Sermon: Out of the Night

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Preached by Lee Weissel on Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Nicodemus by day is a teacher of Israel, but when he comes to Jesus by night he is confused and doesn’t understand.

Will we bring the night time version of ourselves to Jesus.

Sermon: Without Blemish

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Preached by Richard Humphrey on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

The Dean spoke at the launch in Tasmania of Promoting Equality and Respect an interfaith collaboration on preventing family violence on International Women’s Day.

The text of his speech is here.

The audio is from a sermon given on this topic from 2015 from which much of the material was taken.


Sermon: Bible Society 200

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Preached by Richard Humphrey on Sunday, March 5th, 2017

The Bible Society in Australia 200 and its right to celebrate because with the Bible you can have your cake and eat it.  But why is it a good book well it has something to do with JESUS.

The text of the address is here.

As a bonus you can listen to Mark Barry talk about the work of the Bible Society as well as interview with Louise Sherman & Liz Pinner about the book of Indigenous Art telling the story of the Bible. Our Mob, God’s Story.

Sermon: Lent Out of Shape

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Preached by Richard Humphrey on Sunday, March 5th, 2017

This Lent we need to ask what shape we are in, and ask are we OK about that, is God OK about that?

Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing that you have made, and you forgive the sins of all who are penitent: create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins, and acknowledging our brokenness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The text can be found here.

Sermon: No Other Foundation (200 Years On)

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Preached by Richard Humphrey on Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Knopwood PaintingA sermon first preached by The Rev’d Robert Knopwood
on the occasion of the laying of the Foundation Stone of the Church of St David, February 19th, 1817.

“We shall consider Christ as the foundation of our Faith
His Doctrines are the foundation of our Faith. His Life is the foundation of our Practice, His Promises is the foundation of our hope.”

You can see this on the text portion pictured.

Sermon: Opening of the Legal Year Address

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Preached by Professor Tim McCormack on Friday, February 3rd, 2017

The Traditional Ecumenical Service that start to the Legal Year. This years guest, Professor Tim McCormack, will be speaking on “Renewing our Commitment to Justice.”

Professor Tim McCormack

Tim McCormack is a Professor of Law at the Melbourne Law School and an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Tasmania Law School. He is also the Special Adviser on International Humanitarian Law to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague and a Director of World Vision Australia. Tim has recently returned from a sabbatical year in the US where he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar, the Charles H Stockton Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the Stockton Centre for the Study of International Law at the US Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, and James Barr Ames Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School for the Winter Term (January 2016).

Tim was the Foundation Australian Red Cross Professor of International Humanitarian Law (1996-2010) at the Melbourne Law School, and also the Foundation Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law (2001-2010) – a collaborative initiative (established 2001) between the Melbourne Law School and the Australian Defence Force Legal Service. He has held a number of significant international appointments as: an international observer for Phase 2 of the Turkel Commission of Enquiry into Israel’s processes for investigation of alleged violations of International Humanitarian Law (Jerusalem, 2011-2013); amicus curiae on international law matters to the judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia for the trial of Slobodan Miloševic (The Hague, 2002-2006); expert International Humanitarian Law adviser to Major Mori for the defence of David Hicks before the US Military Commission (Guantanamo Bay, 2003-2007). Tim is also a member of the international advisory boards of a number of academic institutions in the US, Israel, Germany and Sweden.

Tim grew up in Burnie and attended Burnie State School, Parklands High School and Hellyer College. He is a graduate of the University of Tasmania (LL.B. Hons. – 1982) and of Monash University (Ph.D. – 1990).