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A Feather On The Breath Of God: Hildegard of Bingen (2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 38:46


The handout of images referred to in this talk can be downloaded at https://www.stpauls.co.uk/sites/default/files/2022-11/Hildegard%20image%20handout.pdf Hildegard was a composer, healer, preacher, theologian, mystic and visionary: a woman of her time and out of her time. Born in the 11th century, she was the founder and Abbess of a community of Benedictine nuns in the Rhineland, and her extraordinary range of writing includes revolutionary thinking about medicine, music, the Trinity, the interdependence of male and female and of all humanity with creation. She corresponded with the Pope, preached publicly against corruption in the church and public life, and in 2012 was declared a Doctor of the Church. June Boyce-Tillman will introduce her life, work, music and ideas, and why she is a theologian for our time as well as her own. The Revd Dr June Boyce-Tillman is Professor Emerita of Applied Music at the University of Winchester and an Extraordinary Professor at North West University, South Africa. She is a composer, hymn writer and the convenor of Music Spirituality and Wellbeing International which brings together healing, the arts and theology, and author of numerous books including 'Creative Spirit: Harmonious Living with Hildegard of Bingen'.

Koinonia Lectures - Esther Mombo and Adera Godfrey - November 2022

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 55:57


An academic seminar presenting the latest research from Esther Mombo and Adera Godfrey. 'Reading against the grain as a hermeneutic of the margins: Post Lambeth 22 reflections in the Context of violence' with Professor Esther Mombo and The Reverend Godfrey Adera is part of the Koinonia lectures for 2022-23, co-organised by the Diocese of London, St Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey, offering an opportunity to engage with the latest research from a wide range of theological and ecclesiological thinkers. Esther Mombo is a lecturer at St Paul's University in Limuru, Kenya, where she has served in senior administration and now teaches in the faculty of theology. She teaches courses in Church History and Theology. Her research interests are in fields of Church History women and theological education. Esther is a member of the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians coordinating the East African Region Adera Owino Godfrey is a Priest in the Anglican Church of Kenya. A PhD Student at St Paul's University affiliated to the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians. His research interest is in the intersection of Theology, Gender and Sexuality. His specific focus area is on incipient and latent scripts of theologies of gender and sexuality in the Anglican church of Kenya.

A Prophet Of Liberation: James H Cone - November 2022

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 46:49


Anthony Reddie introduces the life and work of James H. Cone, one of the greatest theologians of the 20th century, and explores his no-holds-barred liberationist Christian theology.

Stories from St Paul's: Florence Nightingale

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 6:11


In the Crypt of St Paul's can be found a memorial to Florence Nightingale by artist Arthur George Walker. Depicted tending to a wounded soldier, the words inscribed above read, ‘Blessed are the merciful.' Discover more about Nightingale's life and work in nursing reform, as well as a pioneering statistician, and her legacy as the founder of modern nursing. Produced and presented by Douglas Anderson.

A Life Turned Upside Down: Paul of Tarsus - November 2022

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 39:28


Paul of Tarsus is perhaps the most famous convert in Christianity. His dramatic encounter with Christ on the road to Damascus changed his life completely, turning him from a fierce persecutor of the new cult of Christianity to its passionate leader. A powerful personality and a visionary theologian, his letters are the foundational documents of the new church. At the heart of Paul's theology is the belief that there is nothing and no one who is outside God's loving redemption. Often we encounter Paul through memories of different preachers' and scholars' interpretations of him, but Paula Gooder will introduce him as the person he really was, including how formative his background as a Pharisee was to his thinking. Dr Paula Gooder is Canon Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral and a leading Biblical and Pauline scholar. Her numerous books include Body (about Paul's theology of the goodness of the body), and Phoebe: A Story which explores the context of Paul's letter to the Romans, his theological masterpiece.

