|16 March 2017|
|Reading the World|
Politics and the Science of Interpretation
Join us at the CU New York April Salon for an evening with Dr. Christopher Hancock on the need for Christians to read the world carefully in light of Scripture. The Very Rev'd Dr. Christopher Hancock is Chairman of Oxford House Research.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
7 – 9 pm
Admission is free, but RSVP is required
7:00-7:30 Wine & Hors d'oeuvres
7:30-9:00 Talk and discussion
The Union League Club
[specific instructions will be emailed on receipt of RSVP]
Email Linnette Pilar
Due to the intimate nature of salons, space is extremely limited, accommodating approximately 20 guests.
Note: Even if you're unable to attend this event we would appreciate your prayers. We are told in James 5 that the prayers of a righteous person has great power. As we pursue living faithfully and redemptively, we are wise to heed John Wesley's comment, "God does nothing except in response to believing prayer" - and pray for God to do His wonderful work in and through us.
Reading the World: Politics and the Science of Interpretation
There is a growing need for Christians to read the world carefully in light of Scripture and the insights/challenges of modern hermeneutics. Cultural norms have changed dramatically over the past decades, and today less faithfully reflect even the idea of the biblical view of human flourishing. Our ability to connect understanding of the world with understanding of scripture is of growing importance to the church.
The Very Rev'd Dr Christopher Hancock, MA (Oxon), BA, PhD (Durham) is an Honorary Fellow of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University. He is a former University Lecturer and Vicar of Holy Trinity, Cambridge, Dean of Bradford Cathedral, and Professor of Theology at Virginia Theological Seminary. In addition to his international teaching, he now directs Oxford House, an academic consultancy working in the field of culture, religion and contemporary geo-politics. His next book is Christianity & Confucianism: a dialogue between cultures (Bloomsbury, 2017).
For more information on CU New York programs or events like this please contact CU New York Director Scott Crosby.
Christian Union New York Salons are fashioned after the features that made earlier European salons famous – an inspiring venue for the exchange of ideas. CU New York Salons provide an intimate gathering for Christian leaders to develop strong ties, discussing topics that will strengthen both the intellectual and supernatural dimensions of your Christian faith. Expert speakers will go in-depth, and participants will have the opportunity to interact with the guest presenter as well as one another.