Faerie and Logres: Interviews and Sermons

Faerie and Logres: Interviews and Sermons November 4, 2013

David Russell Mosley

4 November 2013

On the Edge of Elfland

Beeston, Nottinghamshire

Dear Friends and Family,

The last two weeks have seen me give a couple of presentations that I thought I’d share with you.

Faerie Ring bw
Faerie Ring bw (Photo credit: Marion Doss)

Last week, on Sunday, I was interviewed by fellow PhD Student on his show ‘Good Reasons to Believe’ on The Place on ustream. Alan, my interviewer, has been running this show for a while now I think, focusing primarily on apologetics, or really, any good reason to believe in the Christian God. Now, I don’t normally do apologetics, and to an extant, this interview was no different. Alan and I discussed the role of Faerie and fantasy in theology (as I have written to you on this subject many times). The interview is about 25 minutes long and there should be a part 2 coming in the next week or two.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2VptwWI-ow&w=640&h=480
English: King Arthur as one of the Nine Worthi...
English: King Arthur as one of the Nine Worthies, detail from the “Christian Heroes Tapestry” dated c. 1385. “Arthur among the Nine Worthies is always identified by three crowns, which signify regality, on his standard, his shield, or his robe.” — Geoffrey Ashe, The Quest for Arthur’s Britain 1969. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This week, on Sunday, I gave my first sermon in about 7 years. Needless to say, I was a bit nervous. Not only has it been seven years since I last preached, its been around 8 years since I took a course on preaching. I wasn’t sure if I’d remember how to do it. Fortunately for me, the main texts and title were assigned. I preached on Genesis 6.1-8 and Luke 17.20-37. The sermon was entitled Fallen Culture, but I added a subtitle to it, Fallen Culture: Britain vs. Logres. My sermon was primarily about being the kingdom of God in the midst of the fallen cultures of this world. I preached this at the more traditional service at St Nicholas’ Church in Nottingham. You can listen to it here (it’s the 9 o’clock service one, with my name next to it): http://stnics.org/Groups/226018/Genesis.aspx

I have to say, it’s been a while since I given talks that weren’t paper presentations at conferences. It was a nice change of pace and I hope I have some more opportunities to do so in the days to come.

Please, give each, or either, talk a listen and let me know what you think in the comments below.

Sincerely yours,

David Russell Mosley

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