In Green Pastures: The Psalms in Prayer and Music

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 74:52


The psalms contain some of the most beautiful lines in Scripture, lines that inspire and comfort us when we need them most. They draw us into a life of prayer and praise and have been the prayerbook of the church, and often its hymnbook too, for 2,000 years. Jesus himself knew them and prayed them. And they are profoundly honest about what human life is really like, from the heights to the depths. They take us on a rollercoaster of emotions, from joy to anguish, praise to fury, torment to a place of deep peace. They teach us that we can bring everything - our real lives, our doubts, joys, and even our very darkest feelings - into the presence of God. In this film, Biblical scholar Paula Gooder introduces some of her favourite psalms and their themes of joy, lament, comfort and reconciliation, and reflect on how they can draw us closer to God. The film includes live music, with members of the St Paul's Cathedral Consort performing settings of psalms from across the centuries. Dr Paula Gooder is Canon Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral. She is the author of many academic and popular books on theology, faith and the Bible including 'Journalling the Psalms: A guide for prayer and reflection' (Hodder 2022). St Paul's Cathedral Choir is led by Andrew Carwood MBE and is one of the leading choirs of the world. The reader is Adjoa Andoh, who plays lead roles in 'Bridgerton', 'Doctor Who' and 'Casualty', as well at the National Theatre and with the Royal Shakespeare Company. She is a Licenced Lay Minister in the Church of England.

Stories from St Paul's: Quire mosaics

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 4:38


If you direct your gaze upwards, the world can appear a very different and beautiful place. The mosaics of St Paul's are a perfect case in point! Artist and mosaicist William Blake Richmond had been in discussions about the interior decoration of the Cathedral since 1874, but it wasn't until 1890 that he had developed a scheme of designs for the ceilings of the Quire and Apse. Discover the inspiration and story of the mosaics that transformed the spaces they adorn with sparkling, vibrant colour. Produced and presented by Douglas Anderson.

A Restless Heart: Augustine of Hippo - Cally Hammond (2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 29:55


Please find the handout that the speaker refers to at https://www.stpauls.co.uk/sites/default/files/2022-10/Augustine%20of%20Hippo%20handout.pdf Cally Hammond introduces Augustine of Hippo, his life story, his most famous book Confessions, and his ways of prayer. She also explores why she thinks his difficult reputation is wrong, why he matters today and how he can be a teacher and a companion to us in our lives of faith.

6. Connection and Information

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 2:10


6. Connection and Information by St Paul's Cathedral

5. Scars and Healing

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 1:42


5. Scars and Healing by St Paul's Cathedral

4. Hope and Replenishment

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 2:22


4. Hope and Replenishment by St Paul's Cathedral

3. Growing and Changing

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 3:54


3. Growing and Changing by St Paul's Cathedral

2. Peace, Prosperity and Hospitality

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 2:32


2. Peace, Prosperity and Hospitality by St Paul's Cathedral

1. Introduction

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 1:39


1. Introduction by St Paul's Cathedral

Koinonia Lectures - Rowan Williams - Sept 2022

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 60:15


An academic seminar entitled 'Contemplation in the city: some modern approaches to prayer in the urban landscape' in which Rowan Williams talks about about Madeleine Delbrêl. Part of the Koinonia lectures for 2022-23, co-organised by the Diocese of London, St Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey, which offer an opportunity to engage with the latest research from a wide range of theological and ecclesiological thinkers.

Unfolding The Story: Lydia, Paul and the world of the New Testament

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 47:54


Biblical scholar Paula Gooder says that stories and storytelling make all the difference to our understanding of the New Testament. In this conversation with Bishop Helen-Ann Hartley she talks about her new book Lydia, her second narrative exploration of a woman in the early church, which opens up life as a Christian in first-century Philippi and Paul's letter to the new church there. They explore why she chose to write about Lydia, the honour and shame culture in the first century and how much it resonates today, the centrality of forgiveness, how engaging our emotions deepens our understanding of Paul's message, why they both think Paul has a positive view of women in leadership, and why he writes so much about joy. Dr Paula Gooder is a leading New Testament scholar specialising in Paul's letters and theology, and Canon Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral. Her latest book is 'Lydia: A Story', following her bestselling 'Phoebe: A Story'. Dr Helen-Ann Hartley is the Bishop of Ripon. She previously taught New Testament at Ripon College Cuddesdon, and at St John's College in Auckland New Zealand, following her doctorate in Paul's letters.

