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Issue 169: A Preacher’s Miscellany

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Preaching the Great Everyday
Darren Blaney, Pastor of Herne Bay Baptist Church in Kent

The Art of Preaching Better
John Wilson, Auxiliary Bishop in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Westminster

Breaking down the dividing wall: The mission and ministry of the ecumenical preacher Part 2
Robin Gibbons, a Melkite Catholic Priest in the UK, a member of the Faculty of Theology and Religion University of Oxford and an Ecumenical Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford and of All Saints Cathedral, Edmonton, Canada

Forming Preachers
Francis L. Agnoli, Deacon, and Director of Liturgy and Director of Deacon Formation, RC Diocese of Davenport, USA



Preaching from Year B: May to July 2018
Duncan Macpherson, Features Editor, Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of Westminster, Retired Principal Lecturer and Visiting Senior Research Fellow at Mary’s University, Twickenham

Sunday 6 May 2018 | For many or for all?
Acts 10:25-48; John 15:9-17 | Johannes Arens

Thursday 10 May 2018, Ascension Day | For many or for all?
Acts 1: 1-11; Ephesians 1.15-23 | John Deehan

Sunday 13 May 2018 | Into the world
John 17:6-19 | Martin Camroux

Sunday 20 May 2018, Pentecost Sunday | The windy life of the Spirit
Acts 2:1-21 | Brett Ward

Sunday 27 May 2018, Trinity Sunday | The Trinity and the Travelling Life
Romans 8:12-17 | Rob Esdaile

Thursday 31 May 2018, Thanksgiving for Holy Communion | 'To be posessed by Jesus and to posses him - that is the perfect reign of love'
1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 6:51-58 | John-Francis Friendship

Sunday 3 June 2018 | Controversies which bring Kingdom Clarity and reveal the Character of God
Mark 2:23-3:6 | Clive Burrows

Sunday 10 June 2018 | God's Family Values
Mark 3:20-35 | Mary Cotes

Sunday 17 June 2018 | Seeds of the Kingdom
Mark 4:26-34 | Brett Ward

Sunday 24 June 2018 | Creation Q&A
Job 38:1-11; Mark 4:35-41 | Trevor Jamison

Friday 29 June 2018, Saints Peter and Paul | The fallibility of Peter and Paul: a weakness of Love!
Acts 3:1-10; Galatians 1:11-20; John 21:15-19 | Robert Gibbons

Sunday 1 July 2018 | Don't get in the way!
Mark 5:21-43 | David Hinchliffe

Sunday 8 July 2018 | From Disciples to Apostles
Ezekiel 2:1-15; 2 Corinthians 12:2-10; Mark 6:1-13 | Jonathan Jeffrey

Sunday 15 July 2018 | John the Baptist and Herod, Yesterday and Today
Mark 6:7-29 | Mary Margaret Pazdan OP

Sunday 22 July 2018 | A Different Kind of Shepherd
Jeremiah 23:1-6; Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 | Andrew Dart

Sunday 29 July 2018 | Five-thousand on a hillside
2 Kings 4:42-44; John 5:1-21| Paul Burden


Book Reviews

Covenant and Conversation | Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

Blue Planet Blue God: The Bible and The Sea | Meric Srokosz and Rebecca Watson

Theology Reforming Society: Revisiting Anglican Social Theology | Stephen Spencer (Ed.)

The Political Samaritan: How Power Hijacked a Parable | Nick Spencer

Introducing Practical Theology: Mission, Ministry, and the Life of the Church | Pete Ward

Theology in the Contemporary World | Ben Pugh

Saints on Earth: a biographical companion to Common Worship | John Darch and Stuart Burns