We're pleased to co-host this year's Whitley Lecture with the Baptist Union of Scotland and presented by Helen Paynter.


26th April 2018 - 1:00 pm


26th April 2018 - 4:00 pm


Kirkintilloch Baptist Church 52 Townhead Kirkintilloch Glasgow G66 1NL   View map

We’re pleased to co-host this year’s Whitley Lecture with the Baptist Union of Scotland and presented by Helen Paynter. The event takes place on April 26th at Kirkintilloch Baptist Church and it is an event not to be missed! The theme for this year’s lecture is as follows:

Dead and Buried?: Attending to the voices of the victim in the Old Testament and today.

Whether we are reading a modern news article about a violent atrocity, or one of the shocking Old Testament stories of violence, it is important that we ask certain questions of ourselves and of the written account. Whose interests are being served by the telling of this story? Whose voices are not being heard? Whose lives are considered worthy of grieving, and whose deaths are regarded as forgettable? What responsibility does reading this story place upon me? This lecture will aim to consider these questions and so provide some tools to assist us as we read Old Testament stories of violence.

For more information on Helen Paynter and resources arising from the lecture see the Baptists Together website.

Come along to be stretched in your thinking and to meet with others from the church constituency across Scotland. We’re looking forward to meeting you there!

This is a free event though booking is preferred for catering – please register using the Eventbrite page here. The lecture starts at 2pm preceded by a light lunch at 1pm. For more information email scottishbaptistcollege@uws.ac.uk