Whitley Lecture 2018

Monday 8 October, 7:00pm

Dead and Buried? Attending to the voice of the victim in the Old Testament and today

Whether we are reading a modern news article about a violent atrocity, or one of the shocking Old Testament stories of violence, it is important that we ask certain questions of ourselves and of the written account. Whose interests are being served by the telling of this story? Whose voices are not being heard? Whose lives are considered worthy of grieving, and whose deaths are regarded as forgettable? What responsibility does reading this story place upon me?

This lecture will aim to consider these questions and so provide some tools to assist us as we read Old Testament stories of violence.

Harehills Lane Baptist Church (front entrance)
7pm, Monday 8th October 2018

No booking necessary

The lecture will also be delivered at other locations around the UK – for more information and to download publicity, visit the Baptist Union of Great Britain website.

Helen Paynter is tutor at Bristol Baptist College and a Baptist minister. Her doctoral work was on humour in the book of Kings, and her main current area of research is in the Old Testament narratives of violence and how we read them today. She lives in Bristol with her husband and their three teenage daughters.

Sunday 23 December,  10:00am

Sunday Worship

Sunday 23 December,  6:00pm

Carol Service

Tuesday 25 December,  10:45am

Christmas Day Service

Sunday 30 December,  10:00am

Morning Worship

Get in touch…

Harehills Lane Baptist Church,
13 Hilton Place, Leeds LS8 4HE

Tel: 0113 2628080
Church office is open between 9.30am and 2pm, Mon to Thurs

Email: harehillslanebc@outlook.com