New ways of thinking about the Christian religion

Breathing Space with Northumbria University Chaplaincy

Come and listen to and engage with: Michael Wright as he gives an introduction to the work of Gretta Vosper.

Start Date:
Saturday 29th March 2014
Start Time:
10:00AM
Location:
St. Silas’ Church, Clifford Street, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne , NE6 1PS
Contact:
Diane Packham
Phone:
0191 285 0454
Email:
diane@derekpackham.plus.com
Speakers:
Michael Wright
Cost:
£5

Michael Wright is a Quaker who has had a long interest in modern theological ideas, and is a Member of the Progressive Christianity Network. A former journalist and Anglican priest, he is an experienced speaker and writer. He will give an introduction to the work of Gretta Vosper. Her two books With or Without God, and Amen – prayer beyond belief set out ideas and practices for a new Christian paradigm. These ideas are initiating a debate on the future of local churches. It helps to understand what she is saying – whether or not you agree with her. Gretta Vosper is Minister in the United Church of Canada, who is “irritating the church into the 21st century.” She envisions a future in which the Christian Church plays a viable and transformative role in shaping society. Gretta will be speaking in Newcastle at 3 events from 18th to 20th September.

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