Chalmers Lectures 2017

Reforming the Kirk

— the future of the Church of Scotland

Rev Dr Doug Gay Lecturer in Practical Theology, Principal of Trinity College, University of Glasgow

FEBRUARY 1st, 8th and 15th, 2017 • 6.30pm • St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

In this series of three lectures, Glasgow-based Practical Theologian and Kirk Minister Doug Gay offers a candid, forthright and bold analysis of the state of the Church of Scotland and the choices facing it.

LECTURE 1 – WED 1ST FEBRUARY

The first lecture explores ‘what just happened?’ tracing the decline of the Kirk as a national institution since the 1960s.

LECTURE 2 – WED 8TH FEBRUARY

The second lecture explores the relationship between the church’s understanding of its own calling and its response.

LECTURE 3 – WED 15TH FEBRUARY

The final lecture makes the case for radical structural reform of the Church of Scotland over the next decade.

Doug describes the lectures as ‘hard thinking done with a soft heart’ and ‘radical thinking offered in a cautious spirit’. He hopes the lectures will both contribute to a broader understanding of the state of the Kirk across Scotland and the international reformed community and to a creative and productive conversation about reform within the Kirk.

FREE to attend, or WATCH online www.churchofscotland.org.uk

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