Progressive Church: Reconceiving Christian Community

Progressive Church: Reconceiving Christian Community

Is there a place for church within progressive expressions of Christianity, which tend to sit uneasily with theological orthodoxy, prescribed liturgies and hierarchical structures of authority? Many liberals and progressives feel alienated from traditional forms of church and are hanging on by their fingertips or have already given up and left.

Start Date:
Saturday 7th June 2014
Start Time:
10:30AM
Location:
St Mark’s CRC, 4 St Mark’s Crescent, Sheffield, S10 2SG
Contact:
St Mark’s CRC
Phone:
0114 266 3613
Email:
info@stmarkscrc.co.uk
Speakers:
Martyn Percy
Cost:
CRC & PCN members-£12; Non-members-£14; Students/unwaged-£5
Website:
www.stmarkscrc.co.uk

But are there ways of reconceiving Christian community informed by liberal-progressive approaches to faith that are radically inclusive and prophetic in their witness to an alternative understanding of human being and flourishing? Martyn Percy is eminently qualified to aid our engagement with these and other pressing questions relating to the future of organized religion.

Martyn is Principal of Ripon College near Oxford, one of the largest centres for training Christian ministers in the UK. He is also a Professor of Theological Education at King’s College, London, and an Honorary Canon of Salisbury Cathedral as well as serving as a member of the BBC Standing Committee on Religion and Beliefs. Recently described as a ‘missionary anthropologist,’ Martyn has written and lectured broadly in the fields of ecclesiology, ministry and mission, drawing on his own research in addition to his considerable experience as an Anglican priest and theological educator.

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