On Monday 10th June, St Mellitus College hosted the second in the McDonald Agape Generous Orthodoxy lecture series. Professor Miroslav Volf from Yale University spoke to over 100 people on the theme of ‘The love of God, the home of God’, after which Bishop Graham Tomlin and Jane Williams hosted him in a lively discussion.
Volf used the image of ‘home’ as a metaphor for the way God relates to the world. As Christians, we don’t journey out of the world to God; rather, we look forward to the world itself being God’s home, and ours. The audience explored what this metaphor might mean for single people, for people whose homes are intentionally with groups of others, and for national boundaries.
If you missed the opportunity to attend, the lecture will be available online in July.
The video of the first lecture in this series with Professor David Ford on ‘Jesus – Reliably Surprising, Generously Orthodox’ can be found here.
Click here to book on to the next lecture in this series with Professor James A K Smith on ‘The Art of Hope: Imagining Another World in a World That Breaks Our Hearts’.
This lecture series has been enabled through a generous donation from the McDonald Agape Foundation, in partnership with St Mellitus College.