Imagining good Theology

Imagining good Theology

Discovering the power of imagination in making the Bible live. It is imagination that helps ensure that, for us, the book lives and is new every morning. Imagination opens us to successive readings and re-readings that open for us in new understanding even as we make our way through the world.  If all we are doing […]

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God, Science and the New Athiesm

God, Science and the New Athiesm

Helping Christians overcome fears about science. Science is sometimes perceived as a threat to Christianity and this view is actively encouraged by new atheists such as Richard Dawkins who claim that science leads to atheism. This seminar explores why Christians have nothing to fear. Not only does science provide some of the best reasons for belief […]

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God of Law or God of Love?

God of Law or God of Love?

Discovering the love of God in the Old Testament Law. It is often difficult for Christians to see how the Old Testament Law can possibly be God-given, when so much of it seems to stand in tension with the God of love that other parts of Scripture tell us about.  This seminar aims to help its […]

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Did God Love the Canaanites

Did God Love the Canaanites

Reading the conquest as part of scripture. Christianity proclaims that ‘God so loved the world…’ However there are passages of scripture that depict God as acting in a way that seems totally unloving. Perhaps the most difficult of these are the conquest of Canaan passages in Deuteronomy and Joshua. This seminar will provide some ways of […]

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Equality – a Piece of Cake?

Equality – a Piece of Cake?

An unconditional love for God’s world meets equality. A brief exploration of the present landscape of equality in Northern Ireland. We will look at some recent cases and how the bible, culture, law and politics shape our approach to the issues raised. How does ‘an unconditional love for God’s world’ impact our understanding of equality and […]

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Boundaries in marriage

Boundaries in marriage

No one plans to ruin their marriage but how many of us have plans to enable them to thrive? Andrew and Dana have busy jobs, a young family and lead a church together. During this seminar they will be sharing some of the things they have learned to ensure the health of their marriage remains […]

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Mission in the margins

Mission in the margins

The seminar will focus on ‘the marginalised’ and highlight God’s heart for those on the outside, the least among us. We think of the poor and those with disabilities in countries far away and at home. Exploring how God’s message of love gains special significance when it is effectively communicated to people who have faced […]

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Living stories: The gospel of transformed lives: 2. Our stories

Living stories: The gospel of transformed lives: 2. Our stories

Many of us struggle to tell our story, preferring instead to share second-hand accounts of grace and transformation. This seminar seeks to celebrate ordinary stories – our own stories – and to encourage each of us to play our part in God’s living narrative of change.

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Evangelism: passion, not fear

Evangelism: passion, not fear

The seminar will hopefully encourage Christians to become passionate about evangelism and deals with our natural tendency to do evangelism in our own strength, and end up giving up altogether! God has shown us through the ministry of Christ that we can only do it through his power and in his way. He opens up […]

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