11:00 Dr Rebecca Dean, Cuddesdon Lecturer in New Testament
Biblical Interpretation through the Lens of Cultural Conformity/Non-Conformity
Rebecca has a bachelor’s degree in Theology from the University of Birmingham, and master’s and doctoral degrees in New Testament Theology from the University of Oxford. She is a member of the United Reformed Church, and prior to beginning work at Cuddesdon in 2013, she was involved in children’s ministry for the URC, and also spent some time working as a teacher and support worker for a children’s homelessness charity in Far East Russia. Rebecca’s doctoral research focused upon the portrayal of religious experience and dream-visions in the Acts of the Apostles. Other research interests include the function of storytelling within the New Testament, and the construction of authority and identity within (religious) communities.
14:00 Revd Canon Edward Carter
Advertising and Evangelism: how different are they?
Sharing the 'good news' is at the heart of the church's mission. Some suggest this imperative is akin to the kind of advertising done by businesses, while others are wary of such a comparison. This session will attempt to shed light on any parallels and ask how helpful they really are.
Edward has been Vicar of St Peter Mancroft Church in Norwich since 2018, having previously been Canon Theologian at Chelmsford Cathedral, a parish priest in Oxfordshire, and a Minor Canon at St George’s Windsor. Prior to ordination he worked for small companies and ran his own business. He is Chair of the ecumenical Church Investors Group, which has some 70 members with combined funds under management of around £20bn. He enjoys launching the occasional crowdfunding project, and is still working out how best to advertise these