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Jesus the Jewish religious progressive

Baptism of the Lord Christ Church Cathedral 7 January 2018 [Video of the sermon from 8.00 am service]   May the Spirit of God that moved across the waters of creation, may the Spirit of God that fell upon the disciples … Continue reading

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Peace to those who are far off

Midnight Mass Christ Church Cathedral 24 December 2017 [video]   In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been … Continue reading

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Anointed with the spirit of the LORD

Reflections on the first reading for the Third Sunday of Advent … Today’s lectionary offers us a rich set of classic texts for Advent. As the sermon will focus on John the Baptizer, this brief note will explore the first … Continue reading

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Christ the King

Feast of Christ the King Christ Church Cathedral 26 November 2017 [video] Today is our day: the feast of Christ the King. While most people know us as Christ Church Cathedral we are actually the Cathedral Church of Christ the … Continue reading

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The Mind of Christ: Faithfulness

Christ Church Cathedral Grafton Pentecost 18 (A) 8 October 2017 This week our series of passages from Paul’s letter to the Philippians brings us to chapter 3. Background | Chapter One | Chapter Two | Video 1 (0800 Liturgy) | … Continue reading

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The Mind of Christ: Humility

Christ Church Cathedral Grafton Pentecost 17 (A) 1 October 2017   Video of this sermon is now available online. This is the second in our four week sermon series as we take the opportunity to explore the key themes of … Continue reading

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The Mind of Christ: Compassion

Christ Church Cathedral Grafton Pentecost 16A 24 September 2017   Introduction [A video of one iteration of this sermon is available online.] It is good to be here, and I am deeply appreciative of your welcome these past few days, … Continue reading

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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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