During Lent in 2022, we hosted a Lecture Series called The Things That Make For Peace. Watch the videos below – click the title to jump to your topic of interest.
Ephesians and the Multidimensional Gospel of Peace – Kristin Caynor
Building Trust Through Inter-Faith Dialogue – Dr Georgina Jardim
Witnessing to Christ’s Love in Reconciliation: Opportunities and Challenges for the Church – Dr David Tombs
Ecclesial Peacemaking: A Cross-Bearing Practice for Lent and Beyond – Revd Dr Steven Harmon
Peace, Violence and the Ukraine Conflict – Steve Hucklesby
Splashing our Way to the Peaceable Kingdom: Facing Conflict with Footwashing, Forgiveness and Neighbour-Love – Revd Dr Christopher Landau
Ephesians and the Multidimensional Gospel of Peace
Kristin Caynor is an American who grew up in Thailand, who serves the global church through partnership with national leaders, scholarship on the intersections of Bible and intercultural hermeneutics, peacemaking, and reconciliation. She is a PhD candidate at Trinity College Bristol, theologian at Live Global, and a research contributor on The Ephesians 2 Gospel project with Mission One.
Building Trust Through Inter-Faith Dialogue
Dr Georgina Jardim
Georgina Jardim is a Fellow of the Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies in Oxford and has lectured at various Christian and secular institutions on Islam, scriptural engagement, women and religion, and life and work in Muslim contexts.
She has an interest in the characters of the Bible and Quran, some shared and some particular to each text. She finds the practice of scriptural reasoning a rich way to explore the similarities and differences between the Bible and Quran’s characters and themes, and has published on these themes. She started a grassroots initiative called the Holy Book Club where Christians and Muslims meet to get to know each other and to talk about their texts.
Witnessing to Christ’s Love in Reconciliation: Opportunities and Challenges for the Church
Dr David Tombs
David Tombs is a lay Anglican theologian and Howard Paterson Chair Professor of Theology and Public Issues at the University of Otago, Aotearoa, New Zealand. His work draws on liberation and contextual theologies to address public issues. His recent publications include When Did We See You Naked?: Jesus as a Victim of Sexual Abuse co-edited with Jayme Reaves and Rocio Figueroa (SCM 2021). Originally from the United Kingdom, David previously lecture at the University of Roehampton, London, and the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
Ecclesial Peacemaking: A Cross-Bearing Practice for Lent and Beyond
Revd Dr Steven Harmon
Steven Harmon is Professor of Historical Theology at Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, USA. He is Co-Secretary for the Baptist-Catholic International Ecumenical Dialogue Joint Commission and has also represented the Baptist World Alliance in ecumenical conversations with the Anglican Communion, representatives of the Eastern Orthodox Churches, and the World Council of Churches Commission on Faith and Order. His most recent book is Baptists, Catholics, and the Whole Church: Partners in the Pilgrimage to Unity (New City Press).
Peace, Violence and the Ukraine Conflict
Steve is Policy Adviser to the Joint Public Issues Team, and Co-Chair of Christian Approaches to Defence and Disarmament (CCADD). His background is in international relief and development having worked for 10 years on programmes in conflict and post-conflict settings in Africa and Asia. He is committed to exploring Christian responses to conflict and injustice, with interest in the particular areas of non-proliferation, ethical investment and climate change.
Steve will bring his academic background in international relations into conversation with some of the theological issues raised by the Ukraine crisis. He writes: “The questions that Ukraine throws up for me are around the fragility of international norms when they are violated by great powers, the use of sanctions as a non-violent means of coercion, calculated ambiguity in military threat and deterrence concepts and the implications for integrity and trust, the brokenness of relationships that can too often be reflected in the institutional relations of the worldwide church.”
Splashing our Way to the Peaceable Kingdom: Facing Conflict with Footwashing, Forgiveness and Neighbour-Love
Revd Dr Christopher Landau
Revd Dr Christopher Landau was appointed Director of ReSource in 2021, having previously led the ‘ReSource Future’ process in 2017-18. He is married to Carolyn and they have three children. The family have moved to Telford from Oxford, where Christopher was previously an associate minister at St Aldates Church, a chaplain with the Oxford Pastorate, and an honorary cathedral chaplain at Christ Church.
Having grown up in a traditional market town Anglican parish, Christopher read Theology at Cambridge University (as a choral scholar at Trinity College) before moving to London as a BBC News trainee. There he joined a local parish church that had just received a plant from Holy Trinity Brompton. His faith came alive in unexpected ways, and six months after being appointed as the BBC World Service’s religious affairs correspondent, he felt a calling to ordination. During training at Ripon College Cuddesdon he began work towards a doctorate in Christian Ethics, completed during his curacy in west London. His work on disagreement among Christians has been published by SCM Press as ‘A Theology of Disagreement’, and he is passionate about Christians hearing the Spirit’s call to pursue loving unity, seeking the fruit of the Spirit, even in the face of inevitable disagreements.
His work for the ReSource Future process helped re-affirm ReSource’s commitment to seeking the work of the Holy Spirit in ‘little, local and ordinary’ churches, for the purpose of mission. He is passionate about promoting constructive conversation about the Holy Spirit’s work, across the different traditions of the church. You can read more about Christopher’s vision for ReSource’s ministry in this interview on the Psephizo blog.
Select Publications: A Theology of Disagreement New Testament Ethics for Ecclesial Conflicts (CMS Press, 2021)