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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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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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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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Two Minds One Heart

Revd Sr Ann-Marie Stuart, Monday 11th January 2015 Every time we celebrate our Eucharist or Communion Service in the Abbey we take part in a celebration that has come down to us through the centuries; a multi levelled spiritual experience. In this talk we will begin to unpack some of the insights which might help us to understand the exciting dynamics behind the music and the words. I discovered as I looked more deeply into what we do when we…

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Gospel Truth – Message and Medium

Dr Elaine Storkey explores how the media adopted by society for spreading news and information interact with the message itself. How much does the medium we choose to present the gospel affect the gospel message itself? In the last sixty years the way in which society spreads news has changed beyond all recognition. Television, Radio and most recently the Internet have transformed the way we spread news. But have the transformed the news we spread as well? Elain Storkey is a…

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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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