Retreat Day Session 3 Audio File: Making Good

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 20:18


An invitation to pause and reflect. In November 2021 we held a daytime retreat for those who are active in serving their local communities in the name of Christ: those who are championing social action and social justice. Run as a partnership between St Paul's Adult Learning and Compassionate Communities, part of the Diocese of London, and led by Antonia Lynn, an experienced spiritual director and practitioner of the Spiritual Exercises in daily life. Go to https://www.stpauls.co.uk/resources/invitation-to-pause-and-reflect-online-retreat to access the handouts and other audio files from the retreat.

Retreat Day Session 2 Audio File: Making Meaning

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 17:34


An invitation to pause and reflect. In November 2021 we held a daytime retreat for those who are active in serving their local communities in the name of Christ: those who are championing social action and social justice. Run as a partnership between St Paul's Adult Learning and Compassionate Communities, part of the Diocese of London, and led by Antonia Lynn, an experienced spiritual director and practitioner of the Spiritual Exercises in daily life. Go to https://www.stpauls.co.uk/resources/invitation-to-pause-and-reflect-online-retreat to access the handouts and other audio files from the retreat.

Retreat Day Session 1 Audio File: Making Sense

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 16:00


An invitation to pause and reflect. In November 2021 we held a daytime retreat for those who are active in serving their local communities in the name of Christ: those who are championing social action and social justice. Run as a partnership between St Paul's Adult Learning and Compassionate Communities, part of the Diocese of London, and led by Antonia Lynn, an experienced spiritual director and practitioner of the Spiritual Exercises in daily life. Go to https://www.stpauls.co.uk/resources/invitation-to-pause-and-reflect-online-retreat to access the handouts and other audio files from the retreat.

Stories from St Paul's: King George III's Jubilee

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 3:38


In this final episode in our Royal Jubilee series, we explore the Jubilee of King George III. A Service of Thanksgiving was held at St Paul's, on the 49th anniversary and the first day of the 50th year of his reign on the 25th October 1809. Discover these celebrations as well as our silver screen connection to the monarch. Produced and presented by Douglas Anderson.

Stories from St Paul's: Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 4:12


On the 22nd June 1897, a Service of Thanksgiving was held at St Paul's for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. However, because of the Queen's frail health, it was not held inside the Cathedral, but outside at the foot of the West steps. Find out more about the service and this momentous day in this fourth Jubilee themed podcast episode. Produced and presented by Douglas Anderson. Image: Andrew Carrick Gow, 'Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee Service, June 22 1897,' (1897-99), Guildhall Art Gallery, London.

Stories from St Paul's: King George V's Silver Jubilee

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 3:31


Find out all about the Silver Jubilee of King George V in May 1935 in this podcast episode in our Stories from St Paul's series. It was the first ever Silver Jubilee to be celebrated by a British monarch, and the celebrations began with a special Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's on the 6th May – where the two young royal princesses, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret were in attendance – along with a congregation of 4,500. Produced and presented by Douglas Anderson.

