Looking Ahead to 2021
The 2021 Lectures’ Day will be held at The Church at Carrs Lane on Saturday 9th October, in collaboration with the Progressive Christianity Network (PCN) UK. Our speaker will be the Revd Deshna Shine, currently Executive Director of the progressive Christianity movement in the USA. Deshna is an interfaith minister, ritualist and is involved in the preparation of a children’s progressive Christian curriculum. More details to follow.
Please scroll down to find podcasts of the 2014-2016 lectures, plus videos of the 2017 lectures.
2019 LECTURES DAY
On Saturday 5 October 2019 we welcomed the Revd Canon Mark Oakley to The Church at Carrs Lane to lead a day of lectures on the theme Faith … the Art of Unease? Mark is a theologian, poet, author, broadcaster, campaigner and inspiring speaker.
- The collage of God: faith, doubt and guessing at God
- Poetry: The native language of faith
- Are you sitting comfortably? The art of unease and the spiritual life
A CD of the lectures should have been available by the end of November but Chris Avis has been recovering from a nasty accident since the end of October and so editing has been delayed. He apologises for the delay and hopes to have the work done by the New Year. Details will appear here when the CD is ready. So, if you missed Mark on the day or would like to listen again, watch this space!
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2018 LECTURES’ DAY
It was with the greatest regret that we had to cancel the Carrs Lane Lectures’ day on Saturday 6 October 2018. Sadly Richard Holloway had to clear his diary for the rest of the year on his doctor’s advice. He apologised profusely for letting us down, hoping that we might be able to reorganise the day but, with only five weeks to go, that did not seem possible. We were able to reimburse the cost of the tickets for Richard’s Lectures on the topic Believing, Forgiving and Dying: Our Walk Across the Stage.
Biblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy
Revd Robert Reiss, Canon Emeritus of Westminster Abbey, Julie Grove and Bishop John Shelby Spong (electronically due to his illness)
Used with permission of © Chris Avis
Belonging without Believing: Canon Brian Mountford, Vicar of The University Church, Oxford and Revd Dr Harriet Harris, Chaplain at The University of Edinburgh
Used with the permission of © Chris Avis
Re-Imaging God: Revd Donald Horsfield and David Boulton
Towards a Theology that Liberates Theology: Alastair McIntosh
Independent scholar, activist, writer, speaker and broadcaster;
The Church as it could be…for Goodness’ Sake: Revd Adrian Alker
Director of Mission Resourcing in the Diocese of Ripon and Leeds;
Rethinking Christian Theology: Paul Knitter, Paul Tillich Professor of Theology, World Religions and Culture at Union Theological Seminary New York and Roger Haight, Scholar in Residence at Union Theological Seminary, New York;
This is for you…
If you have questions like:
Does religion have anything relevant to say to modern society?
What do I really think about faith…what do I believe?
Do I have more questions than answers?
Do I own my own prejudices?
Can I say what I really think?
When (if) I go to church, do I feel I’m expected to leave my brains behind?
For more information, contact Julie Grove
0121 643 6151 or email: email@example.com