Newman University hosts a day conference: Voices from the Desert

Voices from the Desert: The Journey of the Bible from Dissent to Orthodoxy and Back Again

Saturday July 12th 2014 (Registration 9.00 to 9.30)

Venue: Newman University, Genners Lane, Bartley Green, Birmingham B32 3NT


Keynote Speaker – Dr. Lloyd Pietersen (Centre for Anabaptist Studies, Bristol Baptist College)

• Professor Martin O’Kane (University of Wales, Trinity Saint David)
• Symon Hill (Ekklesia)
• Dr Susan Docherty (Newman University)
• David McLoughlin (Newman University)

Voices from the Desert is an exciting day of talks and workshops exploring the dynamic nature of biblical texts and their ability to speak authoritatively from positions of dominance and dissent.

£20 Students and unwaged free

Teas and coffees will be provided
Please bring own lunch

Contact Details:
To reserve a place or for more information please contact Emma Board
tel: 0121 476 1181 ext2395

To book online:



The Centre will offer six or more webinars (web-based seminars) during each academic year. These webinars are free and can be accessed via a home computer. They will last between 60 and 90 minutes, and there will be a mix of presentation and interaction. The webinars will all be recorded and so can be watched subsequently.  During 2014-15 six webinars have been arranged, each of which will feature an author of books (already published or forthcoming) in the ‘After Christendom’ series. These will take place at 7.30pm on the following dates:

21 October: Stuart Murray Williams, author of Post-Christendom

20 November: Lloyd Pietersen, author of Reading the Bible after Christendom

29 January: Andrew Francis, author of Hospitality and Community after Christendom

26 February: Nigel Pimlott, co-author of Youth Work after Christendom

6 May: Simon Perry, author of Atheism after Christendom

2 June: Brian Haymes & Kyle Gingerich-Hiebert, co-authors of God after Christendom?