Monthly Archives: May 2016

Lectionary Reading Blog for 12 June: 3rd Sunday After Trinity

The setting of this story reminds us once again of the cultural and historical distance between ourselves and the story. Can you imagine a “sinful women” wandering into your house while you are giving a dinner party or having a … Read more

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Lectionary Reading Blog for 5 June: 2nd Sunday After Trinity

Like in the story of the servant of the centurion (Lk. 7:1-10) it seems as if the protagonist is not the most important person. The other story was not really about the servant who got healed; this story is not … Read more

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Lectionary Reading Blog for 29 May: 1st Sunday After Trinity

The centurion in our story evokes other characters from other stories. Not least the contrast with the widow in Nain in the following story. Luke often pairs contrasting characters like this. But also the centurion in Acts 10, Cornelius, who … Read more

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Lectionary Reading Blog for 22 May: Trinity Sunday

John brings in verse 15 together the Father, Jesus and the Spirit of truth. And he says something about their relationships. “All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he [the Spirit] will take what … Read more

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Training Tomorrow’s Lay Leaders

Sarum College trains lay leaders in a variety of ways, one of which is a partnership with Salisbury Diocese. In 2015, 10 candidates for LLM ministry enrolled on our HE Diploma course alongside our ordinands. Several of these LLM students are … Read more

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Book of the Month: May 2016

Good Disagreement? Grace and Truth in a Divided Church by Andrew Atherstone There is a little bit of the playground and its visceral realities still in all of us. We prefer to get our own way and sometimes go to … Read more

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Lectionary Reading Blog for 15 May: Pentecost

Babel is the city where people babble: not only a pun in English but also in Hebrew. The story we read today has a dialogue that is not a dialogue at its heart. The people of Shinar talk to each … Read more

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