Christmas One: A Christianity that costs and where often you don’t fit in

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In this podcast on the first Sunday of Christmas 2015/16 Ian Mobsby draws on the Gospel of Luke 2:41-52 and Acts 7.51-60 to explore the theme of a Christianity that costs. In the Acts reading Ian explores the death of Stephen, the first Christian to die for their faith, and also the Luke reading of a young 12 year old […]

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Christmas Day: Emmanuel is not the ‘God with them’ but the ‘God with us’

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In this podcast on Christmas Day at St Luke’s Church Peckham Ian Mobsby explores the meaning of ‘Emmanuel’ as ‘God with us’.  Too often in Christianity the story of the birth of Jesus is heard as the story of the God ‘for them’.  This homily explores the generous and scandalous love of God, that seeks to come as a fragile […]

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Advent 4: Mary’s Song of Redemptive Revolution

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In this podcast on the fourth Sunday of Advent, 2015, Ian Mobsby explores the context and meaning of Mary’s Song of Redemptive Revolution as recorded in the Gospel of Luke 1.39-45[46-55].  This text commonaly called the Magnificat, is said at Evening Prayer in most Anglican Churches and religious communities.  As such Mary’s vision is deeply political in that it seeks […]

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An intro to St Francis & Clare with Sr Joyce Yarrow

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On Tues 15th December, a number of people from our nascent St Luke’s new monastic community met up with Sister Joyce of the Community of St Francis who have a Franciscan House in Southwark.  The evening was organised to help us begin to explore the importance of the insights of Franciscan thinking around Christianity to help us to begin to […]

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