Lesslie Newbigin Summer Institute

Following the success of the inaugural Newbigin Summer Institute in 2014, Ridley's Tutor in Mission Studies and Director of the Newbigin Centre, Paul Weston, is partnering once again with the Newbigin House of Studies in San Francisco to organise the 2015 Lesslie Newbigin Summer Institute here in Cambridge. 

Take advantage of the early-bird rate by registering for the Institute before 15th March.

‘The Gospel as Public Truth’

13-16 July 2015  | Trinity Hall, Cambridge

newbigin

Lesslie Newbigin (1909-1998) taught that the gospel is an account of things that have actually happened. It is ‘public truth,’ telling the story of God’s actions to redeem and reconcile an alienated creation and direct it to its true end. This is relevant news for every living human being in every culture. So how might Christians bear more effective witness to this news in every arena of public life—in the sciences, media, technology, the arts, finance, politics, education, and more? And how can the church be more effective in equipping Christians in their calling to bear public witness to Christ? Join us this July in beautiful Cambridge as we explore this crucial theme in the life and work of Lesslie Newbigin.

Book your place before March 15th to receive an early bird discount.

Highlights of the week include:

  • Expert teaching on the thought of Lesslie Newbigin and its contemporary implications
  • A banquet in one of the colleges of the University of Cambridge
  • Historic walking tours of Cambridge
  • A punt trip in the historic centre of Cambridge
  • Opportunities for discussion and relaxation

Speakers

Richard MouwRichard Mouw 

‘Discerning Truth in the Public Square’
Richard Mouw is a philosopher, scholar, and author, and for two decades president of Fuller Seminary, Pasadena California, he is currently Professor of Faith and Public Life at Fuller.

Claire Foster GilbertClaire Foster-Gilbert

‘Public Theology in Secular Britain’
Claire Foster-Gilbert is Director of the Westminster Abbey Institute. She has a background in ethics, regulation and public theology.

Paul WestonPaul Weston

‘The Gospel as Public Truth’
Paul Weston lectures in mission studies at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, has written widely on Newbigin and is the Director of the Newbigin Centre.

Scot ShermanScot Sherman

‘The Congregation as the “Hermeneutic of the Gospel”’
Scot Sherman is the executive director of the Newbigin House of Studies in San Francisco, a member of the Newbigin Faculty at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan, and Teaching Pastor at City Church San Francisco.

Michael GoheenMichael Goheen

‘Newbigin’s Theology of the Laity’
Michael Goheen is Director of the Missional Training Center, Phoenix, Arizona.

Jonathan GundlachJonathan Gundlach

‘Bringing Faith to Work’
Jonathan Gundlach is Director of the Newbigin Fellows Program, City Church San Francisco.

Lesslie Newbigin Summer Institute

Following the success of the inaugural Newbigin Summer Institute in 2014, Ridley's Tutor in Mission Studies and Director of the Newbigin Centre, Paul Weston, is partnering once again with the Newbigin House of Studies in San Francisco to organise the 2015 Lesslie Newbigin Summer Institute here in Cambridge. 

Take advantage of the early-bird rate by registering for the Institute before 15th March.

‘The Gospel as Public Truth’

13-16 July 2015  | Trinity Hall, Cambridge

newbigin

Lesslie Newbigin (1909-1998) taught that the gospel is an account of things that have actually happened. It is ‘public truth,’ telling the story of God’s actions to redeem and reconcile an alienated creation and direct it to its true end. This is relevant news for every living human being in every culture. So how might Christians bear more effective witness to this news in every arena of public life—in the sciences, media, technology, the arts, finance, politics, education, and more? And how can the church be more effective in equipping Christians in their calling to bear public witness to Christ? Join us this July in beautiful Cambridge as we explore this crucial theme in the life and work of Lesslie Newbigin.

Book your place before March 15th to receive an early bird discount.

Highlights of the week include:

  • Expert teaching on the thought of Lesslie Newbigin and its contemporary implications
  • A banquet in one of the colleges of the University of Cambridge
  • Historic walking tours of Cambridge
  • A punt trip in the historic centre of Cambridge
  • Opportunities for discussion and relaxation

Speakers

Richard MouwRichard Mouw 

‘Discerning Truth in the Public Square’
Richard Mouw is a philosopher, scholar, and author, and for two decades president of Fuller Seminary, Pasadena California, he is currently Professor of Faith and Public Life at Fuller.

Claire Foster GilbertClaire Foster-Gilbert

‘Public Theology in Secular Britain’
Claire Foster-Gilbert is Director of the Westminster Abbey Institute. She has a background in ethics, regulation and public theology.

Paul WestonPaul Weston

‘The Gospel as Public Truth’
Paul Weston lectures in mission studies at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, has written widely on Newbigin and is the Director of the Newbigin Centre.

Scot ShermanScot Sherman

‘The Congregation as the “Hermeneutic of the Gospel”’
Scot Sherman is the executive director of the Newbigin House of Studies in San Francisco, a member of the Newbigin Faculty at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan, and Teaching Pastor at City Church San Francisco.

Michael GoheenMichael Goheen

‘Newbigin’s Theology of the Laity’
Michael Goheen is Director of the Missional Training Center, Phoenix, Arizona.

Jonathan GundlachJonathan Gundlach

‘Bringing Faith to Work’
Jonathan Gundlach is Director of the Newbigin Fellows Program, City Church San Francisco.