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May 2021

Befriending Death? The Spiritual Dimension of Loss and Change

Thu 6 May, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
How do we consider mortality and prepare for death? This online course aims to facilitate a conversation about this aspect of our shared ministry and introduce some resources to equip us all to continue to develop and grow in wisdom in this area of pastoral and spiritual work. The study day is ideally suited for spiritual directors and anyone, lay or ordained, engaged in pastoral ministry. Book your place  Book your Salisbury CMD place  “Sensitively led, felt unhurried with plenty… Read more

Exploring Theology Spring 2021: Living in Christian Faith

Tue 11 May, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tue 22 June 2021

This year we are focusing on the diversity of history, approaches, and understandings found in Christianity. This specific term will explore aspects of living in Christian faith, focusing on lived experience and putting faith into action through practical theology and ethical engagement with others and the world around us. This term of Exploring Theology will be delivered solely online via Zoom.  Tuesday evening lectures will be streamed live, recorded, and posted online for flexible access. View details about how the course… Read more

2021 Taster Session for Prospective Students

Sat 15 May, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Join us for an online session about Sarum’s postgraduate programmes in Theology, Imagination and Culture, and in Christian Spirituality. These interdisciplinary programmes are academically enabling and spirituality nourishing to those who study, and benefit wider society including faith-based organisations, congregations, clients and charitable organisations. Drawing upon contemporary scholarship from experts in their fields, the programmes offer flexible, individualised and accessible study opportunities so that students flourish. Watch the welcome video by Sarum College Principal James Woodward Watch the video on… Read more

A Rough Guide to … The Holy Spirit

Tue 18 May, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
This short course gives a brief introduction to the Holy Spirit for those looking for an orientation to the doctrine, a refresher for those whose pneumatology is a little rusty, or in-spiration for those preparing for their Pentecost sermon. We begin by outlining the biblical foundations of the doctrine and some key historical themes and concepts. The course will address current debates on the role of the Spirit in the Trinity, gender in the Godhead, and how we think about… Read more

Creation Care: How can Christians Respond to the Environmental Crisis?

Mon 24 May, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
The environmental crisis is now much in the news, but what is the Christian response? What are the big issues for our relationship with the environment? This online day will begin with an overview of our environmental problems seen through the lens of Planetary Boundaries, before focusing on an update on climate change. We will then look at what the Bible has to say about the environment. How does the environmental crisis impact on Christian faith and mission? In the… Read more

Biblical Study Break on Story Theology: Narrative Approaches to Scripture

Mon 24 May, 1:00 pm to Thu 27 May, 6:00 pm
This four-day online course will take a literary approach to scriptural narratives, considering the literary lens and interpretive approaches (and their implications) that are suggested by treating biblical stories as art. Taking literary considerations such as plot, setting and character, this course will also consider poetic re-tellings and engagements with scripture, psychoanalytic readings of texts, literary usage of biblical mythology, as well as consideration of the narrative function in human communities. Daily teaching sessions run from 1pm – 6pm (BST)… Read more

June 2021

Religion, Science-fiction, and the Technological Imagination

Wed 2 June, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Mary Midgely once wrote, ‘We are accustomed to think of myths as the opposite of science. But in fact they are a central part of it: the part that decides its significance in our lives.’ In this course, Michael Burdett will lead us through an exploration of how the myths in science fiction shape how we think about technology, both positively and negatively. We will consider how this in turn has an impact on our lives in a world marked… Read more

For Us Men and For Our Salvation? When Feminism, Ritual and Liturgy Collide

Tue 8 June, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Much of the liturgy used in church settings speaks overwhelmingly of male experience, language and shaping, which has not only formed church culture, but has been influential in forming wider society. Efforts to reimagine liturgy to reflect the feminine and women’s experiences have been deemed transgressive and gained little mainstream traction. In light of recent events perhaps now is the time for the church to review the language it uses and ask how it has contributed to a culture where… Read more

An Introduction to Trauma Theology

Sat 12 June, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
NOTE: Due to high demand this is one of two identical sessions at different times, repeating the February 24 course with Dr Karen O’Donnell. Go to the afternoon version of this course In this course we will explore the development of ‘trauma’ as a human experience and consider the ways in which this intersects with theological ideas and beliefs. We will examine some of the key concepts at the heart of trauma-engaged theology and what such theology is aiming to… Read more

