This morning I’d like to reflect on the priest as bearer of burdens – and lest you think I’ve gone all clerical and elitist, I do mean to emphasise the priesthood of all believers, and how we have the power to forgive and be channels for God’s absolution and comfort. Preachers sometimes like to think […]
Dr Geoffrey Stevenson lectures in homiletics and the development of preachers at New Collage, University of Edinburgh. Before his study here he was Director of the Centre for Christian Communication at St Johns College, Durham. He also previously worked for 20 years as an actor, specialising in mime and physical theatre.
A reflection on Jesus’ words ‘I call you my friends’ in this week’s Gospel reading – John 15:9-17 – a continuation of the theme of ‘abiding’ in God, as Jesus speaks words of devotion and intimacy, of love and profound friendship. A compelling characteristic of John’s Gospel is this intimacy, that resonates with present-day disciples […]