A New Beginning? Recovering well after the pandemic

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 84:45


London was at the UK epicentre of the pandemic in 2020. Amid the suffering it was a time when profound questions were asked about how we might live better: economically and politically, culturally and spiritually, individually and collectively. What does a healthy society look like now? Panellists are: Deborah Bull - Vice President, Communities & National Engagement and the Senior Advisory Fellow for Culture at King's College London; Crossbench Peer. Stephanie Flanders - Senior Executive Editor for Economics at Bloomberg News and Head of Bloomberg Economics. Victor Adebowale - Chair of Social Enterprise UK and the NHS Confederation; Crossbench Peer; Co-founder of Visionable and a Governor at the London School of Economics. Chaired by Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London. St Paul's Cathedral runs a year-round social justice and Christian spirituality programme, in person and online. We are very grateful to Benefact Trust for their generous support of this programme and to CCLA for their support and partnership in this event. If you would like to join our mailing list to be the first to hear about upcoming events, please go to https://www.stpauls.co.uk/events-spirituality-and-social-justice

Stories from St Paul's: Queen Elizabeth II's Jubilees

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 4:37


In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service. To mark this extraordinary occasion, we will hold a historic Service of Thanksgiving for The Queen's reign on Friday 3rd June. In this podcast episode, we explore Services of Thanksgiving from The Queen's Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilees, and the role St Paul's has played in them all. Produced and presented by Douglas Anderson.

The Love Of Wisdom: Science and Faith in conversation

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 45:16


Physicist Tom McLeish and Biblical scholar Paula Gooder talk about the relationship between science and faith, and how much each has to learn from each other. They explore the nature of truth, the role science plays in the Kingdom of God, how the art of asking good questions is at the heart of both science and faith, and draw insights from the Creation stories in the Old Testament, the Book of Job and St Paul's life and letters. Professor Tom McLeish FRS is Professor of Natural Philosophy in the Department of Physics at the University of York, and a Licenced Lay Minister in the Church of England. Paula Gooder is Canon Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral, and a leading Biblical scholar and writer.

Stories from St Paul's: Jubilee - St Paul's, the Monarch and the Changing World

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 4:06


To mark Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee, our new exhibition Jubilee: St Paul's the Monarch and the Changing World explores the vital role the Cathedral has played in the Jubilee celebrations of British monarchs throughout history – George III, Victoria, George V and Elizabeth II. Included with sightseeing admission, the exhibition opens on the 25th May 2022. Explore with us behind the scenes in this first podcast episode in our new Jubilee series, with a new episode each month until August 2022. Produced and presented by Douglas Anderson.

Where Resurrection Happens: Living the Easter Story Now

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 38:38


Bishop Lusa Nsenga-Ngoy and Dr Paula Gooder in conversation the resurrection and all things hopeful, including the movements for social and racial justice and contemplative prayer.

The Supreme Act Of Love: Following Jesus from Holy Week to Pentecost (2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 46:07


The dramatic and mysterious events of Holy Week and Easter are at the heart of Christian faith. Andrew Nunn says that Holy Week is like a pebble thrown into a pond and its effects are felt in Jesus' resurrection, the coming of the Spirit at Pentecost, and all the way into the present day and our own lives. Andrew Nunn and Paula Gooder explore what happens at the Last Supper, on the Cross, and at Easter and Pentecost, including some of what it means to them personally, and how we can keep the season in a way that means we come to know Jesus better. The Very Revd Andrew Nunn is Dean of Southwark Cathedral. His new book is 'The Hour is Come: The Passion in real time' (2021). Dr Paula Gooder is Canon Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral. Her latest books are 'Women of Holy Week: An Easter Journey in Nine Stories' and 'Journalling the Psalms: A Guide for Reflection and Prayer' (both 2022).

Stories from St Paul's: The Most Dangerous Book in England

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 5:31


This is the story of one small book, a book that would become known as the most dangerous book in England: Priest and scholar William Tyndale's New Testament, translated from Hebrew and Greek into English in 1526. Discover how this work – one of three surviving copies in existence – in the collection of the St Paul's Library, challenged established religious and political power and authority, and made the Bible accessible to ordinary people in England for the first time, and how Tyndale's legacy changed the religious, political and literary landscape forever. Produced and presented by Douglas Anderson.

