Politics in the Pulpit is JPIT’s lectionary-based preaching resource.
In weekly episodes, we ask how reclaiming the justice issues present in the biblical texts helps us to be good news in the world today. Each week, we host a different guest, discussing to discern the political dimensions present in the Scriptures and reflecting on how they connect with the week’s current news and our role in the Kingdom of God.
Episodes are released on Tuesday mornings. Discussions focus on the Revised Common Lectionary passages for the following Sunday, but our exploration of current issues will be also be suitable for preachers who aren’t following the lectionary.
Host for this Series – Rev. Geoffrey Farrar
Geoffrey Farrar is a Methodist minister in Putney, south west London. Before he was ordained, he served for ten years in the House of Commons as a clerk, one of the the permanent secretariat at parliament. He worked with select committees and in the legislation service, and was able to see how politics affected every area of our society. He is committed to connecting how we pray and read our scriptures to how we vote and live.
Latest Episode – with Rev. Esther Mason for Sunday 5th February
This week on Politics in the Pulpit, Geoffrey is chatting to Rev. Esther Mason.
Esther is a Baptist Minister currently serving God at Christ Church in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire. Christ Church is a longstanding Local Ecumenical Partnership of Baptist, Methodist and United Reformed Church. They have a heart for inclusion, justice and welcome. Prior to this role she was interim chaplain for a year at Regent’s Park College, Oxford having trained for ministry there whilst at Wallingford Baptist Church. She lived in Australia for 15 years which has influenced her in many ways including her accent.
They discuss the lectionary readings for Sunday 5 February:
- Isaiah 58: 1-9a (9b-12)
- 1 Corinthians 2: 1-12 (13-16)
- Matthew 5: 13-20
- Psalm 112: 1-9 (10)
‘Politics in the Pulpit’ is JPIT’s weekly lectionary resource, helping to equip preachers, Ministers and worship leaders to unpack justice and peace issues in the pulpit. You can join in the conversation on Twitter @pulpit_politics or using #PoliticsInThePulpit, or on our Facebook community – find the group from the Joint Public Issues Team’s Facebook page.