faith

Holy Stardust

Angela Tilby spent 22 years as a producer with the BBC’s religious affairs department before being ordained. She served as the vicar of St Bene’ts church in Cambridge and is Canon Emeritus of Christchurch Cathedral Oxford. She is a regular contributor to Radio 4’s Thought for the Day and the Daily Service. The title of her talk is taken from her essay published in Living the Mystery, edited by Jeffrey John. In the essay she explored the apparent conflict between…

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Consider the Heavens

Faith and Science are often thought as mutually exclusive. Moreover, science is commonly seen as gradually whittling away the space left in our world for God. The discovery of the so-called ‘God particle’ at CERN in 2012 and the sheer immensity of the universe we see in the night sky can all conspire to question the place, even the need for God in our society. We welcome this evening the renowned astro-physicist Prof Dame Jocelyn Bell-Burnell FRS. Dame Jocelyn is…

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What is Truth?

Our series exploring what it means to be Doing Truth is drawn to a close by Canon Bill Cave MA. Bill Cave has spent most of his ministry as a chaplain, first at a University but latterly, and for much longer, in the prison service. He has served as the convener of the European Region of the International Prison Chaplains’ Association. In more recent years and until his retirement in 2017 he led the multi-faith chaplaincy team at The Verne…

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Fierce Imaginings – God and the Great War

Canon Rachel Mann is a priest in the diocese of Manchester with a long fascination for the Great war of 1914-1918. As we come to the end of a four reflecting upon that conflict and the effect it had on the world and those who experienced it we welcome Canon Rachel to help us explore the question: What effect did the Great War have on the perception of God and the Church. It has been suggested that the concept of…

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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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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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