Sermon for the closing Eucharist of the Michaelmas Term – Fr Earl Collins

At that same hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and … Continue reading Sermon for the closing Eucharist of the Michaelmas Term – Fr Earl Collins

Sermon preached by Rev’d Dr Alex Ross on the Feast of St Luke. October 2018.

2 Timothy 4:5-17           Luke 10:1-9 I don’t know about you: but I love ‘vision’ and ‘mission’ statements. There’s nothing I enjoy more of an evening than to sit down with a brandy and pour over the latest offering from a diocesan website. Now – I don’t mean statements about genuine … Continue reading Sermon preached by Rev’d Dr Alex Ross on the Feast of St Luke. October 2018.

Sermon for the first Corporate Eucharist of Michaelmas Term – Fr Earl Collins

  Sermon for the 18thSunday after Trinity The Letter of James is a New Testament book strongly influenced by Old Testament wisdom. The author - maybe James the “Brother of the Lord,” maybe not - uses literary forms associated with that tradition such as aphorisms and admonitions. James wants us to cultivate “the wisdom that … Continue reading Sermon for the first Corporate Eucharist of Michaelmas Term – Fr Earl Collins

Closing Sermon of the Easter Term

Sermon preached by The Principal Closing Eucharist of the Easter Term Westcott House, Cambridge Thursday 14 June 2018 Readings: 1 Kings 18: 41-end; Matthew 5: 20-26   “Christopher sets the lowest standards and consistently attains them.” Mathematics. Easter term, 1978. It was not the most glittering of my school reports. More biting perhaps even than … Continue reading Closing Sermon of the Easter Term

Stories, Metrics and Leadership in Churches

Guest post by The Revd Dr Vaughan S Roberts, alumnus of the House In his book The Tyranny of Metrics (Princeton University Press, 2018) Jerry Z. Muller from the Catholic University of America argues that a ‘metric fixation’ has been counterproductive for many areas in contemporary society. These include higher education, schools, medicine, policing, the military, … Continue reading Stories, Metrics and Leadership in Churches