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February and March Courses and Events Newsletter
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Wellbeing and Salvation in Hospital and Church
Wellbeing and Salvation in Hospital and Church
Wednesday 22 February at 7.15pm, free and open to all
Lecture and book launch with Douglas Davies, anthropologist and theologian, who will explore wellbeing and salvation in hospital and church.
God on the Streets: Spirituality, Social Engagement, and Christian Authenticity Wednesday 8 March at 7.30pm, £7.50 (free for Sarum students)
Join Dr Gillian Ahlgren, theologian and scholar of the Christian mystical tradition, for a talk and book launch as she explores the intersection of spirituality and social justice, past and present.

Bookshop Events

Resourcing a Good Lent
Resourcing a Good Lent
Thursday 9 February at 3pm, free and open to all
Lent can be a confusing time. Should we run a Lent course? If so, how do we go about it and what resources are available? This afternoon will consider available resources and practicalities, with input from our speakers James Woodward, Debbie Orriss and author Amy Boucher-Pye.
Book Launch with Simon Park
Book Launch with Simon Park
Monday 20 February at 6.30pm, free and open to all
A return visit by popular author Simon Parke, this time to launch his first historical novel about Charles 1, The Soldier, The Gaoler, The Spy and her Lover. RSVP via Eventbrite

Forthcoming Courses

Ventures in Faith
Fortnightly Monday sessions, 7 to 9pm, £3
For the 16 to 30 age group, this series is for those who want to know more about the Christian faith and explore where faith may lead.
•  Who Is Jesus Anyway? Monday 6 February
•  The Trinity: Maths Gone Wrong? Monday 20 February
•  What Does It Mean To Be ‘Saved’? Monday 6 March
•  Two Testaments, One Spirit? Monday 20 March
Theology Quest and Questions
Weekly Tuesday sessions, 7 to 9pm, £6
A series to open the study of Christian theology to those who want to know what they believe, why they believe it and whether they should keep on believing it.
•  Eastern and Western Church Views of Salvation Tuesday 7 February
•  The Sacraments: Celebrating Salvation Tuesday 14 February
•  Christ as Liberator: Liberation Theology and Feminism Tuesday 21 February
•  Christ and Suffering Tuesday 28 February
•  Seeing Salvation: The Vision of Art Tuesday 7 March
•  Christ and Many Faiths: A Christian Approach to Other Faiths Tuesday 14 March
The Holy Spirit in Feminist Theology
The Holy Spirit in Feminist Theology
Tuesday 7 February, 10am to 4pm, £50
We will trace what feminist theology has to say about the Holy Spirit and bring it together with traditional Christian doctrine of the Spirit. This opens up exciting new possibilities for both theology and the place of women in the church.
Relocating Religion: Cultural & Spiritual Realignments
Relocating Religion: Cultural & Spiritual Realignments
Monday 20 to Thursday 23 February, N £300; R £460
This new module examines the equivocation and uncertainty that now surrounds the modern experience and practice of religion in the 21st century. Places limited.
Working Together
Working Together
Monday 20 to Thursday 23 February, N £300; R £460
This course uses a hermeneutical approach grounded in the Holy Trinity and examined through a number of traditions, to encourage constructive engagement. Open to those not seeking a postgraduate degree.
Exploring Churches in Britain and Europe
Exploring Churches in Britain and Europe
Series of six weekly Thursday sessions, 7 to 9pm, beginning 23 February. £45 for the series
This course will examine the characteristics that give identity to their churches and will illustrate their distinctive features and treasures.
Lunchtime Concert: Colin Howard and Gisele Boll
Lunchtime Concert: Colin Howard (piano) and Gisele Boll (violin) Friday 24 February at 12.45pm, £11
Programme includes duos by JS Bach, Pärt and Tavener.
Bible in Context
Bible in Context
Saturday 25 February, 9.30am to 6pm, £50
A day to develop understanding of the nature of the exegetical task involved in preparation for preaching, and skills in the art of preaching itself.
Introduction to Christian Doctrine and History
Introduction to Christian Doctrine and History
Saturday 25 February, 9.30am to 6pm, £50
A look at key periods and issues in the history of the church and major doctrinal developments, exploring the historical contexts of core theological ideas.
Preaching the Atonement
Preaching the Atonement
Tuesday 28 Feb to Wednesday 1 March, N £90; R £150
This course is for those who, during this period of Lent, have to preach, teach or explain why Jesus had to die. Non-preachers, house group leaders and church members will find much here to enhance their own theological and spiritual pilgrimage through Lent.
The Psalms as Resource in the Work of Spiritual Direction
Spiritual Directors Forum: The Psalms as Resource in the Work of Spiritual Direction 
Thursday 2 March, 10am to 4pm, £50
Explore how the Psalms can be a resource for the challenge of spiritual direction through the diaries and letters of the Dutch mystic Etty Hillesum.
Day of Spiritual Direction: Angel of the North
Day of Spiritual Direction: Angel of the North
Friday 3 March, 10am to 4pm, £50
Travel with the Angel through sculptor Anthony Gormley's vision: "I wanted to make sculpture that is a focus of hope".
Disability: Theology and Practice
Disability: Theology and Practice
Friday 3 March, 10am to 4pm, £50
Examine ways of thinking about disability through Scripture and Christian tradition. We shall also look at organisational best practice on disability. 
Christian Initiation
Christian Initiation
Monday 6 to Thursday 9 March, N £300; R £460
A study of key historical periods to give context for contemporary rites and the theologies which lie behind them.
Western Christian Mysticism
Western Christian Mysticism
Monday 6 to Thursday 9 March, N £300; R £460
An overview of the historical development of the Western Christian Mystical tradition with analysis of key historical figures and movements. Open to those not seeking a postgraduate degree.
Wondrous Story: Preaching from Palm Sunday to Easter
Wondrous Story: Preaching from Palm Sunday to Easter
Tuesday 7 March, 10am to 4pm, £50
Palm Sunday to Easter is at the heart of our gospel, but preaching it isn’t always easy. During this day we'll explore aspects of the preachers craft and do some fresh thinking on how we can tell the wondrous story where we are.
Postgraduate Study Taster Day
Postgraduate Study Taster Day
Saturday 11 March, 10am to 3pm, free and open to all
A chance to sample teaching sessions, have informal discussions with programme leaders and tutors, and get a sense about what learning at Sarum College is all about.
Here’s Looking at You: The Art of Interrogation
Here’s Looking at You: The Art of Interrogation
Tuesday 14 March, 10am to 4pm, £50
Engage with the work of Van Gogh, Turner and other more modern artists to explore fundamental questions about humanity and our sense of place in the world. 
Christian Faith and Ethical Living
Christian Faith and Ethical Living
Saturday 18 March, 9.30am to 6pm, £50
Explore Christian-specific and non-Christian-specific responses to the moral issues of the 21st century. 
Renaissance: Re-finding Ourselves in Ministry
Renaissance: Re-finding Ourselves in Ministry
Begins Monday 20 to Wednesday 22 March, £540
The second half of life opens up a unique range of opportunities. Explore the shape of life and work as we grow older in this two-part residential programme.
Reading Scripture Together: The Binding of Isaac
Reading Scripture Together: The Binding of Isaac
Thursday 23 March, 10am to 4pm, £50
Only 19 verses in the bible, yet the interpretations of Abraham's near sacrifice of Isaac have filled many books. We'll re-read the story in detail and be inspired by many interpreters through the ages both in the written word and in art.
Lunchtime Concert: Clare Deniz and Alan Brown
Lunchtime Concert: Clare Deniz (cello) and Alan Brown (piano) Friday 24 March at 12.45pm, £11
Programme includes music by Beethoven, Dvořák and Bridge.
Re-imagining Church in a Changing Culture
Re-imagining Church in a Changing Culture
Monday 27 to Thursday 30 March, N £300; R £460
Go beyond the headlines about the continuing decline in church membership to critique the contemporary church using both theological and sociological tools.
Art, Belief and Spirituality
Art, Belief and Spirituality
Monday 27 to Thursday 30 March, N £300; R £460
Examine the relationship between Christian Spirituality and art from historical, cultural and theological perspectives.

