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Jesmond Conference '17 - Talk 1: The Need For Reformation

Outlining the need for a new Reformation in the year of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation in response to what is happening in the wider world and the Church.

Talk 1 outline:

1) The World

a) modernity and pluralism

b) the “Naked Public Square”

c) 1989, Fukuyama and Huntington


2) Islam and the Church

a) 9/11, Shadi Hamid and the real Islam

b) religious growth outside Europe and secular decline

c) biblical church growth, liberal church decline


3) Luther

a) his life

b) his recovery of the doctrine of God and God’s forgiving righteousness

c) The Bondage of the Will (with the Packer and Johnston introduction)

The Jesmond Conference '17 discusses the need for new reformation in our Nation and Church in this, the 500th anniversary year, since the start of the Reformation.

To read the Conference Statement and Resolutions please click here.

Length: 22mins

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The Jesmond Conference runs annually to engage with public issues from a Christian perspective. David Holloway has been Vicar of Jesmond Parish Church since 1973, a large Anglican Church in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK with 2 sites, a staff team of over 30 and a congregation of over 1,000. He is often asked to speak on public issues on local and national radio, is a council member of Reform and is the author of several books including, 'The Church of England, Where Is it Going?'


Click here to read a summary on what has been done since the Jesmond Conference '16, which had a focus on education.