Gospel and Empire in the New Testament - Christopher Rowland will lead a discussion

Saturday 30th September 2017

Christopher taught Biblical Studies at the Universities of Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge and most recently Oxford, before his retirement in 2014. He has written on Christian origins, and the history of apocalypticism, liberation theology and most recently on the visionary artist and writer, William Blake, who was inspired by John of Patmos and a modern prophet against empire.  He spent a decade on the Board of Christian Aid and chair of its Latin American and Caribbean Committee, which gave him first-hand experience of the churches work in countries like Brazil. He has a long-standing interest in the relationship between biblical studies and practical and theology. His most recent book, In A Glass Darkly, written with Zoë Bennett of the Cambridge Theological Federation, and published in December, looks at the interface between the two.

This event will be held at St Andrews Church Kimbolton Road Bedford MK40 2PF Between 10am and 1pm. £10 per person, per session (including refreshments) payable on the day


Stages of Life

Wednesday's from 20th September 2017 -11th October 2017

 20th September 2017   Conception & Birth             Mrs Sue Armstrong

27th September 2017   From Childhood to Maturity   Margaret Pritchard-Houston

4th October 2017          Growing Through life          Revd Dr John Weaver

11th October 2017        What Happens When I Die?  The Very Revd Dr Jeffrey John

This event will be held at St Andrews Church Kimbolton Road Bedford MK40 2PF Between 8pm and 9.30pm.   £5 per person, per session (including refreshments) payable    on the day.

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