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Many of us have big questions that the Christian faith seems to leave unanswered. If God is both compassionate and all-powerful, why is the world full of suffering? Why does God seem to sanction genocide in the Bible? If God is always present, why doesn’t it feel like that? Krish Kandiah says that we need to look questions like these in the face, and that not doing so is neither healthy for us nor honouring to God.  

God-Soaked Life - Chris Webb

God’s presence permeates our lives and activities, reverberating throughout all creation. Chris Webb says that it can be easy to miss that in the ordinariness of our daily lives but we can learn how to open ourselves to the presence of God and, despite all our weaknesses and failings, find new lives of freedom and joy.  

Who am I? Identity, Faith and Being Human

What is it that makes you who you are? In the West we live with a passionately autobiographical sense of self – I am who I am so long as I can tell my own story. Research tells us that people are more afraid of dementia than cancer because loss of identity is the worst thing we can imagine. But are there other ways to think about this? Beginning from the experience of people whose identity is seemingly dissolving in dementia, two of our greatest theologians consider what it really means to be a human being. 

Democracy and the Common Good: What do we Value? with Michael Sandel

Recent political developments in the West have led many to question whether liberal politics is in terminal decline, replaced by a polarised and polemical discourse that breeds exclusion and resentment. St Paul's Institute series 'Democracy and the Common Good' seeks to ask how a common good approach can be applied to certain spheres of public policy to help shape an inclusive society which better reflects the values of the people in it. With the help of an audience of 90 students, Harvard Philosophy professor Michael Sandel asks whether globalisation and inequality have eroded the bonds that hold communities together. Are we citizens of the world, or is a citizen of the world a citizen of nowhere? This pubic debate took place under the Dome of St Paul's Cathedral on 19th March 2018.

Scandal and Glory: The Cross in the Bible and Poetry

Is Christ on the cross our brother in suffering or our King in triumph? Jesus’ death is at the heart of Christianity, but the four Gospel accounts are very different and the cross has been seen as both the throne of God’s glory and the place of ultimate desolation and defeat. In addition we have 2,000 years of interpretations, paintings, poems, theologies and liturgies that add to the complexity, and sometimes to the confusion.  Paula Gooder and Mark Oakley will look at different aspects of the cross through the gospels and poetry, exploring some of what we might learn from it not only of sin and reconciliation, but also of new life, love, freedom and creation made new.  

Songs of the Spirit - Megan Daffern

The Psalms are a unique treasury of spiritual insights, central to both Jewish and Christian devotional life.  They were also Jesus’ own prayer book, and are full of themes and experiences which fitted and illuminate his life and story, as they do ours.  But they move from exquisite beauty and praise to despair and even vitriolic anger, and need wise interpretation. Megan Daffern describes them as Songs of the Spirit; timeless, making connections between past and present, and allowing us to come closer to God in prayer.

Pilgrimage - Sally Welch

Why do pilgrims walk so much? What do they learn? And does it do them any lasting good? Sally Welch has been going on pilgrimage for over 20 years and her new book is a guide to the art and practice of pilgrimage through some of the most beautiful and ancient pilgrim routes in the UK and abroad. She shares her experiences and some of what she has learnt about how to go on pilgrimage well including what it has taught her about, among other things, trust, travelling lightly and the joys of companionship. 

St Paul's Alternative Advent - #5 - Wings and Tings by Kareem Parkins Brown

The fifth in a series of new poetry for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany. For each Sunday from Advent 2017 to Epiphany 2018, six exciting young poetic voices and one emerging digital artist reimagine the story of Christmas. Taking the Biblical text as a starting point, they each retell a story that is both personal and universal, layering it with meaning and peppering it with insight. They bring to life the humans behind a familiar narrative, and enable us to see them, and hopefully ourselves, in a new way.