BMS are hosting a one-day theology event called Catalyst Live with a list of top draw speakers, including Jürgen Moltmann, Steve Holmes, Anthony Reddie, John Lennox and others. The one day is being run in Manchester on 27th November and Reading on Thursday 28th November. £30 incl. lunch. For more see here.
Fred Sanders has emailed to spread the word about a new conference taking place in Los Angeles that he's organising with Oliver Crisp. They hope this the first of many conferences to come. They have an excellent line-up to get started with Alan Torrance, George Hunsinger, Katherine Sonderegger, Peter Leithart and Crisp himself. They are all addressing the theme of Christology Ancient and Modern. Dates are 17-18 January 2013.
Centre for Christianity and Interreligious Dialogue, Heythrop College, London
‘Only One Way?’ : A Conservative Catholic, A Reformed Evangelical and a Liberationist Liberal debate the theology of religions.
Gavin D’Costa Professor in Catholic Theology, University of Bristol
Paul Knitter Paul Tillich Professor of Theology, World Religions and Culture, Union Theological Seminary, New York
Dan Strange Tutor in Religion, Culture & Public Theology Oak Hill College, London
To mark the publication of their major new book
11.00am - 3.30pm, 14th October 2011
This day is open to all. A £5 donation is requested to cover costs. The College canteen will be open at lunchtime. To indicate that you intend to come or for further details, please contact Dr Martin Ganeri, Director of CCID by email: firstname.lastname@example.org Heythrop College, University of London, Kensington Square, London W8 5HQ.
I have just heard that the theology department at King's College London are recognising the huge contribution that Colin made to theology at King's and organising an annual public lecture dedicated to his memory and work. The first one will be on the 20th September and will feature Professor Alan Torrance, as well as a number of other papers. More information will be available I imagine from the department's website in due course. I'm gutted that I will miss it this year as I will be in India, but hopefully some or all it will be either recorded or subsequently published.
I'm looking forward to the hearts and minds: baptists doing theology in context conference at Regent's Park College in a few weeks time (post-Greenbelt), where I'm giving a short paper (still to write!) on the 'end' of worship. Other papers look good. This will be the first gathering of this type since 2008 and its got a new feel to it this time being in partnership with the BU and BMS. Steve Holmes and Cathy Ross are the plenary speakers.
King’s College London One-Day Conference "Andrew Walker: A Celebration and Assessment” 24 May 2010, 10.30 to 4.00 The Chapel, King’s College, Strand, London
King’s College London is pleased to announce a one-day conference with an international group of speakers to celebrate the landmark work of Professor Andrew Walker, who recently retired after a distinguished career at King’s. There is no charge for this conference, which is open to all.
Professor Alister McGrath (KCL): Welcome; short reflection on Andrew Walker on C. S. Lewis, focussing both on Walker’s assessment of Lewis as a theologian, and his development of his approach through the “C. S. Lewis Centre” in the 1980s.
Dr Pete Ward (KCL): Andrew Walker and the “Gospel and Culture” Movement. This will consider Walker’s significance in the Gospel and Culture movement, noting his development of the approach of Lesslie Newbigin, especially in Telling the Story and Enemy Territory.
Dr Luke Bretherton (KCL): “Sharing Peace: Class, Hierarchy and a Doxological Vision of Social Relations”. Central to Andrew Walker's work is an exploration of the interface between sociology and theology. This paper picks up on this theme, particularly Walker's work on the trinity, to set out a doxological account of inter-personal relations and how this contrasts and interacts with the key sociological category of “class” and the differing accounts of social relations that shape conceptualisations of class.
Professor William Abraham (Southern Methodist University, Dallas): “From the Linear to the Prototypical: An Ecclesiology of the Third Article”. This paper will explore the relations of Pentecostalism and Orthodoxy, a major interest for Andrew Walker, offering a model of the church which combines the strengths of both.
Canon Professor Martyn Percy (Principal, Ripon College, Cuddesdon). “Signs, Wonders and Church Growth: Sociological and Theological Understanding in the Work of Andrew Walker.” This paper will look at Andrew Walker’s understanding of the relationship between theology and the social sciences, looking particularly at his landmark work on house churches, Restoring the Kingdom.