Illuminating Dark Times: Catholic Social Teaching for all (2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 40:13


Where can we find hopeful, transformative stories in the dark times we live in? How can we read the ‘signs of the times', and act for the good? Theologians Anna Rowlands and Paula Gooder explore the roots and universality of Catholic Social Teaching, its foundations in the Gospels, and what it can teach us about working for justice, freedom and the common good when the world seems dark. Dr Anna Rowlands is the St Hilda Professor of Catholic Social Thought & Practice at Durham University, and the author of 'Towards a Politics of Communion: Catholic Social Teaching for Dark Times'. She has interests in everyday ethics and the way that academic research and teaching can engage in wider forms of public benefit and the common good. Dr Paula Gooder is Canon Chancellor at St Paul's Cathedral and a leading Biblical scholar. Her recent books include 'The Parables' and 'Women of Holy Week: An Easter Journey in Nine Stories'.

Stories from St Paul's: Hidden St Paul's

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 6:13


The wonder of St Paul's is famous the world over, but what about the hidden St Paul's? There's much to marvel at in the vast areas of the Cathedral not normally open to the public. Some of them can be visited during our weekly Triforium tours, high above the Cathedral Floor. Here we have our Trophy Room and Christopher Wren's Great Model, the Library and much more. Get a glimpse into these hidden areas in our latest episode. Produced and presented by Douglas Anderson.

A Deeper Truth: Stories and Faith - January 2022

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 45:12


Can stories reveal deeper truths than facts? Novelist Catherine Fox and Biblical theologian Paula Gooder talk about the importance of stories in our lives, in understanding ourselves, our relationships with other people, our faith, and even God. Exploring their own writing processes in The Lindchester Chronicles and Phoebe: A Story, they talk about the power of good stories to change us, and explore the invitation and challenge of some of their favourite Bible stories including Jonah, the Prodigal Son, and Martha and Mary. Dr Catherine Fox is the author of the popular Lindchester Chronicles series of novels which she describes as ‘a modern riff on the Barchester Chronicles', and Senior Lecturer and Academic Director of the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University. Dr Paula Gooder is Canon Chancellor at St Paul's Cathedral and a leading Biblical scholar. Her recent books include The Parables and Phoebe: A Story.

Love is Born: Exploring Advent and Christmas - December 2021

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 43:11


Christmas is one of the defining points of the year, for believers and non-believers alike. Archbishop Stephen Cottrell and Biblical scholar Dr Paula Gooder explore the Advent themes that turn our thoughts to eternity and the real meaning of our lives, and the Christmas stories themselves: what Jesus' birth means, how the world changes because of it, why Christmas is much more hopeful but also darker than we may think, and why it's all about love. Stephen Cottrell is the Archbishop of York and the author of more than 20 books, including 'Walking Backwards to Christmas' and 'Let it Slow: An Advent Calendar with a Difference'. His most recent is 'Dear England', a letter to the country on why the Christian narrative still makes sense today. Paula Gooder is a renowned Biblical scholar and theologian, the Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral and the author of numerous academic and popular books including 'Journey to the Manger: Exploring the Birth of Jesus' and 'The Meaning is in the Waiting: The Spirit of Advent'.

Stories from St Paul's: The Artists' Corner

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 4:20


The Artists' Corner in the Crypt of St Paul's Cathedral is not just a final resting place for some of the world's greatest artists, it is also somewhere where one can be reminded and inspired by the exceptional art made by those buried and remembered there; whose work continues to transcend time, and is not just relevant for today, but always. Produced and presented by Douglas Anderson.

Stories from St Paul's: Christmas at St Paul's

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 4:48


St Paul's Cathedral is a magical place all year round, but perhaps during the Christmas, just a little bit more so. It's also a very busy time of year, with an array of services and events. In this festive edition of our podcast, discover more about our choral and Christmas traditions. Produced and presented by Douglas Anderson

Stories from St Paul's: Christmas at St Paul's

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 4:48


St Paul's Cathedral is a magical place all year round, but perhaps during the Christmas, just a little bit more so. It's also a very busy time of year, with an array of services and events. In this festive edition of our podcast, discover more about our choral and Christmas traditions. Produced and presented by Douglas Anderson.

