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September 2017

God Created Humanism

Monday, 18 September, 2017 @ 19:30 - 21:00
The Digby Church Hall, Digby Road
Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3NL United Kingdom
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Dr Theo Hobson looks at humanism and questions its secular credentials. In his book "God created humanism" he, in Rowan Williams's words, "invites us to recognise that the core moral values of liberal modernity did not fall ready made from a secular heaven but or the deposit of a long theological tradition. But ... he makes it clear that this is a challenge to contemporary religious complacency at least as much as to a smug and patronising secularity". We are very…

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October 2017

I think, therefore I am?

Monday, 9 October, 2017 @ 19:30 - 21:00
The Digby Church Hall, Digby Road
Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3NL United Kingdom
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Jon Riding, in addition to his role as the coordinator of the Insight Programme here at the Abbey, has for almost 30 years lead a ground breaking research team working in computational linguistics for the Bible Societies. He is also a theologian at Sarum College where he tutors ministry candidates and teaches biblical languages. Much of his work for the Bible Societies is in building computer systems that can learn about language for themselves. In this lecture he explores the approaching…

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November 2017

Feeling Mortal

Monday, 6 November, 2017 @ 19:30 - 21:00
The Digby Church Hall, Digby Road
Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3NL United Kingdom
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One of the inescapable realities of being human is death. Christianity is sometimes accused of denying this reality but in fact sees death not so much as an ending but a new beginning. The Revd Andrew Edmeads MA has for many years been chaplain to a Children's Hospice and is better qualified than most to reflect on the encounter of the human being with approaching mortality. He writes: "I have become more interested in what it means to be human,…

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Made in the Image

Monday, 27 November, 2017 @ 19:30 - 21:00
The Digby Church Hall, Digby Road
Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3NL United Kingdom
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Dorothy L Sayers is best known as the creator of suave sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey but she was also one of the finest Anglican theologians of the 20th century. Sayers challenged the patriarchal church of her day to broaden its understanding of what it means to be human, male and female and in her book Mind of the Maker used the creative process in the arts and literature to illuminate theology and vice versa. Amy Orr-Ewing is Director of the Oxford Centre…

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February 2018

Incarnation

Monday, 12 February @ 19:30 - 21:00
The Digby Church Hall, Digby Road
Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3NL United Kingdom
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Following our series of lectures during the autumn BEING HUMAN it seemed appropriate to close the circle by considering the mystery of the Word made flesh. We heard read this Christmas, as we do every Christmas, the opening verses of the Gospel of St John, “In the beginning was the word… and the word was made flesh and lived among us, and we have seen His glory”. The words are familiar but how can we understand the glory, necessity even,…

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April 2018

Truth On-Line

Monday, 16 April @ 19:30 - 21:00
The Digby Church Hall, Digby Road
Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3NL United Kingdom
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In the midst of claims of False News, Election Rigging et al is the any place for Truth on-line?

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June 2018

National Truths

Monday, 18 June @ 19:30 - 21:00
The Digby Church Hall, Digby Road
Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3NL United Kingdom
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We are particularly pleased to welcome Bishop Jana Jeruma-Grindberga, Chaplain of our sister church St Saviour's, Riga in Latvia, to talk to us about Truth and Nations. During the 20th century the Baltic states found themselves at the mercy of the Soviet Union with their national stories often buried beneath a tide of soviet propaganda. The perversion of truth to serve a national interest is nothing new but the systematic and wholesale corruption of reality that characterised the Soviet Union…

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July 2018

Illiberal Truths

Monday, 16 July @ 19:30 - 21:00
The Digby Church Hall, Digby Road
Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3NL United Kingdom
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Tim Farron MP on Truth, Politics and the death of liberalism.

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NT Greek in a Week

Monday, 23 July @ 09:30 - Saturday, 28 July @ 15:30
Sarum College, 19 The Close
Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2EE United Kingdom
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Learning to Read the New Testament in Greek Price: tbc The New Testament is both a very familiar, and at the same time, a very strange text. Distant from today’s English, both linguistically and culturally, the poetry and prose of the original texts speak of long vanished Empires, the abuse of power and the plight of the poor and disadvantaged. To encounter the text in its original language is to step into a world of priests and kings, wandering rabbis…

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August 2018

Beginning Biblical Hebrew

Monday, 13 August @ 09:30 - Wednesday, 15 August @ 15:30
Sarum College, 19 The Close
Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2EE United Kingdom
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An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Price: tbc   Reading the Old Testament in the language in which it was written is to open a window into a different world and times. We are as a culture more than 3,000 years distant from the nomadic tribes who wandered the Middle East from amongst whom emerged a radical new understanding of Creation and the Creator. Learning to read Biblical Hebrew is an adventure in difference. Ancient Hebrew is linguistically distant from European…

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  1. Truth and the Media

    Monday, 24 September @ 19:30 - 21:00
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    Monday, 8 October @ 19:30 - 21:00
  3. Fierce Imaginings – God and the Great War

    Monday, 19 November @ 19:30 - 21:00
  4. What is Truth?

    Monday, 26 November @ 19:30 - 21:00