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Upper Thames Bible Teaching Day 2014

Our 2014 Bible Teaching day will be led by Rev David Hull. David is a Methodist Minister and is currently Head of Boarding and Housemaster of the famous Kings College School Cambridge. David has partuicular responsibility for the Kings College Choristers – think ”9 Lessons and Carols” on Christmas Eve ! David is also Chairman of MET – Methodist Evangelicals Together – the largest independent organisation within UK Methodism. He is much in demand as a Preacher and Teacher.

Heritage and Mission

Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved history - history of all sorts - and, being a Christian, an evangelical and a lifelong Methodist, I’ve taken a particular interest in the history of the Church and of that strand of the Evangelical Revival which gave birth to the Wesleys’ Methodism. I know that my enthusiasm may seem strange to some.

A Spirit of Discovery

“Welcome to Plymouth. Britain’s Ocean City.” These are the new signs the City Council have just erected on the approach to Plymouth. I preferred the old ones. “Plymouth – the Spirit of Discovery.” Don’t you think it just sounds a bit more exciting and forward looking? Although, it was too much of a temptation for some comedian whose deft paint spraying left it saying “the Spirit of Disco”. It may sound a bit clichéd, but I do believe that in my life time there has not been a more exciting time to be a Christian in this country.

Supporting

‘Offering pastoral support and advice to evangelicals, who can often feel isolated within Methodism and face particular pressures.’

In from the cold

Equipping

‘Offering pastoral support and advice to evangelicals, who can often feel isolated within Methodism and face particular pressures.’

In from the cold

Advocating

If you look up the word “advocate” you read, “to support or recommend publicly; plead for or speak in favour of.” The phrase “plead for” seems to me to have a great deal more strength to it than “speak in favour of,” however I feel that the significant shift towards evangelical inclusion within Methodism over the past thirty years means that the latter phrase is more indicative as to where we should be. Does this mean I have lost my passion for the evangelical gospel? No it does not, but it does mean that times have changed.

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