Monthly Archives: August 2016

Lectionary Reading Blog for 11 September: 16th Sunday after Trinity

The parable of the lost sheep has always had more questions for me than answers. Was it normal for a shepherd to leave ninety-nine sheep in the wilderness and go looking for one? Was it normal to be so happy … Read more

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Book Launch with Martyn Whittock – Christ: The First 2000 Years

How has Christ been seen for the last two millenia? How was Jesus seen in the New Testament, and how did that view develop and change? Author Martyn Whittock gave a spirited talk recently on his new book Christ: The First 2000 Years … Read more

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Lectionary Reading Blog for 4 September: 15th Sunday after Trinity

Clearly, in today’s reading, Jesus is getting far too popular and needs to scare some people away. A problem many churches would be envious of. I imagine most pastors today would frown upon the scare tactic Jesus uses. Jesus asks … Read more

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Lectionary Reading Blog for 28 August: 14th Sunday after Trinity

Jesus does not only eat (and converse) with the marginalised he also eats (and speaks) with leaders. They did take notice of him; he was being invited to the dinner parties of the rich. The stories Jesus tells in this … Read more

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Paint Me This Way

Transforming Lives Through Portrait Therapy Friday 11 November 2016 to Saturday 7 January 2017 (please note that Sarum College will shut at 4pm on Saturday December 24 and re-open Tuesday, 3 January) Artist, art therapist and researcher Dr Susan Carr presents … Read more

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Lectionary Reading Blog for 21 August: 13th Sunday after Trinity

In this passage Jesus has a typical rabbinical discussion with the leader of the synagogue. It seems as if the leader of the synagogue is trying to keep order in the synagogue without taking Jesus on, talking with the crowd … Read more

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Bookshop Bestsellers: July 2016

Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine, Harperone £14.50 Body: Biblical Spirituality for the Whole Person by Paula Gooder, SPCK £9.99 A Drink of Deadly Wine by Kate Charles, SPCK £9.99 Being Disciples by Rowan Williams, SPCK £8.99 Growing Leaders … Read more

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Book of the Month: August 2016

‘Short stories by Jesus: the Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi’ by Amy-Jill Levine I was lucky enough to hear Amy -Jill Levine speak recently and found her funny and engaging.  In fact she was able to keep her audience … Read more

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Lectionary Reading Blog for 14 August: 12th Sunday after Trinity

We are reading the latter part of a discourse Jesus started in Luke 12:1. It is from the start an apocalyptic speech about judgement. And our section starts with the fire that is traditionally a metaphor for judgement. How do … Read more

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