faith

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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Made in the Image

Dorothy L Sayers is best known as the creator of suave sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey but she was also one of the finest Anglican theologians of the 20th century. Sayers challenged the patriarchal church of her day to broaden its understanding of what it means to be human, male and female and in her book Mind of the Maker used the creative process in the arts and literature to illuminate theology and vice versa. Amy Orr-Ewing is Director of the Oxford Centre…

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Feeling Mortal

One of the inescapable realities of being human is death. Christianity is sometimes accused of denying this reality but in fact sees death not so much as an ending but a new beginning. The Revd Andrew Edmeads MA has for many years been chaplain to a Children’s Hospice and is better qualified than most to reflect on the encounter of the human being with approaching mortality. He writes: “I have become more interested in what it means to be human,…

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I think, therefore I am? – Lecture by Jon Riding

Insight Lecture 9th Oct 2017 Jon Riding. Good evening ladies and gentlemen. This evening I am going to give you a glimpse of a new world. It is a world in which there is scope for much relief of human suffering and where more of humanity might see hopes and dreams fulfilled. But it is equally a world which might easily become a dystopian nightmare. It is a world in which humankind are no longer the only intelligent beings and…

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Here I Stand

Revd Guntars Reboks We are delighted to welcome the Abbey’s very own Revd Guntars Reboks, himself a priest of the Latvian Lutheran Evangelical Church Overseas, to explore with us the contribution of Lutheranism to Global Church. On the 31st of October 1517 a German monk and theologian named Martin Luther pinned a document to the door of the Schlosskirche in Wittenberg protesting against the abuse of indulgences in the teaching and practice of the Church of his day. Within just…

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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 drama of our salvation

A Sherborne Abbey Insight Lecture on the Eucharist, given by Canon Eric Woods on Monday 1 February 2016 Many years ago, in 1945, a remarkable man, a Benedictine monk of the Church of England, Dom Gregory Dix, published a pioneering study of the Eucharist and its history called The Shape of the Liturgy. Some of his arguments are now disputed, but towards the end of the book he delivered a sustained meditation on the sheer power of the Eucharist which…

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Two Minds, One Heart!

An Insight Lecture given by the Revd Sister Ann-Marie Stuart, F.J., MA on the 11th January 2016 at Sherborne. In his book entitled ‘The Collage of God’ Canon Mark Oakley, Chancellor of St. Paul’s Cathedral refers to an image from The Greek Philosopher Archilochus, suggesting that there are two different takes on life. He said, the Fox knows many things, while the hedgehog knows one big thing. Isaiah Berlin interpreted this as meaning that some people relate to one central…

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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