Church of the Brethren public webcasts and recordings
An assessment of urban mission in the 21st century by means of a Black theological analysis, offering critical reflections on the challenges of undertaking urban mission and the postcolonial realities to be found across the global north, where issues of plurality and power abound, within the all-enveloping shadow of empire.
Anthony Reddie is a Tutor in Christian Theology and Coordinator for Community Learning at Bristol Baptist College. He has a BA in History and a Ph.D. in Education (with Theology), both degrees conferred by the University of Birmingham. He has written over 60 essays and articles on Christian Education and Black theology in Britain. He is the author and editor of 15 books. His more recent titles include Is God Color Blind?: Insights from Black Theology for Christian Ministry (SPCK, 2009) and Black Theology, Slavery, and Contemporary Christianity (Edited - Ashgate, 2010), The SCM Guide to Black Theology,(SCM, 2012) and Churches, Blackness and Contested Multiculturalism (co-edited, R. Drew Smith, William Ackah and Anthony G. Reddie, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). He is editor of Black Theology: An International Journal, the only academic periodical in Black Theology in the world. He is also the co-editor of the ‘Cross Cultural Theologies’ book series for Acumen publishing.
The Christendom culture that dominated Europe for centuries and transposed itself with great success into many other nations was undoubtedly a brilliant achievement. It was also brutal, suppressing dissent and extending its influence through violence as well as persuasion, but it has left a remarkable legacy in all walks of life and most areas of society. As Christendom fades, should we grieve or celebrate its passing? What resources should we carry with us into post-Christendom, and what baggage should we leave behind?
Stuart Murray Williams, the author of Post-Christendom and Church after Christendom, is the editor of the ‘After Christendom’ series. He is a trainer/consultant working under the auspices of the Anabaptist Network, director of the Center for Anabaptist Studies at Bristol Baptist College, and one of the coordinators of Urban Expression.
In this webinar we will discuss the nature of the relationships we seek to build with people in low-income areas. We will explore how the virtues of justice and hope may be expressed within these relationships.
Andrew Grinnell is learning what it means to find Jesus and follow him on an estate in East Leeds. He moved there with his family and some friends in 2006 seeking to be good neighbors for and with local people. Through acts of hospitality and developing alternative initiatives they hope to discover peace and justice in their neighborhood. Andrew is involved in developing a number of initiatives across Leeds that seek to address poverty and inequality. He is helping to establish Leeds Citizens, and is project manager for the Leeds Poverty Truth Challenge. He teaches on training programs and at various conferences and events around the UK and is a research student at St John’s in Durham.
Save the dates! Details will be posted later.20 November: Lloyd Pietersen
29 January 2015: Andrew Francis
26 February 2015: Nigel Pimlott
6 May 2015: Simon Perry
2 June 2015: Brian Haymes & Kyle Gingerich-Hiebert
Recorded webcasts and webinars
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