Handing on the Torch – Sacred words for a secular world – Taster Pack


5 Session – Taster Pack
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Handing on the Torch – sacred words for a secular world

“Handing on the Torch is a great resource” – Revd Dr John Twisleton

Christianity is the largest movement our world has ever seen. It continues to grow at an immense pace – especially in Asia (including China), Africa and Latin America. At the same time, Christianity in the West struggles to grow and – perhaps – even to survive. In this course we consider some of the reasons for this and what it might mean for individual Christians, for churches and for Western culture, in a world where alternative beliefs are increasingly on offer.


Session 1 – A Christian Country?

Session 2 – A Secular Society?

Session 3 – A Beleaguered Church?

Session 4 – Competing Creeds?

Session 5 – Handing on the Torch

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The course booklet, written by Canon John Young includes questions aimed at provoking wide-ranging discussion. Each group needs 1 copy of the course audio, plus a course booklet for each member. In addition many groups find the transcript, which cross-references to the tracks on the recorded material, invaluable.

The participants on the course audio are Archbishop Sentamu; Clifford Longley, RC author, broadcaster and journalist and Rachel Lampard – who has responsibility for the Methodist Church’s engagement with political issues. Bishop Graham Cray provides the thoughtful Closing Reflection at the end of each session.