Imagining good Theology

Imagining good Theology

Discovering the power of imagination in making the Bible live. It is imagination that helps ensure that, for us, the book lives and is new every morning. Imagination opens us to successive readings and re-readings that open for us in new understanding even as we make our way through the world.  If all we are doing […]

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God, Science and the New Athiesm

God, Science and the New Athiesm

Helping Christians overcome fears about science. Science is sometimes perceived as a threat to Christianity and this view is actively encouraged by new atheists such as Richard Dawkins who claim that science leads to atheism. This seminar explores why Christians have nothing to fear. Not only does science provide some of the best reasons for belief […]

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God of Law or God of Love?

God of Law or God of Love?

Discovering the love of God in the Old Testament Law. It is often difficult for Christians to see how the Old Testament Law can possibly be God-given, when so much of it seems to stand in tension with the God of love that other parts of Scripture tell us about.  This seminar aims to help its […]

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Did God Love the Canaanites

Did God Love the Canaanites

Reading the conquest as part of scripture. Christianity proclaims that ‘God so loved the world…’ However there are passages of scripture that depict God as acting in a way that seems totally unloving. Perhaps the most difficult of these are the conquest of Canaan passages in Deuteronomy and Joshua. This seminar will provide some ways of […]

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Equality – a Piece of Cake?

Equality – a Piece of Cake?

An unconditional love for God’s world meets equality. A brief exploration of the present landscape of equality in Northern Ireland. We will look at some recent cases and how the bible, culture, law and politics shape our approach to the issues raised. How does ‘an unconditional love for God’s world’ impact our understanding of equality and […]

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