Reader Summer Study Evenings

Tuesday June 20th and 27th, July 4th 2017 - 7.30pm

Preaching, Pastoral Care and Prophecy in a Post-Truth Age

We seem to be witnessing the rise of a ‘post-truth’ culture. Outrageous and offensive opinions ask to be taken seriously and facts are routinely disregarded if they get in the way of feelings or beliefs.
Social media confirm their prejudices and ‘expert’ opinion is rejected. This erodes the trust that underpins any healthy society and increases our sense that what we are told cannot be trusted.
Over three evenings this Summer, we shall explore this cultural shift and how we respond as preachers and pastors. The aim will be to deepen our understanding and confidence in our role as Readers. We will close with Night Prayer (Compline) at the end of each session.


Tuesday 20th June 2017
A Ministry of Understanding: The Purpose of the Reader as Theologian in the Diocese of Liverpool.
Canon Rod Garner is our speaker, Diocesan Theologian for Liverpool Diocese.

Tuesday 27th June 2017
Who is this?: The Strange Man on the Cross and the Truth that sets us Free
Dr. Chris Burkett is our speaker, he is Editor of  The Preacher, the quarterly publication of The College of Preachers and  Director of Ministry for the Diocese of Chester. 

Tuesday 4th July 2017
Of Prophets, Priests and Kings: A Brief Biblical Theology of our Pastoral Task
Dr Deirdre Brower Latz is our speaker, she is Principal and Senior Lecturer in Pastoral and Social Theology, Nazarene Theological College, Manchester.

The closing date for bookings is Monday 12th June.

The evenings are open to ministerial and lay colleagues, so please think about bringing someone along with you.

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Venue details

Select Security Stadium
Home of Widnes Vikings Rugby League Club
Lower House Lane

Alternative route due to major roadworks   - Follow signs to Halton Stadium unless the alternative route gives other instructions

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How to book

Bookings are being taken through Eventbrite