Context and Content
A colleague of mine who spent much effort each week carefully crafting a relevant sermon was outraged when she found her supervising minister sorting sermon scripts
Report of the Trustees for the Year Ended 31 December 2019
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Avoid or Aver? Preaching Crisis
It was an obvious extension of feedback. As well as the usual group of fellow students asked to comment on the trial preacher’s sermon, questionnaires were distributed amongst the congregation hosting the worship
The Psalms: Wisdom for Hard Times
I have a recurrent dream—or perhaps a nightmare—that when in extremis the only words that I can bring to mind are advertising jingles. My last breaths are accompanied by trite ditties about chocolate bars, insurance, or supermarkets!
The prophet Amos has sharp words to say about the irrelevance of religious observance that ignores the realities of life for the poor. Such indifference to suffering makes hymns of praise pointless. God will simply not listen, according to this most earnest of social critics...
I began my working life in the retail trade. In the shop where I worked, we were often incentivised in order to sell more of this or that product. The ‘hard sell’ was a matter both of pride amongst the staff and a way to take home free goodies...
The College of Preachers wishes to fill two vacancies on the Board of Trustees
Diversity and commonality
Take heart that God’s call to each of us is to voice God’s presence and urging through our particular voices and in our particular circumstances...
Introducing the Revd Jennifer Brown as Director of Training
The College of Preachers is pleased to announce the appointment of Revd Jennifer Brown as our new Director of Training.
Report of the Trustees for the Year Ended 31 December 2018
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Women’s Voices 2019: Women Preachers, Women Hearers
This year sees the fifth Women’s Voices day conference, originally launched by The College of Preachers in The Preacher and a sell-out each year!
A woman involved in a car crash is 47 percent more likely than a man to suffer serious injuries according to the journalist and campaigner, Caroline Criado Perez. She makes a strong case that this horrifying statistic is a consequence of car design...
Vacancy: Director of Training
This post offers a rewarding opportunity for a person who is passionate about preaching and equipping preachers, to make a national contribution to the preaching ministry.
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Knowing a loved one
‘He unrolled the scroll and found the place …’ is a phrase from Luke’s Gospel (4:17) that I treasure. Whatever else we should take from the story of Jesus in his hometown synagogue, I’m sure we are meant to notice his evident familiarity with the text...
In a poll commissioned by BBC Religion and Ethics a couple of years ago, around a quarter of people who identified as Christians said they did not believe in the resurrection of Jesus...