As you can tell from the poster, Archbishop John Sentamu will delivering the William Belden Noble series of lectures at Memorial Church next week. John Sentamu is the Archbishop of York, the second ranking member of the Church of England. He will be addressing several themes, but they boil down to the following:
- What are Jesus' priorities for work in the world (mission)?
- How can we be transformed for mission?
- How is mission related to Restorative Justice?
We will likely organize a group to go hear at least one of these.
The William Belden Noble Lectures were established in 1898 by Nannie Yulee Noble in memory of her husband. According to the terms of the bequest: “The object of the Founder of the Lectures is to continue the mission of her husband, whose supreme desire was to extend the influence of Jesus as ‘the Way, the Truth, and the Life,’ and to illustrate and enforce the words of Jesus — ‘I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly.’ The Founder has in view the presentation of the personality of Jesus as given in the New Testament, or unfolded in the history of the Christian Church, or illustrated in the inward experience of His followers, or as the inspiration to Christian Missions for the conversion of the world. The scope of the Lectures is believed to be as wide as the highest interests of humanity.” The Noble Lectures are free and open to the public.