An actor with a very silly name
From Mark Laynesmith, Anglican Chaplain:
I am a late convert to Sherlock. For those of you even less with it that I am, Sherlock is the name for the recently revitalised Sherlock Holmes BBC series.
One of the main engines of the series is the frisson of unrequited love: John Watson is struck with awe and wonder for his friend Sherlock, but Sherlock continues to process case after case, with all the emotional intelligence of a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, oblivious to John’s affections or indeed the interest of Molly Hooper, a plain Jane forensic scientist.
Sherlock’s intellectual powers place him far above other mortals, but unwittingly also separate him from human company. *Spoiler alert!* (more…)
The Risen Christ
We began the previous discussion on Jesus’ biography by listing various titles that he had. Two of these are especially famous- 1) the Christ, i.e. the Messiah, the ‘Lamb of God’ and Saviour of the World, and 2) the Son of God; God the Son. We will look at the first of these -what God does in Jesus- in future discussions on salvation. In this session we will continue looking at who Christians believe in, concentrating on the image of the Son of God. (more…)
Where do we find God? We suggested three areas. (more…)
From Sabine Schwartz, Catholic Chaplain:
There are probably few communities that are more fluid and changeable than a university chaplaincy: every year around this time, we are beginning afresh as a new community. and as a chaplain, I tend to ask myself, ‘What will it be like this year?’ (more…)
From Miroslav Maťavka, Chaplaincy Assistant:
The discussion in last week’s Theology and Doughnuts has been once again very interesting and there was one particular thing that stuck with me the most. We have been discussing Jesus as God the Son. (more…)