Confident Faith in a Hostile World?
13-14 April 2015
“I tell you the truth, there is no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for my sake and for the sake of the gospel who will not receive in this age a hundred times as much—homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, fields, all with persecutions—and in the age to come, eternal life.”
So Jesus promised his disciples (Mark 10:29-30, NET). This remains true in the 21st Century in places of notorious oppression, some of which claim media attention. Is it also true in Scotland? How can Christians be encouraged, informed, and equipped for Kingdom living in contexts inimical to faith?
The Finlayson Lecture—to which members of the public are warmly invited on the Monday evening—will be delivered by Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, director, Oxford Centre for Training, Research, Advocacy and Dialogue.
- Rev Dr Trevor Morrow, retired minister, Co Dublin
- Rev David Robertson, minister, St Peter’s Free Church; director, Solas Centre for Public Christianity, Dundee
- Dr Elizabeth Shively, lecturer in New Testament Studies, University of St Andrews
- Rev Daniel Sladek, lecturer in Old Testament, Edinburgh Theological Seminary
- Dr Wes White, lecturer in urban ministry; founder, The Mosaic Community, Glasgow