Am I heading to Prison?

To every thing there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance. (Ecclesiastes 3:1-4)

About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

A House Divided

Hi Fighter, “A house divided against itself cannot stand” If I were to ask you who said that, you’d probably recognise it as a quote from both Jesus and Abraham Lincoln. Jesus definitely said it first, but it was Lincoln’s use of the image in 1858, which he applied not to an individual (as did …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Is Civil Disobedience the way forward?

. Hi Fighter, “And out of the smoke, locusts descended on the earth … They had tails with stingers like scorpions, which had the power to injure people for five months. They were ruled by a king, the angel of the Abyss.” (Revelation 8) Forgive me for starting with the book of Revelation but things …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

A Nation Divided

. Hi Fighter, “I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.” (Matthew 10:34) These must be amongst the most forgettable words Jesus ever spoke. Could the Prince of Peace really have said “I did not come to bring peace”? And had Jesus really ever been intending violence? To the latter question, I think …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Let me work your corner

. Hi Fighter, Father Dave here, and glad to be back with you. You’ll forgive me for the long time between posts but I’m in the process of restructuring my online activities as I try to relaunch myself as a physical and spiritual fitness coach. In truth, I’m not going to be invited to pastor …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Down but not Out

Hi Fighter, I’m beginning this newsletter a little late. Indeed, I am on-board a flight to the Gold Coast with my wonderful daughter, Francesca, for a three-day holiday at Seaworld on the Gold Coast! This trip was originally planned for this time last year – timed to coincide with the end of my term as …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Is God a Muslim Communist?

. Hi Fighter, It’s Friday night as I begin this newsletter and I’m back in the bush. We are past Summer now and the nights are already getting chilly again. I’m wearing my Syrian Army jacket though and it is more than a match for the cold. Moreover, it warms my heart as well as …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Beginning again

Hi Fighter, I begin this update from a place that is as unusual for me as it is wonderful – sitting on the balcony of a hotel, overlooking the beach in Surfer’s Paradise! I’ve been up here for three nights already with my son and, in truth, I’m enjoying the environment almost as much as …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

A New Year. A New Hope

. Hi Fighter, As ever, I start my newsletter from my cabin in the remote bushland of Binacrombi. The silence here at night is deafening – no cars in the street, no people shuffling by, no planes going overhead, no stray cats fighting or dogs barking. That’s not to say I’m alone. There are thousands …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Thank you

. Hi Fighter, It’s a quiet Saturday night at Binacrombi as I start this newsletter. It is mysterious how this place can feel like a bustling metropolis one day, and the next day it’s just me and the tumbleweeds, … and then it all starts up again. Life as a whole is like that for …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

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