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Faith

Readings: Presentation of Christ in the Temple

THE Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple is also known by other names - the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and Candlemas

Learning to shine as a light in the world

Learning to shine as a light in the world

Creation contains the seeds of the future, and we are co-creators of the Kingdom, writes David Bryant

Readings: Conversion of St Paul

ROADS are an important motif for the writer responsible for Luke's Gospel and for the Acts of the Apostles. The road from Jerusalem to Jericho, the Emmaus Road, and the desert road to Gaza are all scenes of transformative experience

Answering God’s call

Answering God’s call

In a new book, John Birch, a Methodist local preacher, provides prayers that follow the three-year lectionary. Here are his ideas for this Sunday, Epiphany 2 in Year B

Shocked out of complacency

David Bryant concludes his series on three medieval Beguines with an account of the life and work of Marguerite Porete

Readings: 2nd Sunday of Epiphany

NEARLY everything that could be said about the central questions of this Sunday's readings is summed up in Psalm 139

A public figure without a private life

A public figure without a private life

Adrian Leak commemorates a bishop not famed for his pastoral manner

Readings: 2nd Sunday of Christmas

A LEADING Pauline scholar describes the first 14 verses of the Letter to the Ephesians as "one of the most attractive passages in the New Testament"

Readings: 1st Sunday of Epiphany

ALL four Gospels record the baptism of Jesus (Matthew 3.13-17, Mark 1.4-11, Luke 3.21-22, John 1.29-34). That suggests immediately the importance of the event, but it also presents us with a puzzle. Is what happens at the Jordan about Jesus or about baptism?

Prayer for the week

Kevin Ellis concludes his selection from St Paul with an extract from Thessalonians

Turning secular to spiritual

Turning secular to spiritual

Hadewijch was no medieval dust-gatherer, writes David Bryant

Tue 27 Jan 15 @ 15:09
RT @malcolmguiteHappy and relieved to find a good review of my @canterburypress book Word in the Wilderness in this week's @churchtimes Lent book roundup

Tue 27 Jan 15 @ 15:07
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