What’s on

Nov
12
Thu
Exiles WELCOMING Exiles @ The International Meeting Point
Nov 12 @ 7:30 pm

An In Conversation With ... EMBRACE and the Law Centre NI on the theme Exiles WELCOMING Exiles!

The Bible clearly challenges people of faith to love the stranger and welcome them. The evening discussion will focus on local stories of what is and what can be done by churches in helping refugees and migrants. The UK Government's response to the Europe wide migrant and refugee crisis has been one of the main news items in recent months. Councils in Northern Ireland have been told to prepare to accept refugees. This evening will help us understand what can be done and appropriate responses that Christians and churches can make. Richard Kerr, past Chairman of EMBRACE , and now Convenor of the PCI Global Concerns Committee, will open up the discussion. EMBRACE is a group of Christians from different denominations working together to promote a positive response to people who are seeking asylum, refugees, migrant workers and people from minority-ethnic backgrounds living in Northern Ireland. Glenn Jordan and Ursula O'Hare from the Law Centre will bring insights and advice on good practice. The Law Centre (NI) provides specialist legal support to organisations and disadvantaged individuals, including in the areas of immigration and trafficking. The International Meeting Point is a project of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. It provides a hub for people from all nations to drop in and meet new friends. It is a place to relax and spend some time practising English; mixing with different cultures and for people to help each other by sharing their experience of Belfast and discussing the meaning of life.
Nov
21
Sat
Re-imagining the sexual revolution – a better direction! @ High Kirk Presbyterian Church
Nov 21 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

A Training Day with Prof Glynn Harrison and others

at High Kirk Presbyterian Church, Ballymena.

Professor Glynn Harrison is whole-heartedly committed to the intellectual defence of the Christian faith at every level. The aim of this training day is to equip and encourage us as Christians to engage in a robust defence of our Christian faith, thereby fulfilling the command of Scripture through the Apostle Peter

Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone

who asks you to give the reason for the hope you have.” 1 Peter 3 v15

Glynn Harrison is Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, University of Bristol, where he was a practising consultant psychiatrist and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry. He preaches locally and speaks widely on issues of faith and psychology, neuroscience and psychiatry. He is especially focussed on supporting men’s ministries and fostering the development of Christian leaders and pastors. He has authored the book “The Big Ego Trip, Rediscovering Grace in a culture of self-esteem.” He teaches at the Cornhill Training Scheme in London, lectures in the Faraday Institute at Oxford, and contributes widely to articles dealing with current issues in human sexuality. In April past he delivered the annual Rendle Short lecture to the Christian Medical Fellowship. He says that faith in Jesus Christ - his death and resurrection - sits at the core of everything he tries to do.

9.30 - 10.00am – Welcome and Worship

10.00 – 11.00am - Session 1with Prof Harrison

11.00am – 11.30am - Coffee Break

11.30 - 12.30 - Session 2 with Prof Harrison

12.30 – 1.45pm - Lunch

1.45.pm - 3.15pm – TED talks and interaction

3.15 - 3.45pm - Coffee Break

3.45pm - 4.30pm – Session 3 with Prof Harrison

The cost of the day will be £20.00 (£10.00 for those in full time study) which does not include lunch. Tea/coffee will be provided at Coffee Breaks.

It is necessary to book as places are limited.

To book go on our web page www.thebigegotrip.co.uk

or send a cheque made payable to “Portrush Lifeline”

to Daniel Kane, 6 Old Galgorm Manor, Ballymena, BT42 1RY

You may also contact Daniel Kane at 02825 653 111,

or John Kirkpatrick at 02870 823 246.

TITLES FOR TALKS TALK 1 (10.00 – 11.00am)

How the sexual revolution is changing you, your Church and your ministry.

As the cultural deconstruction of gender continues to accelerate, Europe and the USA now host a vast pantheon of sexual identities and preferences. The Church is badly prepare for these new ideologies, lacking both the intellectual and apologetic resources to resist the media and cultural elites that stand behind them. So what does the future hold? Will our Churches gradually accommodate to the sexual zeitgeist – or can we do something better? TALK 2 (11.30 – 12.30am)

Re-imagining a Biblical Culture of Sex and Human Relationships

In this session Glynn Harrison will argue that the onslaught of the sexual revolution will eventually prove a blessing for the Church because it will force us to re-discover and then incarnate the biblical vision for relationships and human flourishing. But what should the new apologetic look like? And how do our churches need to change? TALK 3 (3.45 – 4.30pm)

Understanding and critiquing the modern ideas of self and identity.

Questions of identity, debated since the origins of Western philosophy, have been sharpened recently by an unprecedented growth in the number of possibilities for self-presentation offered by modern technology and social media. This capacity for almost limitless re-invention of the self, heightened by the influence of post-modern thought and queer theory, has potentially profound and far-reaching implications for mental health, social cohesion and personal autonomy. The Christian world-view, which presents identity as both a given and an evolving narrative of self, offers an opportunity for Christians to engage with one of the major issues of our age.
Feb
11
Thu
Rhythm and Rules: Developing a Personal Rule of Life @ Contemporary Christianity
Feb 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Rhythm and Rules: Developing a Personal Rule of Life @ Contemporary Christianity | Belfast | United Kingdom

Maintaining your spiritual life isn’t easy; it is seldom a subject of personal conversation except with really trusted friends or soul-mates!

We often hear talks and sermons on personal devotions, yet for many people with real faith these can easily get squeezed out in our busyness - even in our busyness in Christian work! The workshops will be jointly led by Bishop Harold Miller (Bishop of Down and Dromore) and David Dunlop (Pastor of Windsor Baptist Church) THURSDAY 11th February, 7:30 - 9:30pm THURSDAY 25th February, 7:30 - 9:30pm THURSDAY 10th March, 7:30 - 9:30pm Venue: Contemporary Christianity Offices, 21 Ormeau Avenue, Belfast BT2 8HD (click for map) Each session will have input from both Harold and David and will include space for  participants to spend time developing their Personal Rule of Life. By the end of the three evenings each participant will have developed a Personal Rule of Life.
Places are limited, so please register: Places are limited so reserve your place TODAY.
Note: There is no charge for these workshops. Gifts or donations can be made to Contemporary Christianity.
Feb
20
Sat
An evening with Andy Kind @ Ballycrochan Presbyterian Church
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm
An evening with Andy Kind @ Ballycrochan Presbyterian Church | Bangor | United Kingdom
An evening with Andy Kind (award winning comedian and writer) with music from Offside
Feb
25
Thu
Rhythm and Rules: Developing a Personal Rule of Life @ Contemporary Christianity
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Rhythm and Rules: Developing a Personal Rule of Life @ Contemporary Christianity | Belfast | United Kingdom

Maintaining your spiritual life isn’t easy; it is seldom a subject of personal conversation except with really trusted friends or soul-mates!

We often hear talks and sermons on personal devotions, yet for many people with real faith these can easily get squeezed out in our busyness - even in our busyness in Christian work! The workshops will be jointly led by Bishop Harold Miller (Bishop of Down and Dromore) and David Dunlop (Pastor of Windsor Baptist Church) THURSDAY 11th February, 7:30 - 9:30pm THURSDAY 25th February, 7:30 - 9:30pm THURSDAY 10th March, 7:30 - 9:30pm Venue: Contemporary Christianity Offices, 21 Ormeau Avenue, Belfast BT2 8HD (click for map) Each session will have input from both Harold and David and will include space for  participants to spend time developing their Personal Rule of Life. By the end of the three evenings each participant will have developed a Personal Rule of Life.
Places are limited, so please register: Places are limited so reserve your place TODAY.
Note: There is no charge for these workshops. Gifts or donations can be made to Contemporary Christianity.
Mar
1
Tue
Whose right is it anyway @ Cafe Java Good Time
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm
Whose right is it anyway @ Cafe Java Good Time | Lurgan | United Kingdom
A series of panel discussions over two nights looking at the issue of Human Rights, how they impact on local people and what happens when two rights clash. SESSION 1 | HUMAN RIGHTS AND FAITH Tues 1st March 2016, 7pm in Cafe JAVA GOOD TIME, The Jethro Centre, Flush Place, Lurgan. SESSION 2: HUMAN RIGHTS AND CULTURE Wed 2nd March 2016, 7pm in Cafe JAVA GOOD TIME, The Jethro Centre, Flush Place, Lurgan. We will have a panel of experts from both academic and community work backgrounds discussing their viewpoint followed by table talks and feedback. Light refreshments provided. Please register your interest with Liz Denver by 29th Feb on Tel: 028 3832 5673 or Email: liz.denver@jethrocentre.org
Mar
2
Wed
Whose right is it anyway @ Cafe Java Good Time
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm
Whose right is it anyway @ Cafe Java Good Time | Lurgan | United Kingdom
A series of panel discussions over two nights looking at the issue of Human Rights, how they impact on local people and what happens when two rights clash. SESSION 1 | HUMAN RIGHTS AND FAITH Tues 1st March 2016, 7pm in Cafe JAVA GOOD TIME, The Jethro Centre, Flush Place, Lurgan. SESSION 2: HUMAN RIGHTS AND CULTURE Wed 2nd March 2016, 7pm in Cafe JAVA GOOD TIME, The Jethro Centre, Flush Place, Lurgan. We will have a panel of experts from both academic and community work backgrounds discussing their viewpoint followed by table talks and feedback. Light refreshments provided. Please register your interest with Liz Denver by 29th Feb on Tel: 028 3832 5673 or Email: liz.denver@jethrocentre.org
Mar
7
Mon
Halfway House DVD screening @ Ballee Community Centre
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm
Mar
10
Thu
Rhythm and Rules: Developing a Personal Rule of Life @ Contemporary Christianity
Mar 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Rhythm and Rules: Developing a Personal Rule of Life @ Contemporary Christianity | Belfast | United Kingdom

Maintaining your spiritual life isn’t easy; it is seldom a subject of personal conversation except with really trusted friends or soul-mates!

We often hear talks and sermons on personal devotions, yet for many people with real faith these can easily get squeezed out in our busyness - even in our busyness in Christian work! The workshops will be jointly led by Bishop Harold Miller (Bishop of Down and Dromore) and David Dunlop (Pastor of Windsor Baptist Church) THURSDAY 11th February, 7:30 - 9:30pm THURSDAY 25th February, 7:30 - 9:30pm THURSDAY 10th March, 7:30 - 9:30pm Venue: Contemporary Christianity Offices, 21 Ormeau Avenue, Belfast BT2 8HD (click for map) Each session will have input from both Harold and David and will include space for  participants to spend time developing their Personal Rule of Life. By the end of the three evenings each participant will have developed a Personal Rule of Life.
Places are limited, so please register: Places are limited so reserve your place TODAY.
Note: There is no charge for these workshops. Gifts or donations can be made to Contemporary Christianity.
Mar
14
Mon
Halfway House DVD screening @ Harryville Partnership
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm

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