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Welcome home Julian Assange

Prayers answered. Julian is home!

“Now there was a woman who had been suffering from haemorrhages for twelve years. She had endured much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had; and she was no better, but rather grew worse. She had heard about Jesus, and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, for

About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

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with our friends, Mimi and Andrw

Live without Fear!

“O ye of little faith”, Jesus says to His disciples when they shake with fear. We normally think of doubt as the opposite of faith, but Jesus’ words suggest that for Him the opposite of faith was fear, and that if you genuinely have faith, you won’t be afraid of anything. Is it really possible to live without fear and, if it is possible, do we really want to live that way? Doesn’t fear play a positive role in keeping us safe? Think this through with me.

About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

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My son, Soren, and me

It’s a Spiritual War!

Jesus has no credentials, and he was not a member of any of their parties or organisations. Jesus was not a Pharisee or a Sadducee or a Herodian or … anything. He was just Jesus, and yet he was making all the official representatives of God and the State look stupid. No wonder they wanted to kill him!

About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

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Free Julian Assange

Whosoever believes!

Saint Athanasius did complicate things. I believe in the doctrine of the Trinity, and I believe it was an important step forward in helping us understand how we can authentically speak about God. Even so, I don’t believe embracing the faith is as difficult as the Athanasian Creed suggests.

About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

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Bobby recovering after his first fight

The Violence begins at Home

Change will always generate friction. What Jesus warns us in this week’s Gospel reading is that we can expect this opposition to begin from within our own ranks. That has certainly been my experience. I’ve never had any problems with ‘ioudaios’ (which was John’s tribe). Those who have done me damage have almost all been white Anglican Christians (my tribe). That’s how it works

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