San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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 the challenges of 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 (along with ones in Aberdeen and Glasgow) 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.
Iain Hepburn will lead us through the often challenging pages of the Old Testament, while three experienced teachers will explore the questions of faith in contemporary society, with David Miller looking at the place of Christianity in a secular/plural word, Alistair Donald asking what apologetics can do, and Rory Mackenzie exploring ways that Christians can relate to people of other faiths.
|10:00am||Arrivals & Registration|
|10:40am||How to Read the Old Testament (Iain Hepburn) - session 1||“Altered states” – Christians in a secular/plural society (David Miller)|
|11:40pm||Tea & Coffee|
|12:00||How to Read the Old Testament - session 2||“Clearing away the rubble” – what can apologetics do? (Alistair Donald)|
|1:00pm||Lunch (Please bring your own)|
|2:00pm||How to Read the Old Testament - session 3||“Cooperation and competition” – Relating to people of other religious traditions (Rory MacKenzie)|
|3:00pm||Closing reflections, followed by afternoon tea and coffee|
When & Where
Agora: The Scottish Christian Learning Network
The Agora was the public square in cities in the ancient Greek world. It was the marketplace where people met to exchange ideas about politics or religion and to carry out business. Agora is also a new theological learning network which aims to help Christians in Scotland live out their faith in today’s “marketplace”, of ideas, of work, of creativity.
We are a group of people who have been involved in both Christian education and ministry, and who want to offer opportunities for Christians to explore in more depth various aspects of their faith and how it applies in daily life.