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January 2019

Rt Revd Dr Tom Wright Space, time and history: Jesus and the challenge of God

January 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St Mark’s Church, Leeds Road
Harrogate, HG2 8AY United Kingdom
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The question of how we talk about God has become more and more confused in today’s western culture. Where might such a conversation start, and how might it proceed? Professor Wright argues for a radical and often surprising convergence between the problems we perceive in the world and the historical investigation of Jesus himself. This generates a new kind of ‘natural theology’, rooted in the biblical tradition but reaching out to embrace the wider world.

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February 2019

Revd Dr Andrew Emerton, The Prophets part 1

February 16, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Mowbray Community Church, Westmoreland Street
Harrogate, HG1 5AT United Kingdom
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In this Introduction to the Prophets we will look at the definition of prophecy and explore the role, purpose and place of the Major Prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel) and the Minor Prophets (Hosea, Micah, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Joel, Zechariah, Haggai and Malachi) in both pre- and post-exilic Israel.

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March 2019

Rt Revd Dr Helen-Ann Hartley To read, mark, learn and inwardly digest: some reflections on a diet of Biblical Interpretation

March 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St Mark’s Church, Leeds Road
Harrogate, HG2 8AY United Kingdom
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The Bible is the foundation of our faith, and we probably have our favourite bits, but what about the parts we don’t understand, or don’t agree with?  If it’s all the Word of God how do we navigate its terrain?  In this lecture, Bishop Helen-Ann shares some of her own reflections on a number of years pondering these questions.  Based on research conducted while on sabbatical leave in New Zealand in 2010 which resulted in the publication of ‘Making Sense…

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April 2019

Revd Dr Andrew Emerton, The Prophets part 2

April 13, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Mowbray Community Church, Westmoreland Street
Harrogate, HG1 5AT United Kingdom
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In this concluding section on the prophets we shall focus in on the book of Isaiah, unpacking First Isaiah (chapters 1–39), Second Isaiah (chapters 40–55) and Third Isaiah (chapters 56–66). We shall finish with a look at contemporary prophets today.

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