A Sunday lunchtime series where some of the liveliest contemporary theologians and spiritual teachers speak about the challenges, contradictions and joys of being a Christian in the world today.
First Sunday in every month | 1 - 2pm
Wren Suite, Cathedral crypt | Free and unticketed.
Seating is on a first come first served basis so please arrive early. Latecomers may not be able to be seated.
Disabled access is via the North Transcept Ramp.
|Sunday 4 June 2017|
|Is God Colour-Blind? | Anthony Reddie|
We live in a time when the language around immigration has become more vociferous, and the Black Lives Matter movement, originating in America, has sharpened debate about race, ethnicity and justice. Antony Reddie says that while God is universal, all our theology is contextual and we need to hear each other’s experiences in order to have a fuller picture of God, and that most of all we need to listen to voices which bring news of God from beyond the traditional power structures of the church and Christendom. He will challenge us to live as ‘resident aliens’ on earth, with our true identity in the reality of heaven where we are all brothers and sisters in Christ.
Dr Anthony Reddie is Professor Extraordinarius in the Department of Philosophy, Practical and Systemic Theology at the University of South Africa and the author of 16 books, including Is God Colour-Blind? (SPCK 2009).
|Sunday 2 July 2017|
|Divine Sparks | Donna Lazenby|
Many of our everyday encounters in the world are touched by the divine, if only we were aware of it. We may find it easier to experience God in the great moments of our lives, but God often finds a humbler dwelling-place. Can we learn to be alert to the presence of God in small moments of unexpected joy and human encounter, and also to hear God’s voice in the world’s cries of protest against alienation and injustice? Donna Lazenby calls us to be attentive to signs of God’s transforming, in-breaking life reaching out to us in the most prosaic places: in the office, a city street, even in a packed tube train.
The Revd Dr Donna Lazenby is Lecturer and Tutor in Spirituality and Apologetics at St Mellitus College, London, and winner of the John Templeton Award for Theological Promise in 2011. Her latest book is Divine Sparks: Everyday Encounters with God’s Incoming Kingdom (SPCK 2017).