Reforming the Kirk
— the future of the Church of Scotland
Rev Dr Doug Gay
Lecturer in Practical Theology, Principal of Trinity College, University of Glasgow
FEBRUARY 1st, 8th and 15th, 2017 • 6.30pm • St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh
FREE to attend, or WATCH online:
In this series of three lectures, Glasgow-based Practical
Theologian and Kirk Minister Doug Gay offers a candid,
forthright and bold analysis of the state of the
Church of Scotland and the choices facing it.
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LECTURE 1 WED 1ST FEBRUARY
The first lecture explores ‘what
just happened?’ tracing the
decline of the Kirk as a national
institution since the 1960s.
The second lecture explores
the relationship between the
church’s understanding of its
own calling and its response.
The final lecture makes the case
for radical structural reform of
the Church of Scotland over the
Doug describes the lectures as ‘hard thinking done with a soft heart’ and ‘radical thinking
offered in a cautious spirit’. He hopes the lectures will both contribute to a broader
understanding of the state of the Kirk across Scotland and the international reformed
community and to a creative and productive conversation about reform within the Kirk.