Dave Tomlinson

[This is a hybrid event with people attending both in-house and online. See also online event.]

Can the Bible be reconciled with the values and attitudes that shape the modern world? Drawing on sources in contemporary culture (songs, music videos etc.) and approaches to interpreting texts from both Christian and Jewish traditions, we will look at questions such as: Is it still worth bothering with the Bible? How do we reconcile the God of the Old Testament with Jesus? Why does the Bible contain so much violence? Is St Paul sexist, homophobic – or misunderstood?

Why do the gospels sometimes sound anti-Semitic? Sessions will be interactive, based around multi-media presentations, ‘Questions & Answers’ and group work – in a playful, fun atmosphere. Come willing to question, debate and receive fresh insight. Non-Christians very welcome!

Dave is an Anglican priest, writer, and broadcaster. During the pandemic, he launched ‘The Holy Shed’, an online community for people on the edges of faith. He is married to Pat with three children and three grandchildren. He is also a passionate supporter of Liverpool FC!

If you would like to attend, but the cost of the ticket is a difficulty for you, then contact Phil in confidence about a bursary to help with the cost.

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