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A Better Story? God, Sex and Human Flourishing
Thu 3 November 2016, 18:30 – 21:00 GMT
The last few decades have witnessed a radical and far-reaching transformation of western attitudes to sex, marriage, and gender. Caught off-guard by the speed of this cultural upheaval, Christians have often reacted defensively, rather than offering a compelling vision of their own. Many young Christians are beginning to question whether the Gospel really is good news in this area.
In this year’s John Stott London Lecture, Glynn Harrison will ask how Christians can recover their confidence in the biblical vision for flourishing in the sphere of sex and relationships. How can they revitalise a vision capable of winning the hearts and minds of a new generation? And what will that better story look like?
Glynn Harrison is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, University of Bristol, UK, where he was a practising Consultant Psychiatrist and Chair of the University Department of Psychiatry. An Anglican Lay Minister, he speaks widely on issues of faith and psychology, neuroscience and pastoral care. He is the author of The Big Ego Trip: Finding True Significance in a Culture of Self-Esteem and the forthcoming A Better Story: God, Sex and Human Flourishing (both published by IVP).
The John Stott London Lecture is organised by representatives of All Souls Langham Place, A Rocha, Langham Partnership, and the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity.