With familiar candour and colour, John Bodycomb excoriates church leadership for evading, and layering over with platitudes, two huge questions:
• What future for organised religion in Western societies? and (in light of this)
• What future for the so-called ‘religious professional’?
More information: New Release 2 elephants1
“John Bodycomb, Uniting Church minister, theological educator and sociologist, confronts us with research findings which herald a bleak future for the Christian churches in a secular society like Australia. Further he raises the question of the implications of this for the future of the ordained ministry, and thus for anyone currently contemplating training for that ministry.”
Review by John Gunson https://pcnetsa.org/book-reviews/john-bodycomb-tw…ants-in-the-room/
A SPIRITUALITY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
The (r)evolutionary Creation Spirituality movement –
based in ancient Judeo-Christian tradition, supported by leading-edge science,
bearing witness for social, environmental, and gender justice,
and voiced most powerfully for this generation
by spiritual theologian Matthew Fox –
Is flourishing in the creative and prophetic spirit of our times!
CD5 Matthew Fox Keynote
More from Matthew Fox at www.matthewfox.org/what-is-creation-spirituality/
The following describes four major blocks to peace, to be explored in a four session seminar series led by Jonathan and Janeen Barker, to start Wednesday evenings 20th June 2018 – meeting from 7-9pm.
The Seminary of the 3rd Age curriculum for March looks at
“The God Factor: Re-thinking the Mystery called God”
On March 1 presenter Norm Habel investigates The Indigenous God of Abraham
A close reading of the Abraham narrative reveals early texts that reflect Abraham’s initial relationships with the Canaanites, the indigenous people of the so-called Promised Land. Did Abraham recognise the indigenous God of Canaan? If so, does this present a precedent for recognising the faith of the Australian Aborigines?
Interested? Take a look at the brochure. 2018 Seminary brochure Much much more to come over the course of 2018.
Our Unitarian friends are hosting Dr Hugh MacKay at the Norwood Town Hall, 7pm on Friday October 20th, for what promises to be an interesting and challenging presentation.
More information and booking details here Hugh Mackay poster-1