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The Quality of Mercy in Preaching Q&A

September 13th, 2019

Brian Mclaren, Anna Carter Florence and Padraig O Tuama take questions after The Quality of Mercy in Preaching.  

The Quality of Mercy in Preaching

September 13th, 2019

The first of St Martin-in-the-Fields Autumn Lecture Series, The Quality of Mercy. Brian Mclaren, Anna Carter Florence and Padraig O Tuama speak on The Quality of Mercy in Preaching. 

The Quality of Mercy

September 2nd, 2019

"Mercy feels a slightly anachronistic word today, in a culture and political backdrop which often appears to be one of blame, hostility and increasing division. It is Shakespeare’s Portia who speaks of the quality of mercy she says that mercy blesses the one who gives and the one who receives and that 'it is the attribute of God Himself'.”

A Sermon delivered by Revd Richard Carter on the Tenth Sunday after Trinity
Readings for this Service:  Luke 13.10-17

Free tickets to our Autumn Lecture Series are available here: https://stmartininthefields.eventbrite.co.uk 

Let Mutual Love Continue

September 2nd, 2019

"The intriguingly named Kinky Friedman, a Jewish singer/songwriter, ran as an independent for governor of Texas in 2006. He was asked about his views on same-sex marriage. He replied, ‘I support gay marriage. I believe they have a right to be as miserable as the rest of us.’"

A sermon by Revd Dr Sam Wells, delivered on the Eleventh Sunday after Trinity.
Readings for this Service: Hebrews 13:1-8

Optimism, realism and hope

August 19th, 2019

‘Boris Johnson must peddle Brexit optimism “as if he were a steroid-boosted cyclist trying to win the Tour de France” between now and October 31, key Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg has argued’. ‘Johnson’s promise to prove “the doubters, the doomsters, the gloomsters” wrong, and his claim that “no one in the last few centuries has succeeded in betting against the pluck and nerve and ambition of this country”, is in exactly that vein’

A Sermon by Revd Jonathan Evens delivered on the Ninth Sunday after Trinity. 

Readings for this Service: Isaiah 5.1-7, Hebrews 11.29 - 12.2, Luke 12.49-56

Saved by Faith

August 12th, 2019

"Last week I took my nephew to see the production of Jesus Christ Superstar which is playing at the Barbican. It’s a great revamped production and the music, set and dancing feel fresh, dramatic and alive. When this show first came out in the 80s apparently some Christians demonstrated outside the theatres saying it was blasphemy. Quite the contrary, now it seems heartening and courageous that a major production aims to tell the story of the death of Jesus so vividly."

A Sermon by Revd Richard Carter, delivered on the Eighth Sunday after Trinity. 
Readings for this service: Hebrews 11.1-3, 8-16, Luke 12.32-40

Hosea 11

August 5th, 2019

"It was a nerve wracking thing bringing Fiona back to meet my parents. They’re quite conservative so this was the first time I’d brought anyone back to meet them. Would it be awkward? Would they cope?"

A sermon delivered by Revd Sally Hitchiner on the Seventh Sunday of Trinity.
Readings for this service: Hosea 11

Prepare Six Envelopes

July 29th, 2019

"It’s rumoured that as David Cameron cleared his office at Number Ten Downing Street he left on his desk for his successor three envelopes, with a note to say, ‘Open one of these when you get into trouble.’"

A Sermon by Revd Dr Sam Wells delivered on the Sixth Sunday after Trinity
Readings for this service: Luke 11: 1-13

Mary and Martha

July 23rd, 2019

"Have you ever felt like you are putting a lot of time and effort into working for God and not feeling like you’re getting much back?"

A Sermon by Revd Sally Hitchiner delivered on The Fifth Sunday after Trinity

Readings for this Service: Luke 10:38-42

The Spirit, the Kingdom and the Life

July 19th, 2019

"I want to tell you about three conversations I’ve had recently that I’ve come to believe all add up to something. The first was with a person who’d been coming to St Martin’s for a while. She said, ‘Why don’t we talk more about the Holy Spirit?’ It was a good question".

A sermon by Revd Dr Sam Wells delivered on The Fourth Sunday after Trinity

Readings for this Service: Colossians 1: 1-14