Joining the Conversation
A four week adventure in theological thinking. Discover your inner theologian through genuine conversation.
The next 'Joining the Conversation' courses will run:
In Derry on Tues 11th, 18th, 25th, 1st Feb.
In Harbour Faith Community on Wed 12th, 19th, 26th, 2nd Feb.
Limited spaces, so be sure to book yourself in (see below).
Session 1: The Ongoing Conversation
In this session we look at how people talk ‘about’ theology, and how people talk ‘in’ theology, and we examine our own starting points: where are we in the conversation and what we uniquely bring to it.
Session 2: The Sources of Theology
In this session we go back to basics. What are we talking about when we talk about theology? What is someone ‘doing’ when they ‘do theology’? How might we do it too? Through exploring the four sources of theology (Reason, Experience, Scripture and Tradition) and examining their relationship, this session sets us up to ‘do theology’ in our own way.
Session 3: Using Texts
Building on Session Two, this week we turn to how we read, why we need texts and, possibly, why sometimes we don’t. In this session we look closely at how the Bible is positioned within our own theology, with an eye to exploring why the Bible has been dominant in much theology done in NI and beyond.
Session 4: Theology and the Senses
In the final session we bring our whole person to the task of theology, heart, soul, mind and strength. We will deliberately and intentionally bring sensory experience to the foreground this week as we explore how our bodies, memories, desires and stories can be invaluable foundations for our theological thinking.
The cost of the course is £50 for 4 weeks. If this is a barrier to access, do reach out through email to chat.
Patrons get discount on all courses (25% / 50%), lucky sods.