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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