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These are the sermons that are given from the pulpit of St Andrew's Church in the village of Slip End, Bedfordshire in the UK. Generally these sermons are given by our vicar the Rev' Cathy Pullinger or by our reader Chris Barnes. Occasionally we also have visiting preachers or other members of our congregation that present sermons. Before each sermon there is a reading from the bible that usually last a couple of minutes . You can always visit our website at http://church.slipend.co.uk.
 
Hosted by Rebecca Pash, to empower women through stories of hardships and success. Each episode will feature an inspirational woman that has moved to Israel and made it. We will discuss, career, dating, family life, wellness, culture difference, religion, and so much more. If one of our conversations can impact your life in some way for the better,then this podcast has done its job. Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
 
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The progressive faith community lost a giant this week with the passing of the Rt. Rev. John Shelby Spong, retired Episcopal bishop of Newark, NJ, prolific writer, and a towering figure in fearless, faithful, loving theology for many decades. A champion of gender equality and LGBTQ+ rights, he ordained the first openly gay man to the Episcopal prie…
 
Sermon from St Andrews Church, Slip End, UK. Sermon given by our priest in charge Rev’ Nick Mwandia on the 12/9/21 on the 15th Sunday after Trinity. This sermon is called ‘Faith and the Tounge’. Sermon starts at 2:33 Download Mp3 HERE! James 3.1-12 1 Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you knowthat we who teach will…
 
How to Deal With Your Inner Critic - the conversations you have most often are the ones you have in your own mind. And if you are honest, they are likely more negative than positive. Sometimes what you hear comes from your past, other messages are lies you’ve picked up over time, others show up as anxiety and self-doubt. Here’s what’s critical - ho…
 
For so many who lived through the events of September 11, 2001, it is difficult to believe that it has been two decades. The pain of those impacted twenty years ago – and those who have suffered since in an era of heightened surveillance, white nationalism, and religious extremism – remains raw, and reminds us of the work ahead to create a safer, m…
 
What makes you happy? Don’t think too hard about your answer ... what comes to mind first? Good food, cheering for your favourite team, an afternoon of shopping, or sitting on the beach. But what about God? Have you ever thought about his happiness? In this message, Ben unpacks how God’s happiness is tied to ours and what that means for our lives.…
 
Sermon from St Andrews Church, Slip End, UK. Sermon given by our priest in charge Rev’ Nick Mwandia on the 5/9/21 on the 14th Sunday after Trinity. This sermon is called ‘Faith and Favouritism’. Sermon starts at 2:30 Download Mp3 HERE! James 2.1-13 1 My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not showfavouritism. 2 Su…
 
It’s Labor Day Weekend! While this holiday traditionally marks the end of the summer vacation season with one more chance at relaxation and refreshment, this year many of us are focused on widespread death and devastation all around us in the wake of massive storms. Our thoughts are with those who have lost so much in recent days. This week on Stat…
 
Sermon from St Andrews Church, Slip End, UK. Sermon given by our reader Julie Taylor on the 29/8/21. In the 13th Sunday after Trinity. This sermon is called ‘Create In Me A Pure Heart’. Sermon starts at 3:21 Download Mp3 HERE! James 1: 19-21, 26-27 19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: everyone should be quick tolisten, slow to speak …
 
Discussions surrounding the barbaric practice of conversion therapy continue as progressive faith leaders and activists work to end this dangerous psuedoscience. Leveraging survivor testimony is undoubtedly a key part of this strategy. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio program and podcast, we will discuss Outlove: A Q…
 
So you’re on the journey of rebuilding something that matters--your relationship with your daughter, your marriage, your personal finances. But as you’re making progress, the distractions start to creep in. A few extra hours at the office, some extra time on Netflix, the opinions of your friends when you say no to their invitation. So what do you d…
 
Sermon from St Andrews Church, Slip End, UK. Sermon given by our reader Julie Taylor on the 22/8/21. In the 12th Sunday after Trinity. This sermon is called ‘Response To Jesus’. Sermon starts at 5:38 Download Mp3 HERE! Joshua 24 (paraphrased) Then Joshua assembled all the tribes of Israel at Shechem. Joshua said to all the people, ‘This is what the…
 
Whatever road you take in life, you’re going to meet resistance and obstacles. How do you handle that? Do you push through it? Avoid it? Meet it? When you are trying to rebuild but things are standing in your way, is there a path through? In this message, we’ll discover how to rebuild the broken parts of your life, even when you meet resistance hea…
 
After two decades of U.S. military presence in Afghanistan, many Americans are feeling simultaneous relief that our troops are coming home and anguish as Afghan citizens try to flee the new regime. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, we will hear from family members of people lost in 9/11 who have been…
 
When you look at the brokenness in your life, it can be hard to see a way out. And what are the practical steps to fix what’s broken? How do you rebuild the broken parts of your life? What can you do, today, to heal what’s hurting? In this message, we’ll share 3 practical steps you can take towards 'Rebuilding You'.…
 
The COVID-19 Delta variant is wreaking havoc in our communities, making it impossible for the nation to return to “business as usual” – especially in areas with low vaccination rates. While many faith leaders are encouraging their congregations to get vaccinated, others are doing the exact opposite, to all of our detriment. This week on State of Be…
 
Sermon from St Andrews Church, Slip End, UK. Sermon given by our priest in charge Rev’ Nick Mwandia, given on the 8/8/21. In the tenth Sunday after Trinity. This sermon is called ‘Jesus, The Bread Of Life’. Sermon starts at 2:22 Download Mp3 HERE! Reading from John 6.35, 41-51 35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will…
 
What do you do when you feel broken inside? If you’re honest, after the year we’ve had, you don’t have to look very far to see brokenness in the world around you--or in your own life. You see people you love facing mental health challenges, marriage struggles, sickness, and even financial hardship. On the other hand, you and I are rebuilders! God c…
 
The heat of the summer and increasing risk of arrest is not slowing faith-driven activists. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, we’ll look at recent mass actions organized by the Poor People’s Campaign. Meanwhile, the freedom offered by modern technology continues to be subverted by those who want to p…
 
Our world, in many ways, is about pursuing what’s next, what’s better, what’s greater. Greatness has really taken on a whole new level in our lives, and people of every age and stage are looking for the next best way to achieve greatness. A better job, a bigger house, a more successful business, a happier family, a higher education--it’s all a cons…
 
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