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Lectionary Reading Blog for 3 July: 6th Sunday After Trinity

LiturgyandSpirituality This passage raises many questions. Why sent seventy or seventy two for that matter? Why does Jesus do the same thing as in chapter 9? Why the vulnerability? Why no greeting in the street? Why stay in one house? When … Read more

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Congratulations to Sarum Graduates!

041-18thJune2016---Sarum-College-Graduation-Day---by-Ash-Mills Photographs by Ash Mills Photography Each year on Presentation Day students along with their family and friends celebrate achieving their postgraduate qualification from Sarum College. This year’s Presentation Day was held on Saturday 18 June 2016. Postgraduate certificates were awarded … Read more

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Grace Davie: The Future of Implicit Religion

davie Grace Davie was the keynote speaker for the 2016 Implicit Religion conference held at Sarum College on the weekend of Friday 20 May 2016. Davie’s lecture, The Future of Implicit Religion, was the inaugural Edward Bailey Lecture, in honour of … Read more

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Lectionary Reading Blog for 26 June: 5th Sunday After Trinity

LiturgyandSpirituality “When the days drew near for him to be taken up…” misses completely the rather mysterious Greek of this verse which is more something like “And it happened when the days of his ascension were fulfilled…”. The verb translated in … Read more

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Bookshop Bestsellers: May 2016

Sarum College Bookshop Body: Biblical Spirituality for the Whole Person by Paula Gooder, SPCK £9.99 The Art of Worship by Bishop Nicholas Holtam, National Gallery Company Ltd £12.99 Our Last Awakening by Janet Morley, SPCK £9.99 A (Very) Public School Murder by Simon … Read more

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Lectionary Reading Blog for 19 June: 4th Sunday After Trinity

LiturgyandSpirituality For whom is this passage good news? Certainly not for the pig farmer who lost all his (admittedly unclean) animals! Of course: the main protagonist, next to Jesus, mentioned many times, whose demons have a name but who himself remains … Read more

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2016 Sarum Lectures: Renewing Hope – Pray, Serve, Grow

SarumLectures The speaker for the 2016 Sarum Lectures was Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury. The lectures, organised in partnership with Salisbury Cathedral, were held on four consecutive Wednesday evenings at 7pm in the Cathedral’s North Transept on the theme of renewing hope. Audio … Read more

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Book of the Month: June 2016

grounded Grounded by Diana Butler Bass This is a remarkable book which draws together the Church, the environment, theology and the ways in which we understand God, into a revolutionary view of twenty-first century religious experience. This is an extraordinarily moving … Read more

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

LiturgyandSpirituality 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

LiturgyandSpirituality 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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