September 16, 2011 @
In this final of three podcasts recorded in August 2011 Ian Mobsby conversed with Simon Walker - author, teacher, mentor and Anglican Priest to explore the issue of the 'undefended life'. Simon has written a number of highly acclaimed books on the subject, getting to the heart of the calling of Christian spirituality to promote an approach to life which is undefended. In this podcast Simon explores how getting beyond fear and the troubles of our world is possible by a deep relationship of love with God in the world, that means we are able to work collaboratively with others, and trust God to be doing things beyond our understanding and control.
For more information on Simon's work see: http://www.undefended.org.uk/
Filed under Christian Spirituality, Theology, Ian Mobsby, Emerging Church, Emergent & Anglican, Yearly Cycle, Deep Christian Spirituality for the 21st Century, Brokenness, Christian Community, Work, Trinitarianism, Ordinary Time
February 5, 2010 @
In a previous podcast, Jonny Spoor of the Moot Community talked to Ian Mobsby about his experience of participating and living in the L'arche community in France. He went there for his summer holiday from studying. Here he lived in a house with Jean Vanier and loved and served in L'arche, possibly one of the most important new monastic inspired communities in the world. Jonny recently went back to interview Jean Vanier about his experiences, theology and thinking to write an article for the Student Christian Movement magazine, and whilst he was there, he recorded some of the wisdom of the conversation. So this podcast is more unusual than the ones we usually do, in that it pulls together Jean Vanier's thinking where you can't hear the questions Jonny has asked. It however, allows the listener to engage with the remarkable wisdom of this important visionary and activist. For those in the emerging church, fresh expressions and new monasticism, there is much here to aid us in our quest to build ecclesial communities out of contextual mission.
Filed under Christian Spirituality, Theology, Contemplative Prayer, Lament, Hope, Yearly Cycle, Deep Christian Spirituality for the 21st Century, Brokenness, Big Questions Interview, Christian Community, Work, New Monasticism, Ordinary Time, justice, politics
November 8, 2009 @
As we approach advent, Ian Mobsby explores the context of God's presence in the midst of binge spending on presents.
Part of disappointment with this time of year, is that we sense within ourselves that merely exchanging presents with each other doesn’t really honour the birth of the incarnation of God.
Filed under Theology, Ian Mobsby, Hope, Yearly Cycle, Deep Christian Spirituality for the 21st Century, Advent, Work, justice
March 13, 2009 @
In this podcast, Clare Catford with the assistance of Aaron Kennedy interviews Richard Chartres the Bishop of London, exploring the theme of a Christian spirituality in the City.
In a time of global economic depression, Bishop Richard challenges the Church to practice a radical form of love and a practical form of spirituality. This podcast was recorded in the second week of Lent 2009, as part of the Moot Podcast Big Questions Series.
The Moot Community will soon stand before the Bishop of London on Easter Saturday, to affirm to its Rhythm of Life.
If you would like to comment on this or any other of the Moot podcasts, please do so on the moot blog site.
Filed under Christian Spirituality, Theology, Contemplative Prayer, Lament, Yearly Cycle, Deep Christian Spirituality for the 21st Century, Big Questions Interview, Lent, Christian Community, Deconstructed faith, Work, Clare Catford, politics, Bishop of London
May 11, 2008 @
Gareth Powell gave this homily at the Moot Communities alternative Eucharist on Pentecost Sunday on 11th May 2008. Gareth was formally part of the leading group of the Moot Community, and now completing a PhD as part of training to be an Ordained Pioneer Priest in the Church of England, through Westcott House, Cambridge. In this homily, Gareth explores a biblical perspective concerning work, and then reflects on the more unhealthier sides of attitudes to work in contemporary culture. Making reference to Moot's Rhythm of Life, Gareth explores the concept of work when answering the question "How should we live?". Gareth & his wife Phillipa continue to follow the Moot Rhythm in their new home of Cambridge.
Filed under Christian Spirituality, Theology, Yearly Cycle, Easter, Christian Community, Work