Events http://www.cis.org.uk/forum/categories/cis-events/feed.rss Fri, 24 Oct 14 17:20:07 -0400 Events en-CA Christian Postgraduate Conference, 21-23 June 2013 - Transforming the Mind http://www.cis.org.uk/forum/discussion/72/christian-postgraduate-conference-21-23-june-2013-transforming-the-mind Thu, 11 Apr 2013 09:32:07 -0400 AnthonySmith 72@/forum/discussions
Transforming the Mind 2013
The 11th Annual National Christian Postgraduate Conference, for postgraduate students & postdoctoral researchers

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind...”

Are you studying for a masters or PhD while seeking to follow Jesus Christ? Are you a Christian working in a university or other academic centre and struggling to find people who understand your calling? Transforming the Mind could be the most important date in your diary this year!

Come and unwind in the beautiful setting of Dovedale House and share your busy life with other students and young academics. This unique weekend features talks by experienced speakers, group discussion, outdoor leisure and worship time, all in fellowship with other Christians as we seek to integrate academic life with faith in Christ.

Coming from many disciplines, nations and cultures, we meet together to encourage each other and explore what God is calling us to be and to do in the university and beyond. We ask questions about our faith, our work, our relationships and our world, seeking to share wisdom and to learn from each other by God’s Spirit.

Transforming the Mind challenges us to offer ourselves ‘as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God’, being ‘transformed by the renewing of [our] mind’ (Romans 12:1–2).

This year's conference is scheduled for 21-23 June, in the picturesque setting of Dovedale House, in the Derbyshire Dales.

Speakers: Donald Hay, Roy McCloughry and Maithrie White.

Registration
 
Cost, including all meals and accommodation, and transport from Derby rail station if requested:
* £90 / £80 (students and unwaged) / £65 (students and unwaged, before 10 May)

If the cost is a problem for you, please email enquiries@christianpostgrad.org.uk with a brief explanation of your circumstances, as we have some bursaries available.

For more information and registration, see:
    http://christianpostgrad.org.uk/

The conference flyer and poster are available here:
    http://christianpostgrad.org.uk/docs/ttm2013_flyer.pdf
    http://christianpostgrad.org.uk/docs/ttm2013_poster.pdf

Facebook event page:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/525652060800424/
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Christian Postgraduate Conference, 22-24 June 2012 - Transforming the Mind: Wisdom and Wonder http://www.cis.org.uk/forum/discussion/37/christian-postgraduate-conference-22-24-june-2012-transforming-the-mind-wisdom-and-wonder Thu, 16 Feb 2012 10:05:05 -0500 AnthonySmith 37@/forum/discussions Any postgrads or postdocs out there might well be interested in this...

Transforming the Mind: Wisdom and Wonder
The Tenth Annual National Conference for Christian Postgraduates and Postdoctoral Researchers.

This year's conference is scheduled for 22-24 June, in the picturesque setting of Dovedale House, in the Derbyshire Dales.

Speakers: Prof Sir Colin Humphreys and Prof Alison Phipps.

The conference flyer is available here:
We also have a Poster:

The conference

We believe that this event is unique in the UK, providing space for students and academics of many disciplines and nationalities to share fellowship, ideas and experiences in a really inspiring setting.

The conference challenges us to 'offer [our] bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God' and 'to be transformed by the renewing of [our] minds' (Romans 12:1). As students, researchers and academics, we meet to encourage each other and explore what God is calling us to be and to do in the university and outside. As we ask questions about our faith, our work, our relationships and our world, we seek to share wisdom and learn from each other by God's Spirit.

Registration
 
• Cost: £80 per person (including all meals and accommodation, and transport from Derby rail station if requested.)
• Discount: Students and the unwaged get a £15 reduction by booking before 30 April.
• If the cost is a problem for you, please email enquiries@christianpostgrad.org.uk with a brief explanation of your circumstances and we will do our best to help.

For more information and registration, see:

Facebook event page:

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London Conference 2011 http://www.cis.org.uk/forum/discussion/16/london-conference-2011 Mon, 14 Nov 2011 12:35:08 -0500 Simon 16@/forum/discussions
I was, however, slightly puzzled by Bob White and John Bimson's objection to Polkinghorne's "Open theism", especially the chess game analogy - an analogy that I rather like. Their objection (in the panel discussion) seemed mostly based upon it being unhelpful pastorally, but I can't quite see why this must be so. Surely knowing that we both have free will - and God is always in control - is comforting?]]>