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Opportunities for theological reflection

09 January 2017


A range of opportunities are offered for theological study and reflection this year.


Lincoln Theological Society has recently published details of its meetings for 2017:

Wednesday, 29th March (7pm for 7.30pm)
‘The Destructive Power of a Troubled Conscience’
Dr Jonathan Trigg

Thursday, 8th June (7pm for 7.30pm)
‘What was the Reformation? A Possible Biblical Solution!’
Dr Jack Cunningham

Thursday, 5th October (7pm for 7.30pm)
‘Changes in Liturgy, Preaching, Building and Governance from The Reformation to the Civil War as Exemplified in St Paul's Cathedral’
Professor Peter McCullough

The lectures will take place in The Robert Hardy Lecture Theatre of Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LB1 3DY.

Tickets (£5; which include a glass of wine or fruit juice) are available from Lincoln Cathedral Shop, Unicorn Tree Books and on the door. Parking is available.

For further information please see the society website


The 2017 programme for Peterborough Theological Society offers the following meetings:

Wednesday, 25th January
Peter Thomas Stanford: Birmingham’s First "Coloured Preacher", 1889–1895
The Revd Dr Paul Walker, Minister, Highgate Baptist Church, Birmingham                     

Wednesday, 22nd February
Lost in the Labyrinth: Contemporary Trends in Christian Spirituality
The Revd Canon Andrew Hawes, Vicar of Edenham, Warden of Edenham Regional House                    

Wednesday, 29th March
How William Blake can help us read the Bible
The Revd Professor Chris Rowland, Emeritus Dean Ireland’s Professor of Exegesis of Holy Scripture, Oxford

Wednesday, 26th April
African Christianity in Britain – Emerging Missional Impulses
The Revd Dr Harvey Kuiyam, Ripon College, Cuddesdon

Wednesday, 24th May
Montgomery Lecture: Theology for World Development, Sustainability and Justice
Dr Elaine Storkey, President, TEAR Fund; member of the Board of A Rocha                               

Wednesday, 28th June
A Time to Die – Theological Reflections on Death
The Revd Dr Marian Carter, formerly Senior Lecturer in Pastoral Theology, St Mark and St John’s College, Plymouth

Meetings (7.30pm9.15pm) are held at the Friends’ Meeting House, Thorpe Road, Peterborough PE3 6AB. Parking is available. Individual meetings are £4, with annual subscriptions available. For more information please see the society website


The next meeting of Rutland Theological Society will take place on Thursday, 2nd February 2017. The Revd Canon Philip Spence, Canon of St Paul's Cathedral, will speak on The changing images of Christ in paintings. Meetings take place in Oakham Methodist Church, commencing at 7.30pm and finishing by 9pm. The cost for non-members is £4 per meeting. For further details, including news of forthcoming meetings, please see the society website