Forming A Christian Mind, February 2021

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This online event explores the relationship between the Christian faith and scholarship.

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(Re-)Connecting the Christian Faith and Scholarship: Theological Perspectives

with discipline-specific discussion and application

FACM’s theme for 2020-2021 is “(Re-)Connecting Faith and Scholarship.” After the vocational focus of the autumn event, the spring event will step back to consider the theological foundations of an evangelical approach to the academic vocation.

We are delighted to be joined by:

  • Dr Chris Watkin, Senior Lecturer in French Studies, Monash University, Australia
  • Rev Dr Craig Bartholomew, Director of the Kirby Laing Centre for Public Theology, Cambridge
  • Dr Dan Strange, Director and Lecturer in Culture, Religion and Public Theology, Oak Hill College, London
  • Dr Matt Lillicrap, Associate Minister, Eden Baptist Church, Cambridge, and former medical doctor

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The event will consider the following questions:

  • How does one actually engage in their academic work as a Christian? What does the integration of faith and scholarship mean?
  • What are some key theological building blocks that enable this integration?
  • What is the relationship between Christ's work and our work?
  • What is the role of Scripture for our scholarship?
  • How might academics serve God’s creation and point people to Christ?

Plenary Talk Titles and Speakers

Friday 26th February (7.00-9.15pm):

  • Two Adams: the relationship between Christ’s work and our academic work - Matt Lillicrap
  • The Bible and Other Texts: the character of Scripture and its role for our scholarship - Craig Bartholomew

Saturday 27th February (9.30am-1.00pm):

  • Christian Scholarship: contributing to our field in light of the gospel - Chris Watkin
  • Christ our Hope: drawing on our academic expertise to point people to Christ - Dan Strange

Each plenary talk will be followed by discussion in breakout rooms and Q&A.

After the second talk on the Saturday there will also be discipline-specific seminars in breakout rooms, to discuss how the principles from the talks can be applied in your fields.

Eligibility Criteria

FACM equips Christians in the academic world for their double calling: to study excellently from the basis of a biblical worldview, and to deploy their expertise for cultural apologetics and mission.

FACM is a movement based in Cambridge, England, and its events are for Christians doing postgraduate study or postdoctoral research in the UK or Europe. If you meet the eligibility criteria, we would love for you to join us - please register via Eventbrite.

If you do not meet the eligibility criteria, but would like to attend we may be able to accomodate you - you are welcome to apply via this Google form.

About Forming A Christian Mind

Forming A Christian Mind is a movement in Cambridge, and a partnership between the Jubilee Centre, KLICE (Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics), Christian Heritage, and UCCF: Research, with support from churches and other local ministries such as the Christian Graduate Society. Find out more about Forming A Christian Mind here.

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