Agora – The Scottish Theological Learning Network is just coming into existence, and our opening event is a day conference in Edinburgh on May 14th, at St. Catherine’s Argyle Church of Scotland.
“Eyes to see, ears to hear – Understanding Word and World”
Christians aim to live their lives according to God’s word found in Scripture – but we don’t always find it easy to get to grips with it or understand the various types of writings that are found within its pages. Christians also aim to live as faithful followers of Jesus and to serve him in contemporary culture – but here too we face challenges trying to live that out in a complex society which is impacted by both secularisation and pluralism. We know things are changing, but we’re not always sure how to respond. This day conference aims to offer help and insight to Christians, both those who want to be better equipped to read God’s word and who want help in understanding how best to follow Him in today’s world.
We will soon be announcing details of similar conferences in Aberdeen on May 28th and in Glasgow on June 11th, on similar theme but with some different speakers
There will be two streams looking at Word and World. The speakers at the Edinburgh day conference are
- Iain Hepburn on How to read the Old Testament
- David Miller on Secularism and Pluralism
- Alastair Donald, chaplain at Heriot-Watt University, on Apologetics
- Rory Mackenzie on Relating with people from other religious traditions
The cost is £10 for the day. Please bring your own lunch