The Rev Dr Sam Wells, Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London has been appointed to deliver the Chalmers Lectures in 2019. The lectures will be given in Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh at 6pm on the evenings of 17, 18, 19 September and 1, 2, 3 October. The lectures will be video streamed and will also be available as podcasts. On each evening there will be an opportunity for live online questions to the speaker. The associated book is ready for publication and will be available for sale from 3 October.
Dr Wells said he was looking forward to visiting Greyfriars Kirk and discussing the future direction of the church.
“What kind of church do we need to become if we are to face the challenges and take the opportunities of the years ahead?” he asked.
“I’m going to be looking at what it means to see culture, commerce and compassion as out-workings of congregational life, and sources of growth for the church in faithfulness as well as numbers.
“The lectures are called ‘A Future Bigger than the Past’ because I want listeners to rediscover a sense that this is a great time to be the Church and God is sending us everything we need to do the work of the Holy Spirit.”
Today’s talk – Investing in the Kingdom: Taking money beyond the benefactor and the steward – Wednesday 18 September