Rooted and Grounded in Love (Ephesians 3:14-21)

  An excerpt of a sermon preached by Rev’d Wendy Morecroft at St Peter’s Cathedral at Evensong on Sunday 16 June 2019. Wendy recently completed the requirements for her Bachelor of Theology through St Barnabas College.  In tonight’s reading from St Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, I was instantly drawn to the word “grounded”, cognate … Continue reading "Rooted and Grounded in Love (Ephesians 3:14-21)"...

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Studying the Apostle Paul

  Although studying the apostle Paul can be daunting and, at times, quite perplexing, the more that I study him, the more I am amazed by him. For many people, Paul is a divisive figure; a moralistic, homophobic and misogynistic figure. It is easy to see how Paul can be seen in this light, if … Continue reading "Studying the Apostle Paul"...

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St Paul, Romans and the Rhetoric of Eschatological Hope (Part 2)

  Now, after having read part 1, you might be thinking that my findings were an extended activity in stating the obvious. By way of reminder, my argument was that Romans 15:7 – 13 is explicitly connected with a method of reading the Scriptures which understands the purpose thereof as engendering hope (particularly in how … Continue reading "St Paul, Romans and the Rhetoric of Eschatological Hope (Part 2)"...

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St Paul, Romans and the Rhetoric of Eschatological Hope (Part 1)

  It is late 2017, I am about to begin the process of researching and formulating my honours thesis, and I am overwhelmed by the potentially endless possibilities for exploration. I knew I had the desire to spend my investigative efforts in the letters of St Paul, though I had no idea what topics, ideas, … Continue reading "St Paul, Romans and the Rhetoric of Eschatological Hope (Part 1)"...

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