Milton Keynes Theology Forum

Examining tough questions.  Encouraging integrity.  Enabling for mission.

The Theology Forum is an informal discussion group open to all Christians of Milton Keynes who wish to engage in an informed discussion of subjects of current interest.  These meetings are intended to be popular rather than academic, appealing to a wide range of thinking Christians.

Our most recent meetings were:

Faith in Education  – an open discussion for thinking Christians with contributions by Huw Humphreys and Sherry Gladwin. What is the place of faith in education today?  Is religious education appropriate in a secular society? Should Christianity be taught to young children? Is poor RE worse than no RE? Should assemblies be religious?  How should Christians teachers express their faith? What difference does a Christian worldview make? Is the National Curriculum helpful to faith? Is teaching the Christian faith relevant in a multi-faith community? Are faith schools the answer? How can local churches relate to local schools?

Values – British or Christian? with Fr. Allan Jones, Revd. Peter Ballantine and Sherry Gladwin. We considered the importance of Biblical values in small groups and their relevance to contemporary Britain. This was followed by a highly informative analysis of the British values as promoted by the government and its impact on schools. Discussion concerned the effect of the promotion of secular values on our children and whether these values present a threat to religious liberties.

Changing the Climate of the Church with Revd. Dr. Stephen Mosedale, a joint meeting with the MK Christian Environment Group. Stephen introduced the subject with some key facts and observed the variety of Christian responses.  He suggested good theology was key to a right response and highlighted the relevance of the doctrines of creation, eschatology and the Trinity.  As always a lively discussion ensued covering a wide range of related issues.

Contact Steve Chilcraft, Chair, for further info: stevechilcraft@talktalk.net

Examining tough questions.  Encouraging integrity.  Enabling for mission.