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Four Sundays with Philippians

A Congregational Companion IMAGE: Our earliest copy of this letter: Papyrus 16 – Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 1009 – Cairo Egyptian Museum JE 47424 – Epistle to the Philippians 3:10–17, 4:2–8. Public Domain.   Gerald F. Hawthorne reflected on the four years … Continue reading

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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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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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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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People of the Book

Easter 4A 7 May 2017 St Paul’s Church, Byron Bay St Columba’s Church, Ewingsdale This is the second in a series of sermons that are seeking to explore some of the attributes of spiritually confident faith communities. We began the … Continue reading

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Christ has died

Good Friday 14 April 2017 Byron Bay   Today we gather to commemorate the death of Jesus: most likely on Friday, 7 April 0030. We are not re-enacting the crucifixion, but we are remembering that tragic event and reflecting on … Continue reading

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Breaking bread, sharing a cup

Maundy Thursday 13 April 2017 Byron Bay A small group of people are gathered in an upstairs room in a modest house on the Western Hill of Jerusalem. It is Passover time in Jerusalem and the Holy City is full … Continue reading

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