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  1. The Spirit of Populism: Political Theologies in Polarized Times

    Is populism on the rise? Across the political spectrum, populism is considered a catch-all category to be critiqued: describing something as populist and dismissing something as populist go hand in hand. But theological justifications of populism, such as the identification of Christianity with Europe, resonate with mainstream political positions that are articulated and accepted in …

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  2. Leaders Retreat: Who I am is how I lead

    A short retreat to gather with others in ministry and to reflect, re-align and to rest in order to re-engage. Your guide throughout the programme will be Di Murray who will provide the “container, content and containment” over this 3 day experiential learning program. We will be working with the core values underpinning the ComingUp4Air model- Curiosity, …

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  3. Why (and How) Should the Church Read the Old Testament?

    The Old Testament is Israel’s testimony about God. As such, it contains a wide range of literature: historical drama, love poetry, laws, prophecy, hymns, and laments. As Christians, we are often uncertain how to read and preach this diverse body of texts and make it relevant for Christians today. Saturday 14th September: The Bible that …

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  4. Roots and Wings: Parents and Young Children

    A new conference to support those involved in early years ministry. Strong roots of security, identity and wellbeing give us all wings to fly to be all that we can be. There is a direct connection between the experiences of early childhood and subsequent adult flourishing. 52% of the UK’s under-5s attend a church-based toddler group …

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  5. CPD Event for Ministers and Worship Leaders

    A CPD event for ministers and worship leaders, offering resources for the year ahead, including new scholarship on Paul, Matthew’s Gospel, and preaching in missional contexts. Speakers include Dr Matthew Novenson and Dr Sandy Forsyth. This event is Study Leave eligible.  

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  6. Readership: The Future – Day Conference

    For Readers in-service, a time together for worship, fellowship, learning and debate. Lunch and refreshments will be provided, and Ministries Council will cover travel expenses (and overnight accommodation where necessary).   FAQs   How can I contact the organiser with any questions? Telephone Nicola Nicholls on 0131 225 5722 X 2303 or email nnicholls@churchofscotland.org.uk

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  7. Introduction to Pioneer Ministry and Church Planting

    This course aims to equip participants with a grounding in the theological understanding and practical knowledge needed to begin new worshipping communities or ‘fresh expressions of church’, through pioneer ministry and church planting. Classes will take place 21 September to 30 November 2019. The course will be piloted in 2019. Students who take part in …

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  8. SOUL CARE WORKSHOPS 2019-20 – The Masculine Soul

    Can masculinity be both wild and sacred? In a post-Weinstein, me too world, can poet Mary Olivers soulful exhortation to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves truly apply to men? Nick Thorpe believes so. Here he offers an interactive workshop that seeks to go beyond the often-binary media narrative in …

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