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Incarnation

Following our series of lectures during the autumn BEING HUMAN it seemed appropriate to close the circle by considering the mystery of the Word made flesh. We heard read this Christmas, as we do every Christmas, the opening verses of the Gospel of St John, “In the beginning was the word… and the word was made flesh and lived among us, and we have seen His glory”. The words are familiar but how can we understand the glory, necessity even,…

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Rock of Ages

The Revd Richard Coles The Revd Richard Coles has enjoyed a varied career. He trained as a classical musician but soon found himself playing keyboards with Jimmy Somerville as half of the pop duo The Communards. He is familiar to many as the presenter of Radio 4’s Saturday Live and as a regular guest on Radio 3’s Nightwaves, Newsnight Review and Have I got News for You. So how on earth does he come to find himself as the Vicar…

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On this Rock

Mgr Robert Draper, Vicar General of Plymouth RC Diocese, explores the place of the Roman Catholic church as part of global church in the 21st century. Until 1517 the RC church was the church in the West and Catholicism still brings its own unique contribution to the wider church. In recent years the election of Pope Francis in 2013 has brought a sense of refreshment and renewal with ecumenical initiatives and reforms at the Vatican. Where does this leave the…

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Faith in the Future of the EU

Ben Ryan (Theos Think Tank) at Sherborne Insight on Monday 25th April 2016 The first of three lectures on Europe and the impending referendum. To be followed by: Frank Field MP 20/5 – Better Alone Gary Streeter MP 16/6 – Better Together   Well thank you for inviting me here today, I am delighted to be kicking off this Sherborne Insight series which is obviously timely, with the referendum approaching, but I think is also important on a wider level…

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The Virtual Gospel

Will Howard believes that the church must gain a much better understanding of how social media shapes the way that much of society aged 35 and below now thinks of itself and interacts. Social media changes the way we think of ourselves and one another. The Christian gospel is fundamentally relational and unless we understand how relationships work in this virtual world we will struggle to share our good news. We are often warned that it is the younger generation…

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Revelations in Context

Tradition has it that St John the Evangelist, also known as St John the Divine or St John Theologian, composed the book of Revelation in a cave on the island of Patmos whilst in exile. Much of the book of Revelation has puzzled much of the church for much of that last 2,000 years. The dramatised reading of Revelation, Coming Soon, which was performed in the Abbey last year drew many appreciative comments and not a few questions about the book.…

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My sister’s keeper?

Loretta Minghella OBE Loretta is the CEO of Christian Aid and leads Christian Aid’s involvement in Aprodev (a group of 17 European church-related development agencies) and as a member of the British Overseas Aid Group (BOAG) and the Disasters Emergency Committee.

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Summer Insight 2015

Poverty & Environment We are used to hearing reports about the environment, local and global, and we are also accustomed to hearing about poverty. In the 21st century the poor, it seems, are always with us but perhaps we do not always stop to consider whether there might be a connection between these two. Images such as these are commonplace on our televisions and in our newspapers but is it possible that the way we think of and treat our own…

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About Sherborne Insight

The Insight Programme at Sherborne Abbey offers the chance to engage with the important questions for faith in our time. Lectures, Study Days, Summer Schools and Evening Classes all contribute to an broad programme which seeks not only to inform but to engage with the key questions before church and society. Share:Follow Us:

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Forthcoming Events
  1. Incarnation

    Monday, 12 February, 2018 @ 19:30 - 21:00
  2. NT Greek in a Week

    Monday, 23 July, 2018 @ 09:30 - Saturday, 28 July, 2018 @ 15:30
  3. Beginning Biblical Hebrew

    Monday, 13 August, 2018 @ 09:30 - Wednesday, 15 August, 2018 @ 15:30