Vooraankondiging McClendonlectures 2020

Op 13 november 2020 zal de tweede McClendonlezing gehouden worden. Te gast is Ryan Andrew Newson, Amerikaans theoloog die o.a. de verzamelde werken van McClendon heeft gepubliceerd. De lezing heeft als thema 'Leven in de stad: Baptistische theologie beoefenen in een diverse stedelijke context.' 

De McClendonlezing is een academische lezing die elke twee jaar gehouden wordt rondom een thema verwant aan de theologie van Jim McClendon. De lezing wordt georganiseerd door de McClendon Chair for Baptistic and Evangelical Theology en bestaat uit een lezing door een hoofdspreker, met verschillende reacties en mogelijkheid tot gesprek na afloop. In 2018 sprak dr. Reggie Williams over het geleefde leiderschap van Bonhoeffer, Luther King en Tubman. In 2020 komt Ryan Andrew Newson als hoofdspreker. De lezing zal in het Engels gehouden worden; de informatie hieronder volgt dan ook in het Engels.

General Info

RyanKeynote speaker will be Ryan Andrew Newson, author of Inhabiting the World: Identity, Politics, and Theology in Radical Baptist Perspective (2018). Ryan teaches theology and ethics at Campbell University. He holds degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary (PhD), Wake Forest University (MDiv), and Elon University (BA). Additionally, he is the co-editor of The Collected Works of James Wm. McClendon and author of Radical Friendship: The Politics of Communal Discernment (2017).

Date:  Nov 13th, 2020
Time: 13.00-16.30
Location: Baptist House, Postjesweg 150, Amsterdam

Theme of the lecture

The theme of the day will be: Inhabiting the City: Envisioning Baptist Ways of Doing Theology in a pluralist urban world. Newson highlights the main elements of the lecture:

“For the 2020 McClendon lectures, my aim is to name some of the theological narratives that might enable baptist churches to inhabit the city courageously and faithfully, or to describe the inhabitation they are already doing in more theologically robust ways. Drawing on resources provided by theologian Jim McClendon, I aim to provide an empowering language by which baptists can understand the task of receptive witness to which we are called. By “receptive witness,” I mean the struggle to speak words of truth and grace in each of our particular contexts, as well as to remain discerningly open to those we work with and among—to listen and learn as well as speak and proclaim. Of particular help in envisioning baptist ways of doing theology in the city will be McClendon’s attention to embodied experience, his understanding that multiple narratives can inhabit (and compete within) the same space, and a cruciform sense of power that controls which narratives we ought to pay attention to and which we should resist. My hope is that these reflections may spark a wider conversation about baptist theology and the city, whereby pastors, scholars, and students extend or push back against my initial thoughts.”


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