2016 Videos

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2016 Videos

 

    The Splash of Words: Believing in Poetry - Mark Oakley | 8 November 2016

Poetry is what we reach for when we are falling in love, when we are grieving and when we search the great mysteries. It’s easy to think the language of faith is in creeds, sermons and certainties, but Mark Oakley says that it is poetry that is the person of faith’s native language. In this talk he will invite us on an adventure into poetry’s power to startle, challenge and reframe our vision: like throwing a pebble into water, the words of a poem cause a splash whose ripples can, if we let them, transform the way we see the world, ourselves, and God.

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    The Beauty and the Horror: Searching for God in a Suffering World - Richard Harries and Loretta Minghella | 11 October 2016

Life is at once wonderful and terrible, beautiful and appalling. It is one of the greatest stumbling blocks to faith for the believer and the non-believer alike. How can we live with this contradiction? And how can we believe in a just and loving God in the face of all the evils of the world?  Richard Harries, former Bishop of Oxford, and Loretta Minghella, the Chief Executive of Christian Aid, speak about the reality of suffering and evil in the world, and how in the face of it we can possibly live lives of hope and believe in a God of love.

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    Accidental Saints: Finding God in all the Wrong People - Nadia Bolz-Weber and Richard Coles | 6 September 2016

Please note only the section of the film with Richard Coles is available. What if God is showing us the glory, the grace and the transformative love of his presence in the people who happen to be there, whether we like it – and them – or not?  And could it possibly be that God is calling us to be saints as well, however unlikely that seems? Nadia Bolz-Weber and Richard Coles are two of the freshest voices in contemporary Christianity and they reflect on what a life of sanctity might be in the 21st century.

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    Resurrection: Christianity and the Body - Paula Gooder | 15 June 2016

Paula Gooder, one of the best-known and best-loved Biblical scholars and teachers of our times, says that the Bible tells a much more complicated story about our bodies than that. She will explore what a Biblical spirituality for the whole person might be and reveal how we are called to relate to God with the whole of our selves – body and soul, mind and heart.

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    Money and the Kingdom of God - Eve Poole and Angus Ritchie
12 April 2016

Two activist-theologians, Canon Dr Angus Ritchie who is the Director of the Centre for Theology and Community and Dr Eve Poole who teaches at Ashridge Business School, offer a vision of what God’s kingdom of love might look like right here, right now and how our personal choices can bring its reality closer. 

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    Creation: Science, Faith and the Bible - Katharine Jefferts Schori
3 March 2016

Katharine Jefferts Schori, by profession and passion both scientist and theologian, will look at the many meanings of the first chapters of Genesis, exploring what they can teach us about God, the world, and ourselves.

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