A sermon preached by Ben Edwards, ordinand at Evening Prayer 14th March 2017. I remember once at school there was this kid who was essentially at the top of the food chain. He was this sort of dark eyed, brooding thug who I never once saw crack a smile. His Dad was a detective … Continue reading The myth of redemptive violence- A sermon by Ben Edwards.
A Sermon preached by Rachel Murray, Ordinand, on 25th January 2017 for the feast of The Conversion of St Paul. _________________________________________________________ If you had told me…. 4 months ago…on 25th September, the first day of the Michaelmas term that today I would voluntarily be preaching to you on the Conversion of St Paul…..I would have … Continue reading Grace, Faith, Crucifixion and Church- A Sermon by Rachel Murray.
It is a great pleasure to publish the programme for this year's Westcott Foundation. As ever, there is a range of study days to resource church leaders in worship and mission, preaching and pastoral ministry, drawing on the riches of the church's tradition to enable engagement with the contemporary context. You can download study day programme here: Westcott … Continue reading Westcott Foundation 2016-17 Programme
by Revd Prof Dr. Michael Fass (Senior Research Fellow, Westcott Foundation) Introduction This article is about the way that those who do not take a Stipend from the Church can reflect on their roles and responsibilities and the way that the Church can respond to them. It is written from an Anglican perspective but its content … Continue reading Responsibility Without Authority
Michael Fass is a Senior Research Fellow at the Westcott Foundation, Cambridge, & former Chair of ICF (Industrial Christian Fellowship) Introduction As the news came through about the latest job losses at Newport in South Wales and Redcar in the North East of England memories came back to me of the hard years of … Continue reading ‘Crisis in Employment’ by Revd Prof. Dr Michael Fass
The centenary of the First World War has provided an important opportunity to re-evaluate its impact on religious faith and life. Westcott House is one of a number of partners participating in a new project examining the influence of the Bible during World War I, as well as how views of the Bible changed as … Continue reading A Conflict of Biblical Proportions? Scripture and the First World War
A Sermon preached by Arwen Folkes, Ordinand, on 18th May 2016. _______________________________________________‘No one who does a deed of power in my name will be able soon afterwards to speak evil of me’~ Mk 9.38-40May I speak in the name of….When a business idea is born there almost always follows a process of strategic planning, writing a … Continue reading The distinction of λόγος- A Sermon by Arwen Folkes.
A sermon preached by Rachel Revely, ordinand, on Tuesday 10 May 2016 Evening Prayer readings: Deuteronomy 31.14-29, 1 John 3.1-10 What… is… the… point? Now I am sure we have all thought that recently especially after midnight in the library. But that’s also what I would be thinking if I were Moses in … Continue reading What is the point?
Written by Philip Murray, Ordinand. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.Lk 1:38On entering the Shrine Church at Walsingham, pilgrims come immediately to the Annunciation Altar. There, in bright white and Marian blue, that tremendous moment at the beginning of … Continue reading Annual Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.
Sermon preached by Ayla Lepine, ordinand at Festal Eucharist for SS Philip and James__________________________________________________________________‘And you know the way to the place where I am going.’ In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.Our reading from John’s gospel this morning begins with something that that seems pleasant. Be comforted. Relax. Everything is … Continue reading And you know the way to the place where I am going. – A Sermon for St Phillip and St James