A day conference in Cambridge with Jonathan Burnside.
We are living in revolutionary times. The political ideals of liberal democracy seem to be failing, while the economic system based around financial capitalism is losing legitimacy fast.
How might Christians respond?
As ostriches, burying our heads in the sand as we pray for Jesus’ speedy return?
As guardians of the present system, thinking it must still be better than the alternatives?
Or as courageous reformers, who turn to God and his word for wisdom and direction at this hour?
If you aspire to be among the latter, then this event will equip you for that calling.
The conference is designed to strengthen every Christian’s confidence in the whole Bible as God’s word for our times, and to help us communicate its message into our culture and society today.
You will discover how biblical law, rather than being a static set of archaic rules, is a powerful body of wisdom which God expects Christians to apply in creative, radical ways to bring hope and transformation in each generation. Topics include:
- Why bother with biblical law?
- The authority, coherence and goodness of the Old Testament
- Applying biblical law to contemporary society
- Communicating the vision in a post-secular world
The main speaker is Jonathan Burnside, Professor of Biblical Law at the University of Bristol. Jonathan has degrees in Law and Criminology, both from the University of Cambridge, and a Doctorate in Law from the University of Liverpool. He is the author of a number of books including ‘God, Justice and Society’ (OUP 2011).
Other speakers include Jonathan Chaplin, director of the Kirby Laing Institute of Christian Ethics, and Michael Schluter, founder of the Jubilee Centre.
Date: Saturday 25th February 2017, from 10am to 4.30pm
Venue: St Andrews Street Baptist Church, 43 St Andrews St, Cambridge CB2 3AR
Cost: Free – but please bring a packed lunch (tea and coffee provided)
Jesus said to them, ‘Therefore every teacher of the law who has become a disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.’ (Matthew 13:52)
‘Biblical law is probably the most forgotten and neglected section of the Bible. Yet it provides the clearest teaching we have on how God wants a society that’s made up largely of non-believers to be organised so as to constrain evil and promote good.’ Michael Schluter, founder of the Jubilee Centre.
This conference marks the launch of Reformation2017 – a year-long initiative marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, which includes events, a sculpture exhibition, new publications and an online campaign to draw up 95 theses for spiritual and social transformation today. See www.reformation2017.org