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  • 31/07/2013Online Journal – Theology and Ministry

    We are pleased to announce that the new online journal of Theology and Ministry has been published at St John’s College and is available to view for free at www.theologyandministry.org.

    Joss Bryan, editor of the journal writes:

    “Welcome to the first issue of Theology and Ministry: An Online Journal, whose aim is to contribute to the growing academic research at the interdisciplinary interface of theology, ministerial practice and reflection. It offers a forum for innovative and creative work in the field, making it available rapidly and inexpensively to a world-wide readership. In particular, it encourages excellent work from new authors as well as from more established writers.”

    We are delighted to inform you that Pete Phillips, director of CODEC, has collaborated with Dr Richard Briggs on an article for the first edition, entitled ‘The Bible as Augmented Reality’.

  • 19/07/2013Good News for Every Age – DVD

    Rev Dr Pete Phillips, CODEC Lead, has been working with Matt Jamie for much of this year on ‘Good News For Every Age‘,

    a DVD commissioned by the North East Council of Churches as a response to the visit of the Lindisfarne Gospels to Durham this summer, to see how Christian living is still truly alive on the route that Cuthbert took.     Read more about the DVD and an opportunity to purchase this inspiring story.

    ‘Good News for Every Age’

    exploring our northern Christian heritage, following in the steps of St Cuthbert and The Lindisfarne Gospels.  The DVD is £3.

    To purchase copies of the DVD – Email codec-admin@durham.ac.uk

  • 04/07/2013TTS 2013

    Safe arrival at Tamil-Nadu Theological Seminary

    Saturday 28th June 2013: lots of hours travelling and three airplane flights later we arrived safely at our destination.

    We were met by students from the Seminary who made us feel very welcome and drove us from the airport to the seminary.

    We were instantly hit by a combination of heat, different smells and sights… and the way the traffic on the road runs is amazing. We passed goats, chickens and cows that were by the roadside, I even saw a man milking one of the cows as he sat on the edge of the pavement.

    29th June: We were given quite a restful day today, we went to the church if Divine Patience to experience an Indian English act of worship. Very traditional and use of old English language, some of it I found difficult to keep up with as they spoke very fast. I think my biggest surprise was the use of technology, the electric piano was ok. Following the service on the projected screen just seemed rather out of place from what I expected.

    Later in the morning we split into two groups and went exploring, we even managed to get across a couple of main roads without any accidents was impressive. After lunch I think most of us just rested after such a long journey…

    This evening we have been welcomed by the Seminary community. We were given a very warm welcome, each presented with a garland at the beginning of evening worship. Afterwards the whole community ate together outdoors. We are having a lovely time, though lectures start tomorrow!

    My fellow travellers are:

    Garry Hall – Tutor from Queens College Birmingham

    Lesley Dingham – Queens Student

    Angie Allport – Queens Student

    Noel Colley – Queens StudentSteve Carpenter – Queens StudentLiz England – Queens Student

    Pam Luxton – Wesley Study Centre

    Melanie Greenall – Wesley Study Centre

    Also in the photo are:

    Dr. Solomon Victus

    Ms. Shuba Keerthana

    Mr. David Dhonakaran

  • TTS 2013

    Safe arrival at Tamil-Nadu Theological Seminary

    Saturday 28th June 2013: lots of hours travelling and three airplane flights later we arrived safely at our destination. We were met by students from the Seminary who made us feel very welcome and drove us from the airport to the seminary.

    We were instantly hit by a combination of heat, different smells and sights… and the way the traffic on the road runs is amazing. We passed goats, chickens and cows that were by the roadside, I even saw a man milking one of the cows as he sat on the edge of the pavement.

    29th June: We were given quite a restful day today, we went to the church if Divine Patience to experience an Indian English act of worship. Very traditional and use of old English language, some of it I found difficult to keep up with as they spoke very fast. I think my biggest surprise was the use of technology, the electric piano was ok. Following the service on the projected screen just seemed rather out of place from what I expected.

    Later in the morning we split into two groups and went exploring, we even managed to get across a couple of main roads without any accidents was impressive. After lunch I think most of us just rested after such a long journey…

    This evening we have been welcomed by the Seminary community. We were given a very warm welcome, each presented with a garland at the beginning of evening worship. Afterwards the whole community ate together outdoors. We are having a lovely time, though lectures start tomorrow!

    My fellow travellers are:

    Garry Hall – Tutor from Queens College Birmingham

    Lesley Dingham – Queens Student

    Angie Allport – Queens Student

    Liz England – Queens Student

    Noel Colley – Queens Student

    Steve Carpenter – Queens Student

    Pam Luxton – Wesley Study Centre

    Melanie Greenall – Wesley Study Centre

    Also in the photo are:

    Dr. Solomon Victus

    Ms. Shuba Keerthana

    Mr. David Dhonakaran