Details of the annual conference of the Scottish Evangelical Theological Society are now available:
A Godly Commonwealth? The Gospel and Scottish Identity
Given the recent media coverage of the proposed referendum on Scottish independence, this seems a particularly timely subject. As the debate on devolution/independence continues it will be important for Christians in Scotland to think through the issues carefully.
The conference is scheduled for 16–17 April 2012 at International Christian College, Glasgow.
According to the SETS website, Dewi Hughes will give the Finlayson Lecture addressing the theme of ethnicity and culture in the family of God. Dewi is the retiring theological adviser for Tearfund UK, and the author of several books, including Castrating Culture, which argues for the importance of small language and culture groups being able to preserve their own identity.
Other speakers include David Fergusson (‘Christian Scotland: A Theological-Historical Overview’), Douglas Gay (‘Is a Christian Vision of Scottish Identity Viable in the Early Twenty-First Century?’), Jamie Grant (‘A Biblical Basis of Nationhood’) and Angus Morrison (‘Christian Witness in Postmodern Scotland’).
A conference brochure containing full details can be downloaded here.