Thursday, 8 September 2011

Centre for Public Christianity

The Centre for Public Christianity website is well worth checking out. Their latest email newsletter contained links to the following items (a mixture of articles, audio podcasts and videos):

Today’s Sensitive New Age Dads

In light of Father’s Day Justine Toh reflects on fatherhood, images of God as a Father and the kinder, gentler Dads of today.

Religion, Violence, History and the Old Testament

Iain Provan is Professor of Biblical Studies at Regent College, Vancouver, and is a specialist in the Old Testament. In this podcast he discusses the reliability, relevance and the violence of the Old Testament.

Women in the Roman World

Lynn H. Cohick is associate professor of New Testament at Wheaton College specialising in the Origins of Christianity in the Graeco-Roman and Jewish worlds. Her latest book is Women in the World of the Earliest Christians and she spoke to CPX on that topic.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Justine Toh reflects on the end of the Harry Potter series and considers what the series has to say about love and sacrifice.

Public Religion

Dr Peter Vardy is Vice Principal of Heythrop College at the University of London, and a leading expert on religion and values education. He spoke to CPX about the place of religion in the public square and the need for religion as part of a good education.

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