Monthly Archives: October 2016

Lectionary Reading Blog for 13 November: 2nd Sunday Before Advent

Scripture never ceases to surprise me: “they will put some of you to death. (…) But not a hair of your head will perish. By your endurance you will gain your souls.” (v.16b, 18-19) How can somebody be put to … Read more

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Enkindling Love: Author Talk with Gillian Ahlgren

Join Sarum College Bookshop for an author talk with Gillian Ahlgren, author of Enkindling Love: The Legacy of Teresa of Avila. Wednesday 30 November at 5pm Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross, two of Christianity’s great spiritual teachers, communicate insights … Read more

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The Little Book of Prayer Experiments: Book Launch with Miranda Threlfall-Holmes

Join Sarum College Bookshop for an evening with vicar, historian and writer Miranda Threlfall-Holmes who will be talking about her new book The Little Book of Prayer Experiments. Monday 14 November at 6.30pm Commended by the Archbishop of Canterbury and … Read more

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Stepping Into Grace: Talk and Book Launch with Paul Bradbury

Join Sarum College Bookshop for a talk and book launch with Pioneer Minister Paul Bradbury. Friday 25 November at 4pm in Sarum College and Wednesday 30 November at 7.45pm at SML Church Centre, Poole. Based in Poole, Paul Bradbury is … Read more

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Lectionary Reading Blog for 6 November: 3rd Sunday Before Advent

Joel Green in his commentary on Luke (1997, 718) claims that this dispute between the Sadducees and Jesus is about scriptural interpretation. The Sadducees ask Jesus: ‘do you follow Moses’. But Jesus takes the question away from obedience to the … Read more

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Dr Andrew Todd to Join Sarum College

The Revd Canon Dr Andrew Todd has been appointed Programme Leader in Christian Spirituality. Read more

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Lectionary Reading Blog for 30 October: All Saints’ Day

This reading is very difficult for people like me: rich, full (just ate a Sarum lunch – they are good), happy and with a lot of people who speak well of me the ‘woes’ sound a grave warning signal. The … Read more

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Lectionary Reading Blog for 23 October: Last Sunday after Trinity

Jesus draws for us the image of a person who is righteous. The Pharisee’s righteousness is not in question, it is impressive. The unrighteousness of the tax-collector is also not in doubt. This is one of those parables where Jesus … Read more

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Bookshop Bestsellers: September 2016

1. Common Worship Lectionary 2016-2017, Church House Publishing £4.99 2. Being Disciples by Rowan Williams, SPCK £8.99 3. Christ: The First 2000 Years by Martyn Whittock, Lion Books £9.99 4. Listening to Your Life by Julia Mourant, Canterbury Press Norwich £12.99 5. Reflections for … Read more

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Lectionary Reading Blog for 16 October: 21st Sunday after Trinity

How does Luke dare to compare God with an ‘unjust judge’? Is this not blasphemous in the extreme in scripture? How does that work? Even so, thinking about it, the image of God as someone who neither fears God nor … Read more

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