1. Case Magazine: Living Stories
Case magazine subscribers should now have received their copies of our latest issue ‘Living Stories’. I hope you are enjoying it, and are being challenged by a great range of articles from the insightful reflections of Bruce Smith on hope and tragedy, to Chris Swann’s analysis of whether literature can make us better people, and why CS Lewis considered story and imagination so important to apologetics.
Become a CASE Associate to receive your copy of Case #30 and the subsequent three issues of Case magazine. By becoming a CASE associate you will also receive discounts/free entry to CASE events and will have access to associates-only resources on our CASE website. You will also be able to receive a pdf copy of the magazine for an additional $5 per year. To find out more about becoming a CASE associate member click here.
2. New College Lectures
The New College Lectures are fast approaching. The 2012 lecturer is James K.A. Smith, Professor of Philosophy and Adjunct Professor of Congregational and Ministry Studies at Calvin College in the USA, and author of numerous books including Desiring the Kingdom and Teaching and Christian Practices: Reshaping Faith and Learning (with David I. Smith).
Professor Smith will be presenting two lectures on the general topic Imagining the Kingdom: On Christian Discipleship and Action, the first of which will be preceded by pre-lecture drinks at New College Village (opposite New College).
6:00pm Wed 23 May – Opening Event Pre-Lecture Drinks and Canapés
7:30pm Wed 23 May Talk 1 – Erotic Comprehension: The Bodily Basis of Meaning
Both our identity and our action flow from our most fundamental desires, longings and loves. In this first lecture Prof Smith will outline an alternative theological anthropology as the basis for Christian formation, both in worship and education.
7:30pm Thurs 24 May Talk 2 – Sanctified Perception: How Worship Works
Action and behaviour is generated by acquired dispositions and habits that become “second nature”. In this lecture, Prof Smith will consider how perception is shaped by communal practices inscribed in us a pre-intellectual way of relating to and perceiving our world.
These events are free, but registration is essential, so book now to ensure you don’t miss out!
3. CASE & AEC Conference: Education as Formation
Sat 26th May, 9am-4pm
On the Saturday following the Lectures, New College will host a conference on the theme Education as Formation, presented jointly by CASE, the Anglican Education Commission (AEC), and the Sydney Anglican Schools Corporation (SASC). The keynote address will be delivered by Professor James Smith on the topic Educating the Imagination: Christian Education as a Pedagogy of Desire. Other presenters include Archbishop Peter Jensen and Professor Trevor Cairney, David Hastie, Richard Ford, James Pietsch and Anne Johnstone.
For more information, including program, abstracts, and registration see here.
4. Latest posts on the CASE Blog
In our CASE blog we seek to engage with issues and ideas that are relevant to contemporary life. We welcome your comments and feedback. Some of our recent blog posts are:
• Telling Stories: Desire, community, formation & ‘life’
• Christian Responses to Global Atheism Convention
• Some great video resources for kids at Easter
• Education as formation
• Christian Apologetics - Who needs it?
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