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CHALMERS LECTURES 2017   REFORMING THE KIRK - the future of the Church of Scotland

Rev Dr Doug Gay Lecturer in Practical Theology, Principal of Trinity College, University of Glasgow

 February 1st, 8th and 15th, 2017 • 6.30pm • St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

·       The first lecture explores ‘what just happened?’ tracing the decline of the Kirk as a national institution since the 1960s.

·       The second lecture explores the relationship between the church’s understanding of its own calling and its response.

·       The final lecture makes the case for radical structural reform of the Church of Scotland over the next decade.

Doug describes the lectures as ‘hard thinking done with a soft heart’ and ‘radical thinking offered in a cautious spirit’. He hopes the lectures will both contribute to a broader understanding of the state of the Kirk across Scotland and the international reformed community and to a creative and productive conversation about reform within the Kirk.

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