A Famine Of Grace(2021)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 47:09


A Famine of Grace: Jarel Robinson-Brown and Paula Gooder talk about identity, grace, bodies, vulnerability, being Christian, Black and LGBTQ+, and dreams for the church.

Stories from St Paul's: St Paul's and Sightseeing

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 4:30


St Paul's Cathedral: a place of worship and a major world tourist attraction, but also a building with substantial running costs. Sightseeing ticket income is vital to the upkeep of the Cathedral, but it might surprise you to learn that sightseeing tickets are not a recent occurrence – but in fact, 1709, whilst the Cathedral was still in its final stages of construction. Find out more about the history of tourism at St Paul's, and how it has long been a part of our story. Produced and presented by Douglas Anderson.

Jesus The Storyteller: the parables then and now (2021)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 44:53


Paula Gooder is in conversation with Richard Coles about the parables and their enduring power to shock and surprise, and how they challenge us to live our faith in the 21st century.

Stories from St Paul's: The Strange Canadian Connection

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 3:05


Have you ever heard the strange architectural tale which connects St Paul's Cathedral with Colborne Lodge in High Park, Toronto? Discover the story of shipwreck, salvage and the re-purposing of railings in this Stories from St Paul's podcast episode. Produced and presented by Douglas Anderson.

Blessed are the Peace-Makers: Reconciliation in a post-pandemic world (2021)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 47:56


Justin Welby in conversation with Paula Gooder about how real reconciliation can be achieved whether between nations, in our personal relationships or within ourselves, as well as what difference the pandemic has made, whether religion is a part of the solution or the problem, and where he finds hope.

Stories from St Paul's: Billy Fiske

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 4:51


Stories from St Paul's - Season 2 In this first episode of Season 2 of 'Stories from St Paul's', discover more about American pilot Billy Fiske, who died in the Battle of Britain and is memorialised at St Paul's. Billy Fiske was an American solider and Olympic gold medallist for the American bobsleigh team. He claimed to be Canadian so he could join the Royal Air Force, and became one of the first American pilots killed in action during World War II during the Battle of Britain. He is buried in the churchyard of St Mary and St Blaise in Boxgrove, Sussex, and remembered with a memorial in the Crypt, unveiled in 1941, which reads "An American citizen who died that England might live." His RAF flying wings are located below this plaque. Produced and presented by Douglas Anderson

Stories from St Paul's: Winston Churchill and St Paul's

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 5:21


The state funeral of former Prime Minister and wartime leader Sir Winston Churchill took place at St Paul's on the 30th January 1965. Churchill's connection to the Cathedral began some years earlier, however, when he wrote of his admiration for Sir Christopher Wren's designs in his book, History of the English Speaking Peoples – and became intrinsically linked as symbols of resilience and resistance during the Second World War. Produced and presented by Douglas Anderson.

Stories from St Paul's: The American Memorial Chapel

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 3:00


St Paul's has a long association with the American people, formed largely after the Second World War, a conflict in which thousands of Americans based in the UK were to give their lives. The most striking reminder of this sacrifice can be found at the very East end of the Cathedral: The American Memorial Chapel – a space rebuilt after being destroyed in the Blitz, and dedicated in its entirety to the American dead of World War Two. Find out about this beautiful Chapel and the American Roll of Honour in this Stories from St Paul's episode. Produced and presented by Douglas Anderson.

