We are delighted to launch a series of seminars for 2021, which will be held on Zoom.
2020 taught us that we could all use a little less fear and a little more hope. How do Christians live between fear, despair and hope? How do we do mission in a world of denialism, despair, hedonistic panic, and bland optimism?
In this series of seminars, eight theologians explore hope and fear in mission, theological education, the arts, the climate crisis, education, and more, in a zoom-based series of talks and group discussions that are inclusive, accessible, mission-focused, and, above all, hopeful.
Each seminar will run from 7.30 to 9pm.
The series addresses the following topics:
8 March: ‘This metaphor is no way out’: Some Poetry of Hope, Drawing on Norman Nicholson and Others
The Revd Canon Dr Edmund Newey, Rector of Rugby
Booking for this seminar is now open. Please follow this link for more information and to book your place.
10 May: And the Stillness the Dancing
Mark Cazalet, British Painter (see https://www.markcazalet.co.uk/)
14 June: Christian Ambition and Confidence in a Fearful World
The Rt Revd Dr Emma Ineson, The Bishop of Penrith
12 July: Fear, Lament and Hope in the Face of Climate Crisis
The Very Revd Dr Frankie Ward, parish priest, Workington, Cumbria
13 September: Do not be afraid of learning
Dr Mark Chater, Author of Jesus Christ, Learning Teacher (SCM Press, 2020)
11 October: Facing the Fears of Unemployment: Christian Hope for Working Life
Dr Helen Cameron, Research Associate, Centre for Baptist Studies
8 November: Presence and Absence: Looking for God in Contemporary Fiction
The Revd Jane Maycock