You can now download resources (in pdf format) from our Common Ground 2018 Conference “Creation: ecology, theology, revolution”: presentations by Prof Martin Manning and Dr Emily Colgan, along with the Conference Songbook – new and original progressive hymns – and a link to the movie, “Living the Change”.
Two new resources added to the website:
Ian Harris’s latest ODT article: Say goodbye to belief and welcome to faith
A liturgical resource Affirmation of Faith—Living as if we matter by liturgist Bronwyn Angela White
Books by both these writers will be on sale at the Common Ground 2018 Conference, 7-9 September, St Andrew’s on The Terrace, Wellington – along with titles from St Andrew’s Trust for the Study of Religion and Society) including Ian’s “Creating God, Re-Creating Christ” (SATRS, 1999)
Check out these recently-added liturgical resources – hymn lyrics, prayers, reflection:
Let us reach down deep inside us – Susan Jones
We bring these prayers and gifts of money – Susan Jones
Hiroshima Sunday Reflection – Paul Barber
We give thanks for wise women and wise men – Wendy Matthews
Bless the creator who calls and inspires us! – Susan Jones
Raindrops pizzicato – Bronwyn Angela White
Unless captioned differently, all photographs are © bronwyn angela white
Check our updated list of Good Books you might enjoy reading and reviewing. Enjoy the covers collage at the end of the list, which includes some titles not listed.
You can also see the latest from Philip Garside Publishing Ltd, and pre-order:
Being Christian in the Twenty-First Century
by Sam Gould
Written to help struggling and doubting Christians develop an understanding of Christianity that avoids literalism, creeds, and doctrines – all factors which seem to be driving people away from the church – this book is well suited for individual or group study, complete with a study guide and sample lesson plans. It responds to the call for theological reform advocated by many contemporary clergy and religious leaders.
We’ve added the bio of Hon Grant Robertson to our website. Grant will give the first speech at the conference. You can read his bio here.
Emeritus Professor Sir Lloyd Geering is launching his latest book “Witness to Change, Reflections on Reaching 100″ (Steele Roberts Aotearoa Publishers 2018)
Friday 17 August at 6.00 pm
Conference rooms 1 & 2
St Andrew’s Conference Centre
30 The Terrace, Wellington (elevator available for those who need it)
Details on our Events pages
Are self-identified “Progressive Christians” guilty of exclusivity and conceit?
Rev Dr John Bodycomb writes, “There is now a much larger clearly observable ‘movement’, for it is as such that progressive Christianity is best understood. I have likened it to a flood moving slowly but relentlessly over the cultural landscape. It is pluriform and cannot be stereotyped, although its critics are apt to do so.”
He prefers “evolving christianity” to “progressive christianity”. Find out why in his article, “One Man’s Assessment of Progressive Christianity”.