Tuesday 7th August 2018

From Vatican II to Pope Francis: Re-imagining the Church for our time 

IFE conference

Wednesday 8th August 2018

Wrestling with Tradition: Critical belonging in a church facing challenges

Public Lecture

This talk will explore what it means to belong to a church as an adult believer.  This belonging cannot any longer be based on a child-model of unquestioning obedience, but neither can it be based on a consumerist model of merely picking and choosing from a tradition whatever is appealing and comfortable while dismissing everything else.  An adult model of “critical belonging” needs to make a space for search, doubt, questioning and critical engagement.  We need to help people learn how to “wrestle with their tradition.”

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