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