Monthly Archives: December 2015

Lectionary Reading Blog for 10 January: Baptism of Christ

Being called, being called by name, being loved and being called by God’s name. The name is significant in this. The passage sets being called by name in the context of security, it is a comforting passage rather than a … Read more

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Happy Christmas from Sarum College

Over Christmas and new year Sarum College will be closed from 5pm on Wednesday 23 December until 9am on Monday 4 January. We will respond to messages and emails when we reopen. 01722 424800  |  info@sarum.ac.uk Read more

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Lectionary Reading Blog for 3 January: Epiphany

Isn’t it wonderful to find the camels of our nativity back in Isaiah? Clearly Isaiah 60 somehow belongs to Matthew 2: 1-12. Both texts have a universal message: this little boy is not just for the Jews; the Holy One … Read more

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Bookshop Christmas Opening Hours

The bookshop will be closed from 4:45pm on Wednesday 23rd December 2015 and will reopen at 9am on Monday 4th January 2016. Our online shop will remain open, but orders received during this time won’t be sent out until January. … Read more

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Lectionary Reading Blog for 27 December: John, Apostle and Evangelist

The image this short passage paints is arrestingly beautiful: people standing and bowing at the entrance of their tents, while Moses walks and talks with God. A community at home with itself yet always at the entrance: coming and going. … Read more

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Lectionary Reading Blog for 25 December: Christmas

However familiar this text becomes it remains mysterious. Not long ago somebody told me enthusiastically about their bible study group. They had ‘done’ John’s gospel and some of the members of the group had for the first time understood this … Read more

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Lectionary Reading Blog for 20 December: 4 Advent

This beautiful story (so touchingly represented in one of the windows in Taizé’s church of Reconciliation) is a comfort to all who grow up in faith. In the beginning of Luke’s gospel there are some amazing encounters: here between Mary … Read more

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Re-launch of Colin Greene’s Christology in Cultural Perspective

Join Sarum College Bookshop for the re-launch of Colin Greene’s Christology in Cultural Perspective. Thursday 10 December at 12.30pm Colin Greene is Programme Leader for Sarum College’s MA in Theology, Imagination and Culture. His background, teaching experience and research interests cover … Read more

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Book Launch with Patrick Woodhouse

Join Sarum College Bookshop for the launch of Canon Patrick Woodhouse’s latest book, Life in the Psalms: Contemporary Meaning in Ancient Texts, the Mowbray Lent Book for 2016. Thursday 7 January 2016 at 4pm Patrick is a writer and Anglican priest … Read more

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Book of the Month: December 2015

Waiting on the Word: A Poem a day for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany by Malcolm Guite We are never very good at waiting, at being patient. It’s hard enough when we adults are waiting for a train or a bus. … Read more

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