Lecture series

A course of 53 lectures to get you thinking about Christian theology.

These weekly Zoom discussions each focus on a theological lecture, available online, which participants are expected to have watched or listened to beforehand. Each discussion is introduced with a brief recapitulation of the argument of the week’s lecture (usually by the Minister!) and some suggestions for points of discussion. After that the floor is open. By way of light relief, each week’s video link is accompanied by one suggested gospel song for listening to during the week, and each ‘live’ (i.e. real-time) discussion also begins by listening together to another song from the playlist.

The Zoom link for the discussion is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87179878823. Weekly links for the lectures and songs
will be sent to the church circulation list, and are also shown below where already available.

More information about the lecture series can be found here.

Upcoming lectures and songs

Date Lecture Song
1 January 2021

Rowan Williams:
The Intellectual Renewal of the Church

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHa9etSOL7Y

Reverend Luis Overstreet:
Holiness Dance

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrT3bVIpQVHQJlqWqSISPvSo2m3IlKXYa

8 January 2021

Denys Turner (on Jonathan Miller’s The Atheism Tapes)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcQd9AarsLw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAMhwnhbqOc

Lightnin Hopkins:
Needed Time

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrT3bVIpQVHQJlqWqSISPvSo2m3IlKXYa

 

15 January 2021

William Schweiker:
God, Theological Accounts and Ethical Possibilties

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WoPIvRtyRk

Silver Quintette:
Sinner’s Crossroads

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrT3bVIpQVHQJlqWqSISPvSo2m3IlKXYa 

22 January 2021

Sarah Coakley:
A New 'Ethico-Teleological' Argument for God's Existence

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8dm0GrT5C8

Roberta Flack:
I Told Jesus

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrT3bVIpQVHQJlqWqSISPvSo2m3IlKXYa

 

29 January 2021

Willie Jennings:
The Origin of Race

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5ZGwuwcHV0

Charles Johnson and the Dynamic Gaylarks:
God Got His Eyes On You

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrT3bVIpQVHQJlqWqSISPvSo2m3IlKXYa 

5 February 2021

Rowan Williams:
Religious Language Under Pressure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMinWU2OmIo

Roy Lanham & His Gospel Quartet:
We Will Know

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrT3bVIpQVHQJlqWqSISPvSo2m3IlKXYa

12 February 2021

Janet Soskice:
Image, Christology and Ethics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw7pn4TA1tE 

John Lee Hooker:
Will the Circle Be Unbroken

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrT3bVIpQVHQJlqWqSISPvSo2m3IlKXYa

19 February 2021

Merold Westphal:
Atheism for Lent

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qroZtl_Ztks 

Tindley Quaker City Gospel Singers:
Hallelujah Side

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrT3bVIpQVHQJlqWqSISPvSo2m3IlKXYa

26 February 2021

Denys Turner:
Faith, Reason and the Eucharist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovjhYu5IGSQ

The Soul Stirrers:
He’s Been a Shelter For Me

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrT3bVIpQVHQJlqWqSISPvSo2m3IlKXYa

5 March 2021

Rowan Williams:
The Tree of Knowledge: Bodies, Minds and Thoughts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbzcG-YLnr0

Various Artists:
Jesus is Alive

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrT3bVIpQVHQJlqWqSISPvSo2m3IlKXYa

12 March 2021

William Cavanaugh:
The Eucharist as Politics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXDMJ4X-IfI

Jaybird Coleman:
O’m Gonna Cross The River O’Jordan Some O’These Days

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrT3bVIpQVHQJlqWqSISPvSo2m3IlKXYa

19 March 2021

William Schweiker:
Does Religion Have a Future? (am)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk4FsMhjLe8

Various Artists:
I Love the Lord

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrT3bVIpQVHQJlqWqSISPvSo2m3IlKXYa

26 March 2021

William Schweiker:
Does Religion Have a Future? (pm)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGuWW2_bUAc

Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers:
Come And Go To That Land

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrT3bVIpQVHQJlqWqSISPvSo2m3IlKXYa

1 April 2021

Rowan Williams:
Teresa of Avila as a Theologian of the Euchari

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TNKipIBUko

Otis Jackson:
Tell Me Why I Like Roosevelt

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrT3bVIpQVHQJlqWqSISPvSo2m3IlKXYa

9 April 2021

Sarah Coakley:
Resurrection: How Can I Believe It?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2i1XChVRwsY

The Roberta Martin Singers:
Old Ship of Zion

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrT3bVIpQVHQJlqWqSISPvSo2m3IlKXYa

16 April 2021

Sarah Coakley:
Ascension: What Does It Mean For Us That “Christ Ascended Into Heaven?”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPevHWP4htI

The Brooklyn All Stars:
Blessed Be the Name of God

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrT3bVIpQVHQJlqWqSISPvSo2m3IlKXYa 

23 April 2021

Robert Jenson:
Creed, Scripture and their Modern Alienation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5inULwpiJY

Robert Johnson:
Preachin’ Blues (Up Jumped The Devil)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrT3bVIpQVHQJlqWqSISPvSo2m3IlKXYa

30 April 2021

Robert Jenson:
The Tanakh as Christian Scripture

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5z1E407VZc

Hank Williams:
I Saw the Light

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrT3bVIpQVHQJlqWqSISPvSo2m3IlKXYa

7 May 2021

Rowan Williams:
The Finality of Christ in a Pluralistic Society

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VyMtQsOlKI

The Handsome Family:
Dry Bones

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrT3bVIpQVHQJlqWqSISPvSo2m3IlKXYa 

14 May 2021

Robert Jenson:
The New Testament as Regula Fidei

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOYIBpS7bao

40 George Curry (One Man Quartette):
Fire Down Yonder

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrT3bVIpQVHQJlqWqSISPvSo2m3IlKXYa 

21 May 2021

William Schweiker:
God, Theological Accounts and Ethical Possibilties #2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WoPIvRtyRk

Doc Watson:
Looking T’ward Heaven

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrT3bVIpQVHQJlqWqSISPvSo2m3IlKXYa

28 May 2021

Sarah Coakley:
The Coming of the Spirit: What sort of “Interruption”?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRZwqeJns74&list=PLX1NXn73SVcSuRJ_D99mCdIx0gq1Ncf0v&index=7 

Aretha Franklin:
Precious Lord, Take My Hand / You’ve Got a Friend

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrT3bVIpQVHQJlqWqSISPvSo2m3IlKXYa

4 June 2021

Rowan Williams:
Christ, Creator and Creature: Reflections on Christology and the Nature of Created Being. [sic]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsEbWMsaYm4 

Sister Rosetta Tharpe:
Nobody’s Fault But Mine

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrT3bVIpQVHQJlqWqSISPvSo2m3IlKXYa

11 June 2021

Sarah Coakley:
The Doctrine of the Trinity: What does it mean and why do we need it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbZ4SXgGw1c&list=PLX1NXn73SVcSuRJ_D99mCdIx0gq1Ncf0v&index=6

Bessie Jones and Georgia Sea Island Singers:
O Death

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrT3bVIpQVHQJlqWqSISPvSo2m3IlKXYa

18 June 2021

Robert Jenson:
The Apostle’s Creed

 


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