In this podcast the St Luke’s nascient new monastic community met with Rob Ryan to explore his experiences and perspectives regarding new monasticism and the formation of misisonal communities. Rob is an Anglican Ordained Pioneer Minister who has previously worked at Rochester Cathedral and in Gillingham birthing a new monastic community that was called ‘The Gathering’. More recently Rob has moved to the Greenwich Penninsula as a Team Vicar with a remit to be involved in pioneering mission activity, building a missional community in the Greenwich Penninusla. This podcast was recorded on the 26th January 2016. For more information on St Luke’s see www.stlukespeckham.co.uk
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In this podcast on the first Sunday of Epiphany 2016, Ian Mobsby explores the theme of ‘Living the baptism orientated life’ drawing on the Gospel of Luke, and his interepration of the baptism of Jesus. Luke is different to other gospel writers in that there are no details about the baptism, but a greater concern for what happened afterwards. For more information on St Luke’s Church and missional communities please see www.stlukespeckham.co.uk
In this podcast on the second Sunday of Christmas 2015/16 Ian Mobsby draws on the Gospel of Johnj Chaoter 1 to explore the theme of a Jesus being the Word, the exposed identity of God who in paradox is human and God. This is the wild hope of Christianity for all humanity. For mote information on the St Luke’s community and resources see www.stlukespeckham.co.uk.
In this podcast on the first Sunday of Christmas 2015/16 Ian Mobsby draws on the Gospel of Luke 2:41-52 and Acts 7.51-60 to explore the theme of a Christianity that costs. In the Acts reading Ian explores the death of Stephen, the first Christian to die for their faith, and also the Luke reading of a young 12 year old Jesus listening and engaging with the Torah in the temple in Jerusalem. Both these texts suggest that much of the Christian life is not easy, often where we do not fit in with contemporary society. For mote information on the St Luke’s community and resources see www.stlukespeckham.co.uk.
In this podcast on Christmas Day at St Luke’s Church Peckham Ian Mobsby explores the meaning of ‘Emmanuel’ as ‘God with us’. Too often in Christianity the story of the birth of Jesus is heard as the story of the God ‘for them’. This homily explores the generous and scandalous love of God, that seeks to come as a fragile human being for hope for all people. The paradox of a man coming from God who was truly God and truly human.
In this podcast on Christmas Eve at St Luke’s Church Peckham, drawing on Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) Ian Mobsby explores the theme of Jesus born as the excluded yet holy child of God. The Emmanuel ‘God with us’ born in a stable sleeping in a feeding box.
In this podcast on the fourth Sunday of Advent, 2015, Ian Mobsby explores the context and meaning of Mary’s Song of Redemptive Revolution as recorded in the Gospel of Luke 1.39-45[46-55]. This text commonaly called the Magnificat, is said at Evening Prayer in most Anglican Churches and religious communities. As such Mary’s vision is deeply political in that it seeks the common good for economic, social and ecological justice. This not a violent revolution, but a calling for all those who have and have not to come to the table as equal particpants in the Kingdom of God.
In this podcast recorded on the third Sunday of Advent in 2015, Ian Mobsby explore the theme of a baptism of repentance marked by trust, generosity and integrity. Ian explores this central teaching from John the Baptist as recorded in Luke 3.7-18.
In this St Luke’s Church podcast, Ian Mobsby explores the theme of baptism in the Christian faith, and the role of John the Baptist in the lectionary reading for the Second Sunday of Advent. John the Baptist as the last prophet of Israel and what is called the Herald of the Messiah, taught a baptism of repentance and of purification. Since then the Christian Church has baptised people as the beginning of the path of following Christ.
In this podcast at the beginning of Advent 2015, Ian Mobsby drawing on Matthew Chapter 4, explores the theme of the ‘great waiting’. We remember Mary who chose to have faith in God even though it made her an outsider and at some personal risk. This was recorded on Sunday 29th November at St Luke’s Church Peckham.