Power And Prophecy - Black And White Women In The Church (2021)

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 62:43


Power and Prophecy: Black and White Women in the Church - what does it mean to say that women are made in the image of God? Join Rosemarie Mallett, Chine McDonald, Lucy Winkett and Paula Gooder for a conversation about race and gender, power, prophetic voices, naming injustice, and where hope can be found. Rosemarie Mallett is the Archdeacon of Croydon in the Diocese of Southwark. Before ordination she was an academic, research sociologist, specialising in international development and ethno-cultural mental health. Chine McDonald is Head of Community Fundraising and Public Engagement at Christian Aid. Her latest book 'God is not a white man and other revelations' (Hodder & Stoughton 2021) will be published at the end of May. Lucy Winkett is Rector of St James's Piccadilly, and was formerly Precentor at St Paul's Cathedral. She writes and broadcasts regularly on religion, music and contemporary culture. The event is chaired by Paula Gooder, Canon Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral.

Stories from St Pauls: The Art of St Paul's

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 4:48


St Paul's Cathedral is a place of worship and a tourist destination, but it's also a place to experience and enjoy art in many mediums from different time periods, created by an array of talented artists and craftspeople like Grinling Gibbons, Sir James Thornhill and Henry Moore, to name just a few. More recently, contemporary interventions from Yoko Ono, Rebecca Horn, Antony Gormley, Gerry Judah and Bill Viola have enriched the pattern of worship in the Cathedral. Discover the many facets to the art on display in St Paul's in this latest podcast episode. Produced and presented by Douglas Anderson. *Please note that as of June 2021, William Holman Hunt's ‘The Light of the World' painting is not on display due to ongoing building works in the North Transept. It will return for display in Spring 2022.

Stories from St Pauls: Wellington and Nelson - Military Masters

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 4:15


Admiral Horatio Nelson and Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington are forever associated with their most famous military battles. For Nelson, at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, in which he lost his life, and for Wellington, in 1815 at the Battle of Waterloo. Perhaps surprisingly, the two men only met once briefly in 1805, but in death they have lain at rest beside each other for over 150 years in the Crypt of St Paul’s. Produced and presented by Douglas Anderson.

Encountering Jesus - Rachel Treweek (2021)

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 46:45


Bishop Rachel says that encounter and relationship are at the heart of faith and of life. At a time when ‘social distancing’ is our daily reality, she calls us to celebrate community, intimacy and the discovery of ourselves and each other through close encounter with God and our neighbour - the adventure of faith that Jesus calls us to - and to find hope even in times of darkness. Rachel Treweek is the Bishop of Gloucester, was the first woman to become a Diocesan Bishop in the Church of England, and was previously a paediatric speech and language therapist. She is the author of Encounters: Jesus, connection and story, past present and future (DLT 2020). Paula Gooder is the Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral and a leading Biblical scholar. Her latest book is The Parables (Canterbury Press, 2020), in her Biblical Explorations series.

Resurrection - Rowan Williams (2021)

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 43:48


Rowan Williams and Paula Gooder in conversation about the meaning of the story at the centre of our faith: what Jesus' resurrection means to how we live, how we pray, how we change the world, and how we die. Rowan Williams is a poet, theologian, Honorary Professor of Contemporary Christian Thought at Cambridge University, the Chair of Christian Aid, and was the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury. His latest book is Candles in the Dark: Faith, Hope and Love in a Time of Pandemic (SPCK 2020). Paula Gooder is the Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral and a leading Biblical scholar. Her latest book is The Parables (Canterbury Press, 2020), in her Biblical Explorations series.

Stories from St Pauls: The Extraordinary Paul Robeson

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 4:33


Actor, singer and political activist Paul Robeson’s career spanned over 40 years, in theatre and film. On 12 October 1958, he sang and read the Lesson at St Paul’s Cathedral to huge crowds – the first Black person to do so – to raise funds for the defence in the South Africa Treason Trials, which included Nelson Mandela among the wrongfully accused. Find out more about Robeson’s activism and artistry in our latest Stories from St Paul’s podcast episode. Produced and presented by Douglas Anderson.

Stories from St Paul's: Who was St Paul?

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 3:22


Who was St Paul? Find out more about the saint to which our iconic Cathedral is dedicated: his life, ministry and legacy, in this latest episode in our Stories from St Paul’s podcast. Produced and presented by Douglas Anderson.

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