24 hours with a theologian: Al Barrett

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Foxhill House and Woodlands

Tarvin Road

Frodsham

WA6 6XB

United Kingdom

View Map

Event description

Description


This is a 24 hour event and open to anyone interested in theology and keen to deepen their knowledge and understanding. The event is part of the Diocese of Chester's popular lecture series exploring theology with different academics and thinkers.

The event is free and booking is essential. Deadline for booking is 15 November 2019.

In the England of 2019, some of the deep, divisive cracks in our society have been sharply exposed: the ongoing turmoil of Brexit, the horror of the Grenfell Tower fire, and the wave of sharing stories under the #MeToo banner have laid bare brutal inequalities of power that run down lines of race, class and gender, among others.

Entangled in all of this, what is the church of Jesus for, what part of it is being called to play in the mission of God? And where is it being called to renounce temptations to cling on to power and privilege?

Over our time together, we will try and get a little clearer-sighted about the current state of both society and Church, share stories from our own contexts and experience, seek to become more attentive to the less-heard voices, and engage afresh with Scripture and theology.

• Session 1: Brexit, Grenfell & #MeToo – exposing the fault-lines
• Session 2: Church – facing our institutional anxieties
• Session 3: Jesus-with – transformed through encounter
• Session 4: Power – repenting and receiving
• Session 5: The tenderness of God – transforming presence
• Session 6: Back to Church – rediscovering the gathering

About the theologian Al Barrett

Revd Dr Al Barrett has been parish priest in Hodge Hill, east Birmingham since 2010. Living and working on a multi-cultural, outer urban estate, he has been involved with neighbours and colleagues in an adventure of learning and practising a way of nurturing a flourishing “community ecology”, beginning with the grass-roots of neighbourly relationships.

His PhD research reflected on this adventure theologically, within the wider context of the 21st century Church of England, developing “a radically receptive political theology in the urban margins”.

Al does occasional teaching and training beyond Hodge Hill, blogs at www.thisestate.blogspot.com, tweets @hodgehillvicar and is writing a book: “Being interrupted: re-imagining the church’s mission from the outside, in”.

All residental places are booked. To book a non-residential place, please contact Jane Hood

For more information and enquiries:

E: jane.hood@chester.anglican.org
T: 01928 718834 x 257

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Foxhill House and Woodlands

Tarvin Road

Frodsham

WA6 6XB

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved