Revd Dr Graham Tomlin is also a member of the Church of England’s College of Evangelists and is the author of several articles and books.
14:30 - 15:30
HTB Queen's Gate
Paul Cowley interviews Pete Greig, Graham Tomlin, Stephen Backhouse, Tory Baucum and Sue Colman
‘God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing.' (Psalm 68:6)
God invites us all to come home into the loving, hospitable relationship between Father, Son and Spirit. Because we have been welcomed into God’s hospitality, we are asked to also invite the strangers in our midst into that same welcome. Whether in our family, church-family or wider communities, how do we extend this invitation to the vulnerable and marginalised? How can this be sustainable and wise while reflecting the profligate generosity of God?
Come and hear from a panel with experience of hospitality within a variety of contexts.
‘I was a stranger, and you invited me in.’ (Matthew 25:35)
16:00 - 17:00
HTB Onslow Square
What does it mean to lead like Jesus? We often speak of the ‘power of the Spirit’ or the ‘power of the gospel’, but how do we use power in church life? One of the oldest passages of Christian writing we have is the ‘Kenotic’ hymn Paul quotes in Philippians 2, which speaks of Jesus Christ, who did not grasp after equality with God but emptied himself (kenosis), taking the form of a servant. This session will explore power, leadership and servanthood through the lens of this insight.