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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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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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A Palestinian Jesus

A recent report in Haaretz has highlighted a controversy in Australia about the Palestinian identity of Jesus of Nazareth. The controversy itself is spiralling into an unattractive—and mostly ill-informed—social media ‘debate’ about the existence of Palestine prior to the destruction of … 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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