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  Atheism, Religious Belief and Intelligence  Following a recent paper published by two Psychologists from the University of Rochester (Zuckerman and Silberman) who conclude that religous adherents are less intelligent than atheists, the BBC invited the Reverend Kate Bruce to share her thoughts on this latest study. The program interviews Kate in the historic grounds of St John’s College before […]
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 A major conference on church growth in Britain will be held at St Johns College, Durham on the 12th and 13th September 2013. It is entitled Towards a Theology of Church Growth and includes contributions from a range of leading scholars from a wide range of traditions, including: Prof Alister McGrath – Kings College, London Revd Dr Graham Tomlin – […]
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                    An African bishop who was imprisoned and tortured during his country’s brutal civil war has been honoured at Durham University. Bishop Francis Loyo, a former Durham University student, returned to Durham during a visit marking 40 years of a friendship link between his home country and Salisbury. An event was […]
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Bear Grylls, adventurer, television presenter and author, has recently supported the local Durham Army Cadets force by donating signed copies of his latest book, A Survival Guide for Life. The Revd. Michael Volland, Director of Mission and Pioneer Ministry at Cranmer Hall and Padre to Durham Army Cadet Force, was so inspired when he read Bear Gryll’s book A Survival Guide for […]
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St John’s College Durham and The Diocese seek to appoint to a dual-focus ministry as Chaplain to St John’s College (0.5) and Priest in Charge of Doxford Sunderland (0.5) This is a new configuration of the post which offers exciting possibilities in college and parish which can mutually resource each other. The post holder will be based in the parish […]
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Unfortunately, the Explore Day planned for the 17th May has been cancelled as Ben Witherington has been called away from Durham for a few days over the 17th. Please watch this space for any future announcements regarding Explore Days.
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Explore Daty 2013                 We are excited to share with you our annual Explore day for 2013 taking place at St John’s College. This year, we have Dr Ben Witherington, Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary, speaking on the canon of scripture. Details of the day can […]
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The Bishop of Carlisle, Rt Revd James Newcome, will be delivering a lecture called ‘Assisted Dying: a Christian Response’ at Cranmer Hall on the 23rd April. Bishop James Newcome acts as the Church of England’s spokesperson on health care matters and is also chair of the College Council of St Johns College. He has spoken widely on the need to […]
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The Warden of Cranmer Hall, Mark Tanner, will be travelling to Uganda to spend a week with the Bishop in the Diocese of Soroti, in the Eastern  part of the country. Mark will be blogging during his time away, which can be found here. Please pray for Mark as he spends time travelling and working over the coming week.
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The next Step Forward event will take place at Bishopthorpe in March 2013. More details, and a booking form,  can be found on the Step Forward website http://www.stepforwardanglican.org.uk/  
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