Handing on the Torch : Sacred Words For a Secular World (Cd-Audio) (York Courses Series)
A 5-session ecumenical course for discussion groups - ideal for Lent, or any time of year Christianity is the largest movement our world has ever seen. It continues to grow at an immense pace - especially in Asia (including...
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A 5-session ecumenical course for discussion groups - ideal for Lent, or any time of year
Christianity is the largest movement our world has ever seen. It continues to grow at an immense pace - especially in Asia (including China), Africa and Latin America. At the same time, Christianity in the West struggles to grow and - perhaps - even to survive. In this course we consider some of the reasons for this and what it might mean for individual Christians, for churches and for Western culture, in a world where alternative beliefs are increasingly on offer.
Session 1 - A Christian Country?
Session 2 - A Secular Society?
Session 3 - A Beleaguered Church?
Session 4 - Competing Creeds?
Session 5 - Handing on the Torch
The participants on the course audio are Archbishop Sentamu; Clifford Longley, RC author, broadcaster and journalist and Rachel Lampard - who has responsibility for the Methodist Church's engagement with political issues. Bishop Graham Cray provides the thoughtful Closing Reflection at the end of each session.
John Young is an ordained Anglican minister who has worked in parishes, schools and higher education. He has written over 30 books/booklets and around half a million copies of these have been sold. His work has been translated into several languages, including Chinese and Russian. John worked for two Archbishops of York, was for many years a member of the General Synod, and is a Canon Emeritus of York Minster. He has preached in some of Britain's great cathedrals, including St Paul's and York Minster, and his sermons appeared regularly in The Times' annual Book of Best Sermons. He is also a broadcaster and co-founder of York Courses (www.yorkcourses.co.uk).
Graham Cray is the Bishop of Maidstone and the Bishop for Mission in the Diocese of Canterbury, and is currently chairman of the Soul Survivor Trust and a member of the Council of the Evangelical Alliance. He chaired the working party which wrote the Mission Shaped Church report on church planting and fresh expressions of church. Graham is married to Jackie and they have two daughters. He written a number of books that interpret culture and how to best relate the gospel to the changes taking place, these include: Making Sense of Generation Y: The World View of 15- to 25-year-olds (Explorations), Disciples and Citizens: A Vision for Distinctive Living, Leadership in Mission Shaped Churches: emerging theological and practical models, Mission-shaped Youth: Rethinking Young People and Church and Postmodern Culture and Youth Discipleship: Commitment or Looking Cool?
John Sentamu is the Archbishop of York, and was previously Bishop of Birmingham and Bishop of Stepney.
Clifford Longley is an author, broadcaster and journalist who has specialized since 1972 in the coverage and analysis of British and international religious affairs. For 20 years he wrote a weekly column in The Times. He now contributes to Thought for the Day (R4) and appears regularly on The Moral Maze.
David Hope is Archbishop of York and Primate of the Northern Province of the Church of England.