In light of current circumstances, the Whitley Lecture in 2020 has moved online and SBC are pleased to be able to “host” a leg of the lecture as it “tours” the UK. Joining up with our sister Colleges in the north of England, SBC along with Northern Baptist College (Manchester) and St Hild College (Yorkshire) we will be hosting the lecture on Monday September 14th at 7pm.
This year Robert Parkinson will be sharing on “Finding A Friend: The Baptist Encounter With Judaism”. In the lecture Robert addresses some of the following questions: Are Baptist churches sometimes guilty of unwitting anti-Judaism? What is the state of play for Baptist-Jewish relations? This lecture will examine these and similar questions. Drawing on the positive side of Baptist history and practice, it will offer guidelines for encouraging a greater regard for Judaism and a closer friendship with Jews.
Ever since the horrific events of the Holocaust, the relationship of Christianity to Judaism has been under constant review. Many Christian denominations have made great strides toward a much closer rapprochement with Judaism. This lecture will ask where British Baptists stand in relation to this sea change in Christian-Jewish relations. It will identify potential problems in the theology, exegesis and preaching of Baptists. It will offer examples of friendly engagement between Baptists and Jews, examine possible impediments to the development of a closer relationship, and propose constructive suggestions for deepening the encounter of Baptists with Judaism into the future.
Robert is minister of Didsbury Baptist Church in Manchester, an associate tutor with Northern Baptist College and has many years experience in Jewish-Christian relations.
The lecture will be streamed live on YouTube where you can interact with other viewers through a chat dialogue and ask questions of Robert. Find the lecture here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvKMrdG8iJA