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Lectures at St Peter’s Methodist Church

The Contemporary Theology Group convenes lectures at St Peter’s Methodist Church on a monthly basis for the first half of the year. Entry is £3 per person per lecture, and the evening begins at 7:45pm unless stated otherwise. 27 more words

Daily Reflections

Rowan Williams on self-judgment

Bonhoeffer writes , “They often tell me / I would step from my cell’s confinement / calmly, cheerfully, firmly, / like a squire from his country-house.” … But the poem is about the great gulf between what “they” see – a confident, adult, rational, prayerful, faithful, courageous person – and what he…

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Questions of Faith

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, 9th February at 8.00 pm when we will continue with Chapter 3 of ‘Being Disciples’.  All welcome!

“Discipleship,” says Rowan Williams in this companion to his best-selling… 115 more words

Prayer Focus

The Sign and the Sacrifice: The Meaning of the Cross and Resurrection by Rowan Williams

Rowan Williams numbers not only among the most influential theologians in the world, but among the top living minds, period. His career is both impressive and praiseworthy—dedication over the course of his career to both local church ministry and the Christian academy, faithful leadership at the top of the Anglican Communion through its recent global rupture, and no hesitation to use his weight as a public theologian and political figure in the UK and beyond. 571 more words


Obedience to Wisdom

The assumption that Scripture is a book of positive law in which we find specific directives for the Church’s ordering requires us to ignore the whole question of the coherence of human nature and its goals, and the coherence of God’s own being.   235 more words

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Divine Will & Contemplation

In the Dublin Fragments Hooker shows his anxiety over a doctrine of absolute divine decrees divorced from a theology of the ‘natural’ will of God ‘to exercise his goodnes of his owne nature, by producing effects wherein the riches of the glorie thereof may appeare’ (section 27); and the sermons more than once reflect the pastoral implications of a debate over the primacy of absolute divine will.   95 more words

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Pontius Pilate and Karl Rove

Tom Wright is fond of repeating that God is putting the world to rights – not just ‘has’ or ‘will’ but ‘is’. Anyone familiar with his writings will be familiar with his concept of the Kingdom of God, which is something Jesus inaugurated and is an ongoing process. 662 more words