Something Worth Sharing: Disability Day

Sunday 14 October 2018

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.

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Jesus: Human and Divine

Wednesday 10 October 2018

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.

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The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 7 October 2018

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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Reflections on Ten Days in Johannesburg

Sunday 7 October 2018

Duration: 16.32
Recorded on: 07.10.2018
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The Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 30 September 2018

At Open House London last weekend I ended the church tour in the Dick Sheppard Chapel downstairs.  The last thing I showed our many visitors was the wonderful St John’s Bible, this volume of the Gospels that we read from here every week.

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Love without limit

Sunday 30 September 2018

Duration: 12.13
Recorded on: 30.09.2018
File Size: 11,460

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Rowan Williams: Encountering the Other

Friday 28 September 2018

Duration: 1:22:22. Watch the first lecture in our Encounter Series. Rowan Williams speaking about Encountering the Other earlier this month.

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The Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 23 September 2018

In the first of our Autumn Lecture Series last Monday Rowan Williams spoke about what it means to encounter the other. He spoke with a simplicity that made one feel that he was articulating a truth you had always known, but I am still unpacking some of the things he said for like all real wisdom what seems at first simple has a huge resonance and depth of truth for the whole of one’s life.

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Encountering that which we do not own

Sunday 23 September 2018

Duration: 17.36
Recorded on: 23.09.2018
File Size: 16,504

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