One possible model is the divine helplessness, that puts itself in the hands of God’s beloved human race. Three talks will be offered on a biblical understanding of authority:
- The helpless infant: Jesus in the infancy narratives
- Power and authority in Mark’s passion narrative
- Power and authority in the Resurrection
The Book of Revelation is perplexing when read for the first time but those who ponder its meaning discover a surprising message which is as relevant today as it was in the first century. Far from being a book which predicts the end of the world, it was written to generate hope in a Christian community corroded away by the indifference of society. In this course we will examine some popular ideas about hope in the modern world before turning to the Book of Revelation to discover the ancient strategies its author used to generate a truly Christian hope. We will then apply what we learn to the social, ecological and religious crisis we face today.
The Living Theology Course offers a weekend of serious, yet lively study on
topics of interest relating to Scripture, religious tradition, faith, morals,
Friday 6.30pm – 9pm Saturday and Sunday 9.30am – 5pm
We suggest an offering of £45. If you find this too much, then please offer what you can afford.
This Course is non-residential, but hotel accommodation is available within three blocks of the ISC in Scott Street.
Four nearby hotels bookable online are the Adelaide Baptist Church Guest House, the very basic Easyhotel, the simple Travelodge and the more upmarket, Doubletree by Hilton (formerly Glasgow City Hotel formerly Thistle Hotel) See link below for details: