We live in extraordinary times. How can we think and act as Christians in response to the urgent, sometimes overwhelming politics that we experience every day? Where do politics, theology and faith meet? And how is it that different Christians can hold completely opposing views, all claiming the gospel as their inspiration?
One way to think afresh about this is to look at Jesus’ own actions and teaching, ask whether they were or were not political, and what we can draw from that for our own engagement in public and political life. Selina Stone will explore key aspects of Jesus’ life, teaching and parables, and ways we can bring our faith into action for the common good, whatever our circumstances.
Selina Stone is Tutor and Lecturer in Political Theology at St Mellitus College, and previously worked at the Centre for Theology and Community, in Parliament and as a community organiser in Brixton. Her PhD is in the impact of Pentecostal theology and ministry on issues of social justice.