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1st Sunday of Lent

Deuteronomy 26.1-11; Psalm 91.1-2, 9-end (or 1-11); Romans 10.8b-13; Luke 4.1-13

2nd Sunday of Advent

2nd Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 11.1-10; Psalm 72.1-7, 18-19; Romans 15.4-13; Matthew 3.1-12

A neighbour who catches stones

Sam Wells explores the essence of true neighbourliness

3rd Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 35.1-10; Psalm 146.4-10 or Magnificat; James 5.7-10; Matthew 11.2-11

Grief, self-criticism, and a new immanence

Grief, self-criticism, and a new immanence

Nick Bundock reflects on his church’s journey to being inclusive, born out of tragic circumstances

This could be the best of all possible worlds

This could be the best of all possible worlds

THE 300th anniversary of the death of the polymath Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) fell this week. This is the man who gave us the calculus, as well as the binary system that made possible the computer revolution of the 20th century. More notoriously, this is the man who claimed that our world is the best of all possible worlds, a doctrine aptly known as optimism. Leibniz has been derided for it ever since

1st Sunday of Advent

1st Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 2.1-5; Psalm 122; Romans 13.11-end; Matthew 24.36-44

United in grief for lives given and taken

United in grief for lives given and taken

Paul Oestreicher reflects on penitence, national pride, and peace-making

Christ the King

Daniel 7.9-10, 13-14; Psalm 93; Revelation 1.4b-8; John 18.33-37

Eternal Father, whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven that he might rule over all things as Lord and King: keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit and in the bond of peace, and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for everAmen.

2nd Sunday before Advent

Malachi 4.1-2a; Psalm 98; 2 Thessalonians 3.6-13; Luke 21.5-19

Muddled, sophisticated, ‘Funk and despair’

Muddled, sophisticated, ‘Funk and despair’

The National Mission of 1916 gained a mixed initial reception. Robert Beaken explains how it progressed

 

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The word of God grew and multiplied

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Mon 5 Dec 16 @ 11:47
More from @BpBurnley, a 'Remain-voting Guardian reader' on his opinion piece on reaction to Brexit (from 11 min) https://t.co/XydKq85Sr2

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RT @educationpriestAdvent 2 Sermon: Renewal & Reform, Philip North and Beechgrove https://t.co/x1f3KnbSpW https://t.co/cuhMB0oAFc