Welcome back to a new series for the autumn: comfortable words. The title is taken from the opening verses of Isaiah 40-55, and also for a well known part of the Prayer Book liturgy for Holy Communion. Each episode will begin from a passage of scripture taken from this part of the Book of Isaiah.
You Shall Go Out With Joy
As we reflect on Isaiah 55, the verses offer a powerful invitation for weary souls: come. But our prophet turns this into a deeper invitation.
Lamb of God
How are we to hear the words of Isaiah afresh today as we walk through the pandemic, and as we re-assess our lives?
The Queen has approved the appointment of Gavin Collins as the next Bishop of Dorchester. Meet Gavin in this special edition of Bishop Steven's podcast.
A word for the weary
The next three months or so may well be the hardest of the COVID journey - how can we find the resources to give strength to our communities when we are already tired and worn down?
Will you come and follow me?
Welcome to Episode 6 of this podcast series, Comfortable Words. We’re exploring part of the Book of Isaiah: chapters 40-55, the songs of an unnamed prophet who sings at the end of the exile to call God’s people home.
When you pass through the waters
The experience of death for human beings is universal. We will, all of us, pass through this river. There is no way around it. So what elements are important in preparing the dying for their death, and why is that a key part of the ministry of a priest? The Bishop of Oxford offers five themes to reflect on in our preparation for death and for dying.
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Yes please - more of these insights and gentle drops of wisdom to stir our days and invite us into the roominess of a gracious God. Thank you!
My (extraordinary) family
A great conversation between +Steven Croft and ++John Sentamu which helps us to know what bishops are for - to encourage us and to give us all confidence to be witnesses to our faith in our daily lives.
Best quote: ‘The only way you know you’ve got courage is by doing risky things’. Let’s make 2019 a year of taking risks for God.