The Nazareth Community launched at St Martin-in-the-Fields
On Sunday 18 March 2018 47 people made their promises and were blessed by the vicar, Revd Dr Sam Wells, as a new community was formed at St Martin-in-the-Fields.
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Sunday 7 October, The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity
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Reflections on Ten Days in Johannesburg
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I don’t really like the term practical theology. I don’t like it because for me all theology is practical. So to employ the term practical theology is to suggest two things that in my view are mistaken. The first is that theology is abstract and arcane, and that practical theology is the part that brings it down to earth.
Jesus: Human and Divine
There are two kinds of things: those that abide forever; and those that don’t. The things that abide forever we call essence; the things that last for a shorter period we call existence.
We human beings are in the first category. We exist: we think that because we exist we’re the heart of all things. But we forget that existence isn’t all there is. Existence is not the same as essence. Existence is subject to change and decay – and death. Essence isn’t. Yes, we do indeed exist. But we’re not essences: we’re not permanent. We’re not essential. Take us away and there still is. Our being depends on the existence of others.
The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity
Two weeks ago I sat in the deanery garden of St Mary’s Cathedral, Johannesburg, with Godfrey Harwood, who was dean from 1986, during the transfer of power, and who had become a close friend of Geoffrey Brown, vicar of St Martin’s during the same period.
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The Transition to Autumn
Autumn always feels like a significant transition for me. I have been programmed by all those years of starting a new school year and the feeling has always stayed with me even though it’s a long time since my formal education ended.
Rowan Williams: Encountering the Other
Duration: 1:22:22. Watch the first lecture in our Encounter Series. Rowan Williams speaking about Encountering the Other earlier this month.