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A Poem, a Parable, and a Prayer

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Revd Dr Sam Wells preaching from the pulpit of St Martin-in-the-Fields

A Poem, a Parable, and a Prayer

By: The Revd Dr Sam Wells

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“The Bible is a poem. We want to rush ahead and make it a story, a story that starts with Adam and Eve and goes right through to the new Jerusalem. And it’s true, it is a story. But we aren’t really listening to the Bible unless we hear the ways in which it’s a poem, a jaggedy coastline with no tidy National Trust path and a lot of bits we have to say over and over and sit with and ponder and allow to dwell with us without making a lot of obvious meaning.”

A sermon from Revd Dr Sam Wells, delivered on The Ninth Sunday After Trinity.

Readings for this service: Hosea 1: 2-11


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