URC minister to host political series

Last Updated on 6 May 2022 by Ann-Marie Nye

The Revd Jenny Mills, United Reformed Church Secretary for Education and Learning, is to take over as host of ‘Politics in the Pulpit?’.

Politics in the Pulpit? is a lectionary-based preaching resource, launched by the Joint Public Issues Team in 2020.

In free weekly 30-minute episodes, Jenny will explore how reclaiming the justice issues present in biblical texts helps us to be good news in the world today.

The episodes, aimed at helping preachers prepare relevant and engaging sermons, will feature a wide range of voices from different church traditions and experiences, but who are all passionate about justice and preaching.

Each week, for the following Sunday, Jenny and a different guest will discuss the political dimensions present in the Scriptures and reflect on how they connect with the week’s current news and our role in the Kingdom of God.

Explaining what made her take on this role and what she hopes to achieve, Jenny said: “The Bible is a political text in so many ways and being asked to host sessions where we connect our everyday faith in this troubled world with the stories, events and teachings in the Bible, seemed an opportunity too good to miss! Plus, I love a good chat! I hope to help contributors to offer their thoughts and reflections in a space that is honest and authentic.”

Politics in the Pulpit will return on 3 May. Episodes will be released on Tuesday mornings.

THe podcast is also available as a weekly video on YouTube too. As well as getting to see Jenny and her guests, the video offers subtitles, providing greater accessibility for deaf people or rail commuters who have forgotten their earphones! Catch up on previous episodes here.

Find more about Politics in the Pulpit, here.