Epiphany 4: The coming of the Kingdom through Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit by Shannon Preston

In this podcast on Sunday 31st January 2016, Shannon Preston explores the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple as recorded in Luke Chapter 2.  This day marks the end of Epiphany and of the Christmas Season.  Shannon explores the implications of the text and the prophecy’s of Anna and Simeon for the coming of the Kingdom of God through the […]

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Pioneering a New Monastic and Missional Community: a dialogue with Rob Ryan

In this podcast the St Luke’s nascient new monastic community met with Rob Ryan to explore his experiences and perspectives regarding new monasticism and the formation of misisonal communities.  Rob is an Anglican Ordained Pioneer Minister who has previously worked at Rochester Cathedral and in Gillingham birthing a new monastic community that was called ‘The Gathering’.  More recently Rob has […]

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Epiphany 3: The Kingdom and the body of Christ by Shannon Preston

In this podcast on the third Sunday of Epiphany 2016, Shannon Preston, (Priest from the Episcopal Church of the United States who is part of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s St Anselm Community living in Lambeth Palace), explores the implications of Mark 4: 14-21 when Jesus begins his ministry with the prophetic words of Isaiah.: The Spirit of the Lord is […]

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Epiphany One: Living the baptism orientated life as a Christian

In this podcast on the first Sunday of Epiphany 2016, Ian Mobsby explores the theme of ‘Living the baptism orientated life’ drawing on the Gospel of Luke, and his interepration of the baptism of Jesus.  Luke is different to other gospel writers in that there are no details about the baptism, but a greater concern for what happened afterwards.  For […]

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

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’

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

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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