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Podcast: Martyn Percy at the Festival of Preaching: The Verb of God made flesh — Jesus, love, and learning in a post-Covid Church

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08 October 2020

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The Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, the Very Revd Professor Martyn Percy speaks, via video link, at the Church Times Festival of Preaching, on Tuesday of last week

The Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, the Very Revd Professor Martyn Percy speaks, via video link, at the Church Times Festival of Preaching, on Tuesday ...

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This week’s podcast features a talk by the Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, the Very Revd Professor Martyn Percy, given at the Church Times Festival of Preaching, which took place virtually last week. His talk is titled “The Verb of God made flesh Jesus, love, and learning in a post-Covid Church.”

“Instead of constantly trying to present a Church triumphant, what about a Church that is receptive, learning, and humble? Not a Church anymore of monologue, but a Church of dialogue. Instead of a Church stuck in the broadcast mode, what about a Church that actually is in reception mode? Humble enough and self-aware enough to know that it does not have all the answers, and can truly listen and learn.”

Read more about this year’s Festival of Preaching here.

For anyone who missed the live event, tickets can be purchased here to watch recordings of all the talks: £10 for subscribers to the Church Times, £25 for non-subscribers

The Church Times, in association with the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM), will be holding a webinar on Monday 19 October on how hymns and liturgy have been effected by the pandemic. Tickets are £10, or £5 for Church Times subscribers and RSCM members. For more information and to book tickets, go here

Podcast edited by Serena Long.

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