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The threat of the outsider

The Gospel for the Eucharist today (Luke 7.1-10) was a gift, as the lections always are.  I was preaching at Southwark Cathedral and afterwards a number of people asked me to get the sermon out more widely.  1,436 more words

The preacher

They say that travel broadens the mind. Well, it can certainly give you some fresh insights into things and you can discover things that you didn’t know before. 571 more words

Sticks and stones

Children call out in the playground (well, they used to, I’m not sure if they still do)

‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.’ 889 more words

we are priests of the Most High God

1 Peter 2:4-5
4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,
5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. 302 more words

Jesus Christ

Celebrating diversity

It is quite hard – even for me – to put into words the atmosphere in Southwark Cathedral yesterday when Sadiq Khan entered to begin his mayoralty. 1,114 more words

Living Stones - part 2

Yesterday evening after worshipping with the Anglican community in Rome we joined the Sant’Egidio community for their evening worship at the beautiful and ancient church of Santa Maria in Trastevere. 311 more words

Living stones

I’ve been in Rome this weekend. Southwark Cathedral is fortunate to have what are often missing from congregations – people in the 20-40 age bracket. A group called ‘Connected’ was formed some years ago to keep such people connected and encouraged and it was members of that group that I have come to Rome with to have a good weekend but also to experience something of what Rome has to offer. 563 more words