Theology Quest and Questions in Tiverton 2017-2018
Location: Tiverton Baptist Church
Starts: 21st September 2017
Ends: 21st June 2018
From: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Cost: £6.00 per s
Where and when?
We meet in the Tiverton Baptist Church Hall, by kind permission of the minister and deacons. Sessions begin at 7pm and end promptly at 9pm.
Who tried Jesus, and why? - David Catchpole
Thursdays 21 and 28 September; 5 October 2017
The quest of the historical Mary - David Catchpole
Thursdays 19 and 26 October; 2 November 2017
Changing morality and the transformative gospel - David Hamer
Thursdays 26 April; 3 and 10 May 2018
Rain falling by the river - Christopher Southgate
Thursdays 7, 14 and 21 June 2018
What lies behind it all in TQQT?
Christian people in these early days of the 21st century have a long agenda of topics which lie at the heart of their faith but which raise persistent questions. The aim of these trios is to open up the quest and engage with some of those questions. What do Christians believe, why do they believe it, and should they keep on believing it?
The aim of TQQT is partly, to quote a famous phrase, 'faith seeking understanding', but it also gives space to 'doubt seeking understanding'. If you came before, we hope you will come again. If you didn't, come and give it a try!
Who can come?
Anyone and everyone. There are no entrance conditions - except an open mind and a spirit of exploration!
What will it cost?
Just £6.00 per session (£15.00 per trio). This will cover tea/coffee at half-time.
Who are the members of this year's team?
- David Catchpole was Professor of Theological Studies at the University of Exeter and is now a staff member at Sarum College, Salisbury.
- David Hamer taught at Blundell’s School, where he was also Chaplain.
- Christopher Southgate is Senior Lecturer in the University of Exeter, Principal of the South West Ministry Training Course, and the author of The Groaning of Creation (Westminster John Knox Press, 2008), and most recently Rain falling by the River: new and selected poems of the spirit (London: Canterbury Press, 2017).