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This study afternoon will include keynote lectures and workshops exploring how the Bible is used in contemporary political discourse, its place in Western culture, and whether it can continue to engage first-time readers. Confirmed speakers include Jim West (Adjunct Professor at Ming Hua School of Theology and minister of Petros Baptist Church in Tennessee); Symon Hill (author of The Upside-Down Bible); David McLoughlin (Founder member of the Movement of Christian Workers and Emeritus Research Fellow, Newman University) and Richard Goode (Senior Lecturer in Theology, Newman University).

The event is open to schools, parishes, Theology students, and all with an interest in the relevance of the bible today.

Registration is essential and a charge of £10 to cover light refreshments and administration is payable on booking.

Draft Programme

1.30 - 2.00           Arrival and Registration

2.00 – 3.15          The Bible in Social Media Richard Goode

3.15 – 3.45          Tea Break

3.45 – 5.00          Workshops

Participants choose 1 from:

Reading the Bible for the First Time Symon Hill

Re-reading Parables in the World of Work David McLoughlin

5.00 – 6.00          Wine Reception

6.00 – 7.30          Keynote Lecture: Scripture Abides: The Reception of the Bible in Western Culture Jim West

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