Advent 4: Mary’s Song of Redemptive Revolution

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

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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Provoking one another to love in times of violence and terrorism

In this podcast Ian Mobsby explores the theme of Mark 13 and Hebrews 10, to explore the importance of Christians being loving.  In the shock and violence of the attacks in Paris this weekend, Ian explores what Church is about, and the words of Hebrews quote ‘let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds’. You […]

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The Raising of Lazarus as hope in the resurrection on All Saints Day

Drawing on the Gospel Text of Luke Chapter 11 verses 32-44, Ian Mobsby explores the spiritual significance of the raising of Lazarus. On this Sunday, All Saints Day, the Church traditionally explores the theological concept of the ‘Communion of the Saints’ that exists outside time.  Further Ian explores three applications of the implications  of the story of raising of Lazarus. […]

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