The Bishop of Oxford’s charge to those about to be ordained priest

General Synod and the Oxford amendment

Address to General Synod 2017 was BP’s biggest year of exploration since 2004. Shell boasts on its website: “We have no immediate plans to move to a net zero emissions portfolio over our investment horizon of 10-20 years” At Shell’s…
Image of a church with oil barrels and flare
Time for divestment. Image of an empty fuel guage
Bishop Steven addressing diocesan synodSteven Buckley

Pentecost

Here is a vital part of the Christian story, unknown now outside the Church and often neglected within it. The world preserves a memory of Jesus birth. The world preserves a memory of Jesus as a healer and teacher. The world remembers, when…

Adventurous and courageous leadership

The following text, adapted for the blog, is the core of a keynote address on leadership, given by Bishop Steven to over 500 Christian leaders at the 4th Forum christlicher Führungskräfte in Fribourg, Switzerland in March 2018. The keynote…

A Compassionate Church: Colossians

“So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God”(3.1). (The following Bible study was recorded at the Living Waters clergy conference. View it here on YouTube) In…

A Courageous Church: Colossians 1.24-2.15

“I, Paul, became a servant, a minister, a deacon of this gospel. I am now rejoicing in my sufferings for your sake and in my flesh I am completing what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church”. (The…

A Contemplative Church: Colossians 1.1-23 

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother.  To the saints and faithful brothers and sisters in Christ in Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. Welcome to this series of Bible readings on…

Towards a Common VIsion