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Podcast: Lucy Winkett on Reading the Bible with your Feet

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01 October 2021

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The Revd Lucy Winkett

The Revd Lucy Winkett

ON THIS week’s podcast, Lucy Winkett talks about her new book Reading the Bible with your Feet (Canterbury Press): a collection of her sermons from recent years, some of which were preached during the pandemic.

She is in conversation with Chine McDonald, a writer, broadcaster, and head of public engagement at Christian Aid. It was recorded at the Church Times Festival of Faith and Literature last weekend.

The book is available from the Church Times Bookshop for the special price of £13.49. Read an edited extract from the book here.

“Walking through scripture is . . . what I’m trying to encourage us all to do,” she says. “And to say we all have a preaching ministry . . . and that can be in a conversation, because conversation is revolutionary in scripture it can be in conversation as much as it is standing up at the front.”

During the interview, she also talks about how training for ordination in an ecumenical context has influenced her preaching, how she prepares sermons, the privilege of being a White preacher in a White-majority context, and what she learnt while preaching and leading a church during the pandemic.

The Revd Lucy Winkett is Rector of St James’s, Piccadilly, in the diocese of London.

Also at the Festival of Faith and Literature, Chine McDonald spoke to the former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Williams about her most recent book, God Is Not a White Man: And other revelations (Hodder & Stoughton) (Features 21 May, Podcast, 28 May, Books, 11 June). Access to a recording of the whole event can be purchased here.

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