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April 2021

Reading the Bible with People Who Don’t Read the Bible

Fri 16 April, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
More and more people today have little or no familiarity with the Bible. Have you struggled with how to help them understand the Bible’s relevance? This course is for anyone working with individuals and groups who are unfamiliar with the Bible and the various ways it can be read and understood. This day will be spent exploring various reading practices, such as dialogical and contextual methods, for approaching the Bible in fresh, exciting ways. The aim of the online day… Read more

May 2021

free

Ministry Open Morning

Sat 8 May, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
                          This is an informal virtual session for prospective students to understand more about the Sarum Centre for formation in Ministry. We’ll talk about our base at no 19 in Salisbury Cathedral Close, our commitment to hospitality and welcome, the wider generative learning offer alongside ministry programmes, and how Sarum is embedded in the Close and the city of Salisbury. Join us for a virtual tour We will… Read more

A Rough Guide to … The Holy Spirit

Tue 18 May, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
This short course gives a brief introduction to the Holy Spirit for those looking for an orientation to the doctrine, a refresher for those whose pneumatology is a little rusty, or in-spiration for those preparing for their Pentecost sermon. We begin by outlining the biblical foundations of the doctrine and some key historical themes and concepts. The course will address current debates on the role of the Spirit in the Trinity, gender in the Godhead, and how we think about… Read more

June 2021

free

Ministry Open Morning

Sat 12 June, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
                          This is an informal virtual session for prospective students to understand more about the Sarum Centre for formation in Ministry. We’ll talk about our base at no 19 in Salisbury Cathedral Close, our commitment to hospitality and welcome, the wider generative learning offer alongside ministry programmes, and how Sarum is embedded in the Close and the city of Salisbury. Join us for a virtual tour We will… Read more

Preaching, Poetry and Prophetic Speech

Tue 22 June, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
This day explores how poetic processes and forms are integral to the practice of preaching. We will examine the prophetic possibilities of poetic preaching, drawing on the idea of poetry as a practice of human speech to God that can also echo the voice of the Lord. We will read some classic spiritual poems together, as well as some recent examples of poetic-prophetic speech events, including spoken word poetry. We will explore in practical ways how to apply these ideas… Read more

November 2021

A Rough Guide To… Christ the Word of God

Wed 17 November, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
In the lead up to the festival of Christ the King, this course seeks to inspire you with a vision of Christ as the Word of God. We will look together at John 1.1-14, examining the somewhat esoteric biblical and spiritual traditions that lie behind early Christian ideas of Christ as Logos, the creative power of God. In relation to these traditions we will explore debates surrounding the popular writings of Richard Rohr on Christ the eternal Logos as a… Read more
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