The First Sunday of Advent
In the flower shops you can already buy yellow spring daffodils. But I never buy them in winter. Not because I don’t like them but because I believe deep down you have to go through the winter waiting before you can reach those yellow and golds of spring and appreciate them for what they are.
All Saints Day
Have you ever met someone who you thought was holy or even a saint? Following this last week in British political and national life it seems hardly surprising that we have all grown a little wary of those who set themselves up as role models or representatives of virtue.
Every Saint has a Past and Every Sinner a Future
Recorded on: 5 November 2017
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Friendships and Understanding through Dialogue
Last Monday we held an evening of Scriptural Reasoning in St Martin’s Hall. This is a tool for inter-faith dialogue as those from different faith communities come together to read and reflect on their scriptures.
Give to God the Things that are God’s
Recorded on: 22 October 2017
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The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity
When I reflected upon todays reading I realised there are plenty of things to say about what it means to give the Emperor those things due to the Emperor. But then I suppose it depends on who at this present moment you think the Emperor is.
The Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity
There is a prayer that many of you will have read perhaps on cards you find in Cathedral gift shops, or on religious t-towels. It’s called the serenity prayer and it’s attributed to the American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr.