Thurber Lectures

Thurber Lectures is an adult community gathering and growth time that is open to all.

Video recordings of selected past Thurber Lectures available here.

 

Thurber Conversation - 26 October 2021 - Hope for People Who are Weary of Violence!

Featuring Shane Claiborne - founder of Red Letter Christians
Tuesday 26 October 19h30-21h via Zoom.

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Parkland. Las Vegas. Dallas. Orlando. San Bernardino. Paris. Charleston. Sutherland Springs. Newtown. These cities are now known for the people who were shot and killed in them.

More Americans have died from guns in the US in the last fifty years than in all the wars in American history. With less than 5% of the world's population, the people of the US own nearly half the world's guns. America also has the most annual gun deaths--homicide, suicide, and accidental gun deaths--at 105 per day, or more than 38,000 per year.

Some people say it's a heart problem. Others say it's a gun problem. Shane Claiborne believes it's both!
 

 Join us for a very special conversation with Shane as he examines one of most significant moral issues of our times...Violence. Come and discern what we can do as Christians to beat weapons of all varieties into gardening tools. Come and capture a vision of hope for a world that is weary of violence.

Shane Claiborne is a bestselling author, renowned activist, sought-after speaker, and self-proclaimed “recovering sinner.” He writes and speaks around the world about peacemaking, social justice, and Jesus, and is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including The Irresistible Revolution, Jesus for President, Executing Grace and Beating Guns. You can follow him on Twitter (@shaneclaiborne), on Facebook (ShaneClaiborne), and at www.redletterchristians.org.

Thurber Conversations are an adult community gathering and growth time that is open to all.

Video recordings of selected past Thurber Lectures and Conversations here

Thurber Conversation - 30 November 2021 - Freeing Jesus

Featuring Diana Butler Bass - - bestselling Christian author
Tuesday 30 November 19h30-21h via Zoom.

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How can you still be a Christian?

This is the most common question Diana Butler Bass is asked today. It is a question that many believers ponder as they wrestle with disappointment and disillusionment in their church experience, their interactions with other believers, and in their personal devotion to Christ. Some are choosing to leave the church, others are exiting their faith all-together, but Diana says there's a much better way...and the key is to Free Jesus.

Join us in conversation with Diana as she speaks to us about these concerns. Come and discover that Jesus is not a one-dimensional/static Savior, but a God who walks with us and helps through life's challenges in several capacities: as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way, and Presence.

  

This special evening is our invitation to rediscover Jesus in all his many manifestations, to experience Him beyond the narrow confines we may have chosen to build around Him.

Diana Butler Bass is an award-winning author, popular speaker, inspiring preacher, and one of America's most trusted commentators on religion and contemporary spirituality, especially where faith intersects with politics and culture.

 

Thurber Conversations are an adult community gathering and growth time that is open to all.

Video recordings of selected past Thurber Lectures and Conversations here