Beer and Theology: Upcoming Dates

We now have more excellent speakers lined up for June and July's Beer and Theology Sessions 2020, so here are the dates for your diaries:
Friday 19 June - James Mumford - Vexed: Ethics Beyond Political Tribes
James Mumford is a British writer, academic and independent commentator, who is intrigued by the interface of moral questions and political issues. His book, Vexed: Ethics Beyond Political Tribes, was published in March. It tackles political tribalism by rejecting the 'package deals' into which so many positions on moral issues are fatefully bundled on both the Left and the Right. The Guardian hailed it as 'a provocative plea for political nuance.'

Friday 17 July - Graham Kings - ‘Nourishing Connections: Poems by Graham Kings’Our founder and long-time coordinator and host will sit on the other side of the table, serving as our speaker for this session - his last before he moves to Cambridge.

Graham will read seven poems from his forthcoming collection of 61 poems, Nourishing Connections, which is due to be published by Canterbury Press in mid-July. The poems he'll share with us expound Silvia’s Dimitrova’s seven paintings of women in the Bible. He'll show these as part of the session, but directs those who'd like a preview to this information:


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Past Beer and Theology Events

Beer & Theology One. David Barclay 05/02/16 :- How churches talk about money
Beer & Theology Two. Rebecca Gormally 18/03/16 :- Crisis in Children's Care & Education
Beer & Theology Three. Jos Downey 13/05/16 :- Science and Theology
Beer & Theology Four. Angus Ritchie 01/07/16 :- What is Sacramental Life?
Beer & Theology Five. John Moffat SJ 16/09/16 :- Eucharistic Economics
Beer & Theology Six. Andy Walton 04/11/16 :- Strike A Happy Media
Beer & Theology Seven. Lily Botras 02/12/16 :- What Happened to the Arab Spring?
Beer & Theology Eight. Dr Muthuraj Swamy 06/01/17:- Inter Faith Dialogue: Is it Worth It?
Beer & Theology Nine. Jamie Klair 17/02/17:- London's Nigerian Pentecostal Proliferation
Beer & Theology Ten. Simon Lewis 17/03/2017:- A Christian's heart for Art
Beer & Theology Eleven. Richard Sudworth 05/05/17:- Christian-Muslim Relations
Beer & Theology Twelve. Dr Rachel Burke 16/06/17:- Personhood, Death and the NHS
Beer & Theology Thirteen. Prof Joanildo Burity 14/07/17:- Religion and Politics in Brazil
Beer & Theology Fourteen. Julie Gittoes 08/09/17:- Singleness
Beer & Theology Fifteen. Dan Warnke. 27/10/17:- A Disabled Church?
Beer & Theology Sixteen. Guido de Graaff. 1/12/17:- Friendship
Beer & Theology Seventeen. Elizabeth Adekunle. 19/1/18:- Feminism
Beer & Theology Eighteen. Buki Fatona. 2/3/18:- The Mind
Beer & Theology Nineteen. Loretta Minghella. 20/4/18. Power and Vulnerability
Beer & Theology Twenty. Rose Waite. 25/5/18. Women and Power in the Workplace.
Beer & Theology Twenty-One. Simon Stocks. 29/6/18. Lament.
Beer & Theology Twenty-Two. David Atkinson. 7/9/18. Climate Change.
Beer & Theology Twenty-Three. Jemma Gilbert. 27/10/18. Social Prescription.
Beer & Theology Twenty-Four. 
Dr Frank Curry. 23/11/18. Jesus, the Church and the Poor?
Beer & Theology Twenty-Five. Hannah Swithinbank. 11/1/19. International Development and Lifestyle Choices.
Beer & Theology Twenty-Six. Muthuraj Swamy. 22/2/19. Reconciliation.
Beer & Theology Twenty-Seven. Mark Clavier. 29/3/19. Consumer Culture: Insights from Augustine
Beer & Theology Twenty-Eight. Margaret Cave. 10/5/19. Being an Evangelist in the Parish
Beer & Theology Twenty-Nine. Adrian and Tom Greenwood1. 14/6/19. Civil Society Futures
Beer & Theology Thirty. Jane Steen. 19/7/19. Dr Johnson: Lay Theologian
Beer & Theology Thirty-One. Maria Wyard. 13/9/19. The State of Public Service Today.
Beer & Theology Thirty-Two. Peter Welby. 18/10/19. Engaging with Islam
Beer & Theology Thirty-Three. Stephen Godsell.  22/11/19.  Wittgenstein and Newspapers Today

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