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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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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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2017 Bible and Archaeology Study Tour

For those interested in a three week study tour with a focus on the Bible and archaeology, here are some details of the 2017 Bible and Archaeology program to be offered at St George’s College, Jerusalem in June/July this year. … 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 Eternal Dance of Love and Fear

A sermon at the Cathedral Church of St George the Martyr, Jerusalem on Maundy Thursday, 24 March 2016. Our paschal liturgies have commenced. It is Maundy Thursday, and we stand at the beginning of the three holiest days in the … 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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