Living in a secular society


Event Details

15 November 2021
20:00 - 21:00

Join us LIVE on Monday 15 November for our next Gospel Issues seminar with Rev. Melvin Tinker. You’ll be able to interact with us live by asking your questions in the chat section.

We’ll be live on YouTube and also on our Facebook page.

About this Event

In today’s culture, God seems to be being squeezed out of society, with Christians firmly in the minority. In the words of Richard Dawkins, “We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.” But what does a society without God look like? Are we actually living in a secular culture? What is a secular society really?

If Christians are going to know how to live faithfully and contend for the gospel intelligently, we need to have a clear understanding of these things, and also be able to recognise where there are real opportunities to proclaim Truth and Transformation. If you want to be equipped to share the gospel in a secular world, then be sure to tune in and join the discussion.

Rev. Melvin Tinker, Director of Theology at the Christian Church Network, Hull, and author of Secularisation: Myth or Menace?, returns once more to Christian Concern to examine what it means to live in a secular society and how, as Christians, we can bring the hope of Jesus Christ to a culture that has rejected him. Melvin previously contributed to our July Gospel Issues seminar, ‘Cultural Marxism: crisis or conspiracy?’ and has also joined us on Round the Table, explaining his reasons for leaving the Church of England.

We will be joined by Christian Concern’s Chief Executive, Andrea Williams and Head of Public Policy, Tim Dieppe for a Q&A straight after.

About the speaker

Melvin Tinker is a well-known author and international speaker and Director of Theology for the Christ Church Network in Hull. For 26 years he was vicar of St John, Newland, a large Anglican Evangelical Church in Hull.

He is also the author of over 70 published articles relating to doctrine, ethics and culture and over 14 books including That Hideous Strength: How the West was Lost and Veiled in Flesh: The Incarnation – what it means and why it matters (IVP).

He is married to Heather and has three grown up sons and eight grandchildren.

More about the series

Gospel Issues is Christian Concern’s seminar series launched last year to inform and equip the church on issues that Christians are facing today. Whether we are aware of it or not, society is changing at a rapid rate, and many Christians are finding themselves at odds with the truths of the Bible and what is being accepted and promoted in modern society.

On the third Monday of each month, we will explore hot-button topics such as transgenderism, abortion, education reforms, marriage and Islam. These seminars aim to give Christians clear and compassionate ways of understanding, responding to and challenging the issues that are becoming ever present in schools, workplaces and churches.

Join us as we explore the ideological roots of the challenges around us and put on the mind of Christ as we think through the Biblical responses needed.

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is — his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2

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