Saved From What, And For What? Theological and scientific narratives of salvation in the Covid world.
Tuesday 7 December 2021, 10am-12.30pm
This online conference was open to clergy working in the diocese of Southwark in London. The recording is available below.
The gospel is not unique in promising salvation. Countless philosophies promise to save us from our enemies, our world, and even ourselves. Many turn to science and technology, particularly during the pandemic. How can we affirm the value of science and medicine while proclaiming the centrality of Christ as God and Saviour?
Bishop Richard Cheetham is a Co-Director of the ECLAS project (“Equipping Christian Leadership in an Age of Science”). Along with three team members, he led us in a discussion of public narratives of virus, vaccine, and salvation with a focus on preaching the gospel in our current context. Dr Franziska Kohlt and Dr Thoko Kamwendo shared research on virus narratives circulating in public and in the church. The Revd Dr Lucas Mix spoke on biological narratives in the bible.