The God who Speaks
|The God who Speaks: the Bible and the Holy Spirit today|
|Kate Coleman and Paula Gooder|
|Tuesday 6 June 2017 | 6.30 - 8pm|
Who is the Holy Spirit? Jesus says that after his ascension into heaven, the Father will send another Counsellor to be with us forever, who will teach us all things. Do we believe that? If we do, what does it mean for our lives and faith, our risk-taking, our take on change in our own lives and in the church? And how can we hear and attend to the voice of the Spirit and follow where we are being guided?
According to the Acts of the Apostles the Holy Spirit transformed the first disciples from quivering wrecks to confident proclaimers of the good news of Jesus Christ. At Pentecost, when we celebrate that world-changing event, we will explore the mysterious third person of the Trinity and what the earliest Christians believed about the Spirit, and what happens when we take the Holy Spirit seriously.
The Revd Dr Kate Coleman is a Baptist Minister. An adult convert to Christianity when she was training to be a scientist, her ministry has been characterised by pioneering and barrier-breaking; she was the first female Chair of the Evangelical Alliance Council and the first black woman to be an accredited Baptist Minister. She is the Founding Director of Next Leadership, and the author of 7 Deadly Sins of Woman in Leadership (Next Leadership 2010).
Dr Paula Gooder is one of the best-known Biblical scholars and teachers at work today. She is Theologian in Residence at the Bible Society, and Canon Theologian at Birmingham and Guildford Cathedrals, and in huge demand as a popular speaker. The author of numerous best-selling books about the Bible and contemporary Christianity, including Heaven (SPCK 2011) and Body: A Biblical Spirituality for the Whole Person (SPCK 2016).
The event will be chaired by Canon Mark Oakley and include plenty of time for questions and answers.