Content of the workshops
During the course of the conference there will be an opportunity for each person to participate in two workshops out of a total of six. Tom Wright will speak on three main topics: the person and mission of Jesus; the gospel; and the purpose of the people of God. The aim of these workshops will be to take his theological input and begin to work out, in conversation with him, how it might be developed and implemented in the life and ministry of the church.
We think these workshops will be more effective if we can all do some work in advance. We would like participants, therefore, to help us clarify i) the scope of their interest in the work of Tom Wright, and ii) the sort of problems, issues, challenges, etc., that they see confronting the emerging church. These questions can be addressed in general terms, but it could be really helpful if you were to share something of your personal journey and experience. What are the questions that you want answered? What do you want to get out of this?
The six proposed workshop themes are:
We will happily modify these categories in response to arguments and suggestions put forward in this discussion board. We want to make sure that we connect not only with the theology of Tom Wright but also with the actual circumstances faced by Christians and Christian communities today. We hope that this approach will demonstrate the power and value of practical, adventurous, community-based theological reflection.
To contribute to the discussion log in and either post a new topic on the Workshops discussion board or add a comment to an existing post. If you are not coming to the conference but wish you were, you are welcome to add your views to this discussion.