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Lee on the Lectionary: Proper 15 (Year B) from Church Society on Vimeo.

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Posted by Lee Gatiss, 15 Aug 2018

This Sunday’s readings in our lectionary point us to Jesus as wisdom for life.

Lee Gatiss expounds this week’s lectionary readings: Proverbs 9:1-6, Ephesians 5:15-20, and John 6:51-58.

You can also follow along with these video expositions on the Lee on the Lectionary Facebook page. We also tweet the video link every Sunday morning at 6am for those who like a morning exposition of the word to begin the week. Follow us @churchsociety.

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Posted by Ros Clarke, 13 Aug 2018

This little book by Wallace Benn, based on Paul's sermon to the Ephesian elders in Acts 20 will be an encouragement to all those who minister God's word.

This week, Ros and Amanda are chatting about Wallace Benn’s short new book, Ministry of the Word.

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Ely Cathedral

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Posted by Lee Gatiss, 9 Aug 2018

Response to Ely Cathedral's support of local Pride Festival.

Lee Gatiss, Director of Church Society, comments on an item in a Cambridge local news website:

Why is a Church of England cathedral promoting what is described as “primarily a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender celebration”? They are not naive, and know what they are doing. The flag will no doubt be a rainbow, but in reality it is a white flag, signalling their surrender of Christianity in favour of a completely different gospel, which is divisive in the church and endangering to the soul. There are better ways of rejoicing in the diversity of humanity — by proclaiming the joyful news of eternal life for every one of us who repents, turns away from our sin and turns to Jesus instead. Bring back the cross, the symbol of his kingdom. That is the banner under which Christians gather. But God says, “pride comes before destruction.”

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