The Gospel as Public Truth
The second ‘Lesslie Newbigin Summer Institute’ took place at Trinity Hall Cambridge in July.
Organised as a partnership between Ridley's newly launched Newbigin Centre and the Newbigin House of Studies in San Francisco, it explored Lesslie Newbigin’s emphasis on the 'Gospel as Public Truth’.
Keynote speaker Claire Foster-Gilbert (Director of the Westminster Abbey Institute) spoke inspirationally about her work with policy makers in the heart of Westminster, and Professor Richard Mouw (former President of Fuller Theological Seminary) gave a wonderful lecture on ‘Discerning the Truth in the Public Square’.
Newbigin Centre Director Paul Weston gave two lectures on ‘Newbigin and the Idea of Public Truth’, and Scot Sherman (Director of the Newbigin House) spoke on ‘The Congregation Gathered’.
Attended by 40 participants from Europe and the USA, the Institute was an inspirational blend of lectures and stimulating discussion on the challenge of making the gospel public in today’s world.