

Andrew of Bethsaida, the ‘first-called’  A sermon preached at St Andrew’s Theological Seminary, Manila on St Andrew’s Day, 2016. Introduction It is an immense honor for me to stand here among you on this feast day of St Andrew, and … Continue reading

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Saying YES to God

A sermon for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary at the Cathedral Church of St George the Martyr, Jerusalem on Monday, 4 April 2016. Today we celebrate the courage of a young woman who said YES … Continue reading

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The God who Reconciles

the followers of Jesus came to see the cross as an action in which God reconciled the world to himself. Continue reading

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A Christian theology of Jewish presence

The first reading for this Second Sunday after Christmas is Jeremiah 31:7–14: For thus says the LORD: Sing aloud with gladness for Jacob, and raise shouts for the chief of the nations; proclaim, give praise, and say, “Save, O LORD, … Continue reading

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Advent Sunday | Christ the King

A lecture presented in the Cathedral Church of St George the Martyr, Jerusalem on Advent Sunday, 29 November 2015 by the Very Revd. Canon Dr Gregory C. Jenks, Dean of St George’s College, Jerusalem. Introduction This is the first of … Continue reading

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Baptism Homily at Qasr al Yahud

A brief sermon at Qasr al-Yahud, the traditional site of the baptism of Jesus, on the occasion of the baptism of two study tour participants on Friday, 12 June 2015. The text was Mark’s account of the baptism of Jesus by … Continue reading

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Seeking Holy Wisdom

As followers of Jesus we can get by without the answers to life’s questions, and flourish in a world—and a church—where answers seem rare, and certainty even more so. But we cannot get far without holy Wisdom. Continue reading

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A boundary crossing God

A GOD WHO CROSSES THE BOUNDARIES A sermon for the third Sunday after the Epiphany (25 January 2015) at St Luke’s Anglican Church, Haifa Introduction As always it is good to be here with you, and I appreciate the privilege of … Continue reading

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