Date(s) - 01/03/2016
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
St Paul's Bursledon
The Joy of the Gospel: from a theology of the balcony to a theology of the road
What does it mean to be a people who can share the gospel with bold humility and a proper confidence in our context? How can we get involved in people’s daily lives, by word and deed, so that we take on the “smell of the sheep” as Pope Francis so strikingly expresses it? How do we reclaim the basic Christian truth that God became human to bring good news to the poor, new light to the blind, and liberty to the captives? During these 2 lectures, we will consider what it means to evangelise and to contextualise the gospel in our place and space.
Dr Cathy Ross is Tutor in Contextual Theology at Ripon College Cuddesdon, MA Coordinator for Pioneer Leadership Training at CMS (Church Mission Society) and Lecturer in Mission at Regent’s Park College, Oxford. She comes from Aotearoa/NZ. She is also the General Secretary of the International Association for Mission Studies. She has previously worked in Rwanda, Congo and Uganda with NZCMS.
Thanks to Peter Vargeson and the team from Bursledon, the Lent Lectures this year take place at St Paul’s Bursledon; 9.30 for coffee and registration, ready for a 10.15 start.
To book a place please email Lesley.email@example.com and send a cheque for £10 payable to WDBF to Lesley Grimm, Diocesan Office, Wolvesey, Winchester SO23 9ND