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September 2017

Dr Casey Strine: Migration and Exile then and now

September 16, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
St Mark’s Church, Leeds Road
Harrogate, HG2 8AY United Kingdom
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Dr Strine will explore what both the Old Testament and New Testament say about migration, developing the insight that a massive number of biblical texts are written by migrants to other migrants about migration. By recognising this feature, analysing what these texts say about migration, and thinking carefully about how this compares to contemporary experiences, Strine will outline a biblical basis for responding to the current debates about migrants and migration policy in the United Kingdom.

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November 2017

Revd David Runcorn: The road to growth less travelled – spiritual paths in a missionary church

November 18, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
St Mark’s Church, Leeds Road
Harrogate, HG2 8AY United Kingdom
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We are in unfamiliar country. A faith urgently needs to seek new ways of being present to a culture adrift from any spiritual roots and unable to recognise its loss. We will be exploring, experimenting and in conflict for the foreseeable future. ‘We do not see what we shall become’ (1 John 3.2). This is both exciting and disorientating. How individuals and communities are to live and pray faithfully through such times needs much wisdom. Jesus describes his way of…

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January 2018

The Rt Revd John Pritchard: Five Events that Changed the World

January 27, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
St Mark’s Church, Leeds Road
Harrogate, HG2 8AY United Kingdom
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Bishop John will be exploring what holds together the ‘big five’ of the Christian faith: incarnation, the cross, resurrection, ascension and Pentecost. What are they all really about and how can we grasp their significance intellectually and spiritually? Big issues made accessible.

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March 2018

Revd Alan Garrow: What did Jesus really say?

March 17, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
St Mark’s Church, Leeds Road
Harrogate, HG2 8AY United Kingdom
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It might seem quite straightforward – Jesus said what he is reported as saying in the Gospels. At one level this is true. At another, however, things may be rather more complicated. A significant complicating factor is that, for more than a century, most scholars have suspected the existence of an entity known as Q. This Q is a hypothetical source that many scholars believe was copied by the authors of Matthew’s and Luke’s Gospels. If Q existed then, by…

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September 2018

Prof Dr Gavin D’Costa Christian-Jewish relations: new and difficult questions

September 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St Mark’s Church, Leeds Road
Harrogate, HG2 8AY United Kingdom
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This lecture will address the question: if the covenant with Israel is irrevocable (Romans 11.29), what does that mean for Christians who accept that and believe that salvation is from Christ alone?

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November 2018

Revd Prof Dr Charlotte Methuen The Reformation and Brexit: history and the position of the UK in Europe

November 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St Mark’s Church, Leeds Road
Harrogate, HG2 8AY United Kingdom
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The English Reformation has been cited as evidence both for and against the decision of the UK to leave the EU.  Henry VIII’s idiosyncratically independent stance has been contrasted with the European dimension of Thomas Cranmer’s contacts and the influence of continental Reformers in England and in Scotland.  This paper will examine those arguments, and explore them in the context of the engagement of the Churches of England and Scotland in the debates surrounding Brexit.  What insights might the history…

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