Simon Says Public Lecture

With special guest Dr. Stuart Devenish

Date: Thursday 28 September 2017
Time: 7.30pm
Location: Auditorium

This is a free event and no bookings are necessary.  For further information call us on 6337 0444.

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Our second and final “Simon Says” public lecture for 2017 will culminate in a book launch.  We’re pleased to announce our special guest will be Dr. Stuart Devenish who will be sharing thoughts from his latest book “Ordinary Saints”.

Evening will begin at 7.30pm and will conclude with supper and Q&A.

About Dr. Stuart Devenish

Stuart is Director of Postgraduate Studies at Tabor College of Higher Education, Adelaide, South Australia.  He is a teacher, practitioner, and researcher in the field of Christian Spirituality.  He holds a PhD in the meaning of religious experience, is the author of Seeing & Believing, and editor for Beyond Well-Being and Spirituality for Youth-Work.

About Ordinary Saints

How does God manifest himself in the world?  Through the righteous lives of his holy people (the saints).  As a religion of witnesses, Christianity is dependant upon its saints (defined as activated disciples).  To “testify” to the grace of Christ and the kingdom of god.  Their lives are walking billboards of the value of Jesus’ teaching and the authenticity of Christianity as an ancient spiritual pathway.

This is a book about saints who are alive now, and whose everyday acts of kindness and goodness announce that God is at work in the world.  Like Jesus, their Master, they are the message, the messenger, and the working model of the kingdom of god, in a lesser key.  In following Jesus, ordinary saints are willing to give away their lives in order to convey the substance of their faith to a watching world.

If ever there is a time when saints need to live courageously for Christ in the world, it is now.  But it will take conviction, credibility, and a great deal of audacity.  Ordinary Saints explores what it means to be a saint in the 21st century, by exploring the depth-dimensions of saints’ lives, bodies, emotions, values, and relationships.

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