Roger Ray speaks at St Albans, Malvern and Brighton

Roger Ray speaks at St Albans, Malvern and Brighton

This leading US progressive minister will be in the UK between 5th and 13th May

May 5th: St Albans day conference - Progressive Faith and Practice.  Session One:  What do progressive mean when we say ‘God’.  Session two: Worship in a post-modern society: What do we do when we gather as a Community?  Session three: Which Jesus do we hold dear?  

May 10th:  Malvern evnening meeting: Which Jesus do we hold dear?  

May 13th:  Brighton (Hove) day eventThinking Allowed: an insight into progressive christianity.  Dr Ray will be joined by Rev’d John Churcher, former PCN chair and a Methodist minister offering a radical voice from the edge.  In the morning each will preach in a local church and then in the afternoon there will be three sessions: 1. What do progressives mean when we say “God”?  2. Which Jesus do we hold dear?  3. What do we do when we gather as a community?  

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4 Views on Pastoring LGBTQ Teenagers

4 Views on Pastoring LGBTQ Teenagers

“What do I do when a teenager comes out to me? How do I respond in a way that’s helpful rather than creating additional problems?” One of the four contributors to this book is Gemma Dunning, a London based Baptist minister, who will be speaking at the book’s launch in Newport.

The church has a notorious record of making LGBTQ teenagers feel judged and isolated.  So this is a book that aims to equip church workers to adopt a better approach.  It is based on practical experiences.  

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Students polled on their belief in the resurrection

Students polled on their belief in the resurrection

A poll of students by the Student Christian Movement shows that the literal interpretation of that first Easter isn’t set in stone.

In the poll, 15% of participants admitted that they didn’t believe that Jesus returned to his body following the crucifixion, responding ‘I believe Jesus’ spirit is with us but I don’t believe he physically rose from the dead’ or ‘I really want to believe that Jesus rose from the dead but I struggle to get my head around it.’

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