An Introduction to Trauma Theology

Sat 12 June, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
NOTE: Due to high demand, two identical sessions at different times are scheduled to serve as a repeat of the 24 February 2021 session with Dr Karen O’Donnell. Go to the morning version of this course In this course we will explore the development of ‘trauma’ as a human experience and consider the ways in which this intersects with theological ideas and beliefs. We will examine some of the key concepts at the heart of trauma-engaged theology and what such… Read more

Christian Approaches to Leadership in the Public Square 2021

Mon 14 June, 11:30 am to Thu 17 June, 2:30 pm
What is the potential impact of faith-based leadership on and within institutions? Especially in a time when religion is being marginalised and faith is under attack? This module will cover a variety of themes, including: Christian thought leadership in society. What difference does being a Christian make to public life? What impact can Christians in leadership roles have on society, organisations and institutions? The value of collaboration between church and faith-based organisations and other organisations whose purpose relates to the… Read more

Preaching, Poetry and Prophetic Speech

Tue 22 June, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
This day explores how poetic processes and forms are integral to the practice of preaching. We will examine the prophetic possibilities of poetic preaching, drawing on the idea of poetry as a practice of human speech to God that can also echo the voice of the Lord. We will read some classic spiritual poems together, as well as some recent examples of poetic-prophetic speech events, including spoken word poetry. We will explore in practical ways how to apply these ideas… Read more

Virtues for Human Flourishing: Living Well Through the Pandemic

Tue 22 June, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
    This morning will reflect on how we keep body and soul together in the tough times of pandemic.   Book your place   Read more

Advent & Christmas in Rural Communities

Wed 23 June, 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
A half day via Zoom to explore the seasons of Advent and Christmas in rural communities. This will include opportunities to explore the impact of the pandemic on marking these seasons.   Please note the 9:30am start. Book Your Place Read more

Reading Scripture Together Series: The Great Flood

Wed 23 June, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Many ancient cultures have stories of a primordial great flood. The Biblical story does more, however, than describe a physical catastrophe. It contains deep theology where God radically changes how human beings and the divine will relate to one another. In this session, we will do a careful reading of this story and its implications, including: the first Covenant, the Noahide laws, the end of vegetarianism, the first case of PTSD, and the curse of Canaan (and its terrible implications… Read more

Biblical Study Break: Reading Neglected Gems in the Hebrew Bible: Ruth, Lamentations, Songs, Ecclesiastes, Esther

Mon 28 June to Fri 2 July
In the Jewish tradition, these five books are called The Megilloth (aka The Five Scrolls), but they receive very little attention in the Christian tradition and lectionary for a few reasons but mostly because God is largely absent in these texts. Why? And what purpose does God’s presence or absence serve in these texts? This series of courses over five days offers an opportunity to do a deep dive into each book, looking at the themes that arise from each… Read more

Theology and Film

Mon 28 June, 2:00 pm to Thu 1 July, 2:00 pm
This module explores the growing field of theology and film. Students will become conversant in the language and history of cinema, noting specifically the unique ways in which film uses technology, editing, framing, and sound to convey meaning. After a brief introduction to film studies, students will then explore the historical relationship between theology and film, with specific reference to the reception (ranging from prohibition to utilisation) of film by the Christian Churches. We will spend time looking at and studying… Read more

July 2021

Playing with Words: A Morning with Harry Baker

Tue 13 July, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
A chance to spend a day with world poetry slam champion Harry Baker, hearing, writng and performing your own poems (if your feel comfortable doing so!) as well as looking at the power language, and particularly poetry, has to capture a moment. We use words to communicate every day and yet so many of us don’t think about what we say. Harry says: By getting involved in the performance poetry world I have loved the chance to hear words that… Read more

2021 Taster Session for Prospective Students

Tue 27 July, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Join us for an online session about Sarum’s postgraduate programmes in Theology, Imagination and Culture, and in Christian Spirituality. These interdisciplinary programmes are academically enabling and spirituality nourishing to those who study, and benefit wider society including faith-based organisations, congregations, clients and charitable organisations. Drawing upon contemporary scholarship from experts in their fields, the programmes offer flexible, individualised and accessible study opportunities so that students flourish. Watch the welcome video by Sarum College Principal James Woodward Watch the video on… Read more

August 2021

Introduction to Biblical Hebrew 2021

Sun 8 August to Fri 13 August
Reading the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible in the language in which it was written is to open a window into a different world and times. We are as a culture more than 3,000 years distant from the nomadic tribes who wandered the Middle East from amongst whom emerged a radical new understanding of Creation and the Creator. Learning to read Biblical Hebrew is an adventure in difference. Ancient Hebrew is linguistically distant from European languages and employs structures and techniques to… Read more
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