Date(s) - 10/03/2015
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tickets £10 (including ploughman’s lunch)
We are delighted to advise that the 2015 Bishop of Winchester’s Lent Lectures will be given by the distinguished Professor Andrew F. Walls. Professor Walls is Honorary Professor of History of Missions at Liverpool Hope University; Professor in the Akrofi-Christaller Institute, Akropong, Ghana; Research professor at Africa International University, Nairobi and Visiting Professor at the City Seminary of New York. He is also Joint Convenor of the Yale-Edinbugh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and World Christianity.
Professor Walls’ missionary experiences in Sierra Leone and Nigeria and his teaching experiences at the universities in UK, Euro-American, African and Asian institutions of higher learning have shaped his perception, interpretation of Christianity. He has made an immense contribution to the study of World Christianity.
Professor Walls writes:
“TO TURN, TURN, WILL BE OUR DELIGHT”: THE MEANING OF CHRISTIAN CONVERSION
A Shaker hymn contains the lines:
“To turn, turn, will be our delight
Till by turning, turning we come around right.”
Turning – that is “conversion” – is a recurrent theme in Scripture. In Christian history it has taken many forms as the Gospel of Christ has interacted with the specifics of diverse cultures. The Holy Spirit leads God’s people via the bi-cultural church of the New Testament to the Holy City of the Book of Revelation, into which the glory of all the nations comes through gates open equally to north, south, east and west. What is the meaning of turning to Christ in our post-Western Christianity and post-Christian West?
To book a place, please send a cheque for £10 made payable to Winchester DBF to Lesley Grimm, The Diocesan Office, Wolvesey, Winchester SO23 9ND, together with a note of any dietary requirements. If you have any questions, Lesley can be contacted on 01962 710970 or Lesley.firstname.lastname@example.org