Jack Spong: A New Christianity for a New World

THIS IS HIS LAST TRIP TO THE UK SO DON’T MISS THIS CHANCE TO HEAR AND MEET BISHOP JACK SPONG.
PCN West of Scotland and PCN Britain are delighted to welcome back to the UK Bishop John Shelby Spong, America’s best known and most controversial Anglican Bishop and author of the bestselling books like “Eternal Life: A New Vision”, “Jesus for the Non Religious”, “Sins of Scripture”, “Why Christianity Must Change or Die” and many other publications.

Start Date:
Friday 3rd June 2011
Start Time:
11:30AM
Location:
Orchardhill Parish Church, Church Road, Giffnock, Glasgow G46 6JR
Contact:
Chris Vermeulen
Phone:
07733445568
Email:
chris.vermeulen@pcnbritain.org.uk
Speakers:
Bishop Jack Spong
Cost:
Weekend £35 incl Sat lunch, Friday £10, Saturday £25 incl lunch. Concessions for PCN/CRC/Students/Holy City and Iona Community.
Website:
http://www.johnshelbyspong.com/publicsite/index.aspx

Over the last four decades Bishop Spong, the retired American bishop of the Episcopal Church Diocese of Newark, New Jersey in the United States, has championed civil rights for minorities, full acceptance for women in both church and society and the full inclusion of gay and lesbian people in the life of the church. He has done this while at the same time claiming the Bible as his ally in this struggle and calling for a radical new reformation that will deliver the Christian Church from 1st century biblical literalism, 4th century creedal orthodoxy and 13th century liturgical practices. He has offered, in the title words of this conference, “A New Christianity for a New World.” The venue is well served by both bus and train. There are hotels within walking distance. Come and enjoy a stimulating weekend and meet old friends and make new ones.

Friday 3rd June: 7.30pm Lecture: “God Beyond Theism”

Saturday 4th June: 10am to 4pm Three Lectures: “Jesus - Why Saviour is no longer the proper title”, Seeking Divinity through Humanity” and “The Call of the Spirit to a New Humanity”

Sunday 5th June: Morning Service at 10.30am when Bishop Jack Spong will be the preacher.

Mathew Fox, author of Original Blessing, says of Spong: “His courage, candor and intense awareness are unique gifts to people both inside and outside Christianity at this critical time in human and planetary history.”

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