18 November 2022
‘The mountains, the wilderness and nature are places to encounter God and to encounter his healing,’ says The Revd Dr Richard Tiplady in his introduction to ‘A mountain-top experience? Outdoor adventure, being in nature and healing in Christ.’
Tiplady recently delivered the Guild of Health and St Raphael’s annual Denis Duncan Lecture, which focuses on the links between health and faith. Run in partnership with the Church of Scotland, the event explores the healing ministry, communication and a whole-person approach to wellbeing.
The Guild of Health and Sarum College work in partnership on issues of human flourishing.
Sarum’s human flourishing stream of courses includes a wide range of opportunities to explore wholeness and the values which empower us to flourish, especially as they relate to issues such as health, disability, sexuality, age and love. The programme aims to offer an expansive idea of what is possible through visual arts, music, poetry and story.
The work of the Guild of Health and St Raphael is to equip and inspire people to nurture health and healing in themselves, their communities and in our word.
The Rev Dr Richard Tiplady is Director of Mixed Mode Training at the Scottish Episcopal Institute. He is an experienced mountain climber whose academic interests and ministry experience include mission and ministry engagement with those well beyond the current boundaries of the church.
The lecture is free to view until the end of 2022, via the links below:
Denis Duncan was a Church Scotland minister, journalist and president sometime president of the Guild of Health. He was a director of the Westminster pastoral foundation, and supporter to healing ministry of the church in many different ways, including through the Churches council for health and healing. The annual lecture in his name honours and remembers his dedication to a whole-person approach to the healing ministry and to good communication.
The extended version of Dr Tiplady’s lecture is available from Grove Books.