Last Sunday, I preached. Those familiar with the service style at St Matthew’s will not be surprised to hear that though I love preaching, my opportunities are limited. So to preach at St Paul’s Bendigo was welcome. Thanks Dean John!   The occasion was Refugee Sunday, and the New Testament lectionary¬†readings for the day were from Mark 7 and James 1. The day and the readings were particularly apt given Bendigo had just ‘hosted’ a meeting of the United Patriot Front, who were using Bendigo as a rallying point for their brand of anti-Islam fear-mongering. In addition, St Paul’s had been a target of their rage in the last week. I suspect that Dean John invited me to speak because I have been somewhat…

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