The Good City

31/01/2012  St John’s College, Durham  Communion service.  Candlemass service

Worship Leader: David Goodhew

Preacher: Andrew Lunn

Texts: Nehemiah 2 & Luke 2:21-40

The sermon took the story of Nehemiah and considered how Jerusalem, the city of the Israelites, could be understood. First, in Nehemiah’s mind the vision of the utopian Jerusalem, a great city where all would prosper and enjoy life. Then there is Jerusalem, the city of God. The next is the city of human government, power and influence – a threat or a power for good. And finally there is the city of Jerusalem as it is in reality. This was as far as I got in listening because I was taken up with this idea and was away with my own thoughts.

Probably the image is a pretty good reflection of the sermon and I could say more about it but perhaps it is best left for you to  interprete.




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