Is there still a place for academic theology in the life of the church? Or should the church instead spend less time mulling over big ideas, and focus more on living out the Gospel?
Would the church be any poorer if academic theology didn’t exist? And in what ways does academic theology need the church?
This event brings together an exciting panel of diverse theologians and church leaders, both ordained and lay, all of whom seek to speak to the challenges of today’s world.
In what promises to be a fascinating and provocative conversation, our panel will discuss what role, if any, academic theology plays in the everyday life of the church.
Panelists for the evening are:
Alison Milbank (Associate Professor, Nottingham University)
Christina Rees (broadcaster, writer and chair of Women and the Church)
Lincoln Harvey (Assistant Dean, St Mellitus College, London)
Mark Oakley (Canon Chancellor, St Paul’s Cathedral)
Sam Wells (Vicar, St Martin-in-the-Fields)
Steve Chalke (Baptist minister, founder of Oasis Trust)
Julie Gittoes (Residentiary Canon, Guildford Cathedral) will chair the discussion.
The discussion will be followed by a drinks reception and an opportunity to buy books authored by those involved.