Looking Ahead

•  Biblical Study Break: Resurrection Monday 3 to Thursday 6 April
•  Holy Week at Sarum – Through the Eye of the Cross Monday 10 to Thursday 13 April
•  Whatever Happened to Sin in Contemporary Culture? Thursday 4 May
•  Poetry Writing Workshop: Living the Risen Life Saturday 6 May
•  Biblical Study Break: Immigration in the Hebrew Bible Monday 8 to Thursday 11 May
•  The Roots of Faith: Titular Churches in Rome Thursday 11 May
•  The First Cathedral at Salisbury: Ritual, Music and Architecture Monday 15 May
•  Singing Day at Stanley Spencer’s Memorial Chapel at Burghclere Tuesday 23 May
•  Anne Brontë’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Wednesday 24 May
•  Spirituality and Stained Glass Thursday 25 to Friday 26 May
Dr Jane Shaw
2017 Sarum Lectures with Dr Jane Shaw – Origins of Spirituality: The Forgotten Anglican Innovators

Series of four evening lectures in Salisbury Cathedral on 25 April, 27 April, 2 May and 4 May with an accompanying seminar on 5 May.
Tickets are £8 per lecture or £27 for the series of four. The seminar is £12. Reduced B&B rates are available for those who wish to stay before or after a lecture/seminar.

College News

Andrew Todd
Sarum Welcomes Andrew Todd
The Revd Canon Dr Andrew Todd began his new role as Programme Leader in Christian Spirituality at Sarum College on 1 February. Dr Todd will oversee Sarum College’s thriving ecumenical MA in Christian Spirituality programme and support the development of learning opportunities within its Centre for Contemporary Spirituality.

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