|Published by Anne Bennett on Thu, 14 Feb 2019 00:00|
This Sunday we are looking at Jesus. We do that every week, of course, but this week we are specifically looking at Jesus as a person of the Trinity, the eternal Word, the Redeemer, the Saviour. We'll be thinking about what it means to worship a human being as well as a divine deity. Christology, the long word for this stuff, is a complex subject and I will not even attempt to do it justice in a short sermon - we don't go long in the C of E, as a rule.
If you would like to think more deeply, and to develop your faith, we are offering a Lent Course this year when we will be thinking about what it means to have an adult faith, a faith which is not based on dogma but on a reasoned exploration of the three pillars of Anglicanism: scripture, tradition and reason. To these I would add 'lived experience' for tradition alone is flawed. Our church tradition is one of exclusion and silencing of many people, and cannot be seen uncritically, and our reason is perspectival and limited. As St Paul observed, we see through a glass, darkly. In Sunday morning worship, we honour our faith tradition and what binds us together, but the Lent course will give us a chance to explore, in a safe and supportive space, what it means to assent to a creed written over a thousand years ago. For full details of the course, and other church events coming up, see below. (Note there's no Ark next week as it's half term).
We have Messy Church on Sunday when we will be looking at love, with lots of heart-related crafts and activities! I hope to see you there.
It's a bit warmer today. I told you Spring was coming, and with Spring comes light, and with light comes film crews. We have a number of visitors to our church, using the beautiful space to film in and around. Do please make them welcome if you encounter them.