Marcus Borg’s place in history

Marcus Borg’s place in history A report on the first Marcus Borg Memorial Lecture by Diana Butler Bass before an audience in Birmingham on Saturday 14th May 2016

The Marcus Borg Memorial Lecture is the brainchild of Adrian Alker, chair of the Progressive Christianity Network Britain.  Modern Church, Free to Believe and the St Mark’s Centre for Radial Christianity joined PCN Britain in staging this event.  It was hosted by Carrs Lane Church in Birmingham and attended by over 200 people.  This report covers the first of the two talks that Diana Butler Bass gave.  She is a historian focusing on the history of Christianity and is a leading voice in progressive Christianity. You can watch a video of Marianne Borg introducing Butler Bass in our video resources section.  You can also download or purchase a CD of both talks.  See also

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Become an SCM Link Church

Become an SCM Link Church The Student Christian Movement is offering churches in university towns the opportunity to enhance their student contact by becoming an SCM Link Church.

Do you want to reach more students and provide a welcoming space for them to serve and be part of your community? Link your church with SCM for free and you’ll receive several benefits including a profile on their website, ongoing support and advice to engage students, a bi-monthly newsletter specifically for churches, information about training in your area, and resources and publicity materials. Visit to complete the form.

Two ways in which you might be able to help the Student Christian Movement

Two ways in which you might be able to help the Student Christian Movement SCM is seeking to employ a Manchester based Regional Development Worker and also to recruit volunteers to join their Council of Reference, which provides advice to SCM trustees.

The Regional Development Worker will cover the North West of England to start in September. The post is full time (35 hours per week) with a salary of £20-22,000 depending on experience. The Regional Development Worker will be joining a small dynamic staff team, developing our work with students in the North West of England.  The successful candidate will expand our network of student groups and link churches, organise events, deliver training and work with students, local churches and chaplaincies to improve and develop student outreach and engagement in the region. Experience of Christian student work within a church or chaplaincy context would be an advantage.

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