To celebrate the legacy of The Revd Paul Jefferies, Margaret (nee Jefferies) and Mike Wilson visited Hong Kong last month. Mike gave a lecture at Chung Chi College where his father-in-law, Paul (a graduate of Wesley House) was the founding Dean.
Paul was also a minister at Kowloon Methodist Church where Margaret and Mike also visited, pictured here with David Mak. We look forward to developing relationships between Wesley House and Hong Kong through the Paul Jefferies scholarship programme.
20 preachers and ministers are reflecting together this week on how to preach and pray the passion. Lectures by Prof Eamon Duffy on the depiction of the cross in Christian art, and by Prof Tom Greggs on the theology of the cross have generated discussion about the ways in which we interpret the cross today and about how we help others explore its meaning through words and images.
In the last month we are delighted to have received our first international applications for registered degree programmes for the year 2015-16. We have received applications for both research and masters programmes, and also confirmation that we shall host a visiting scholar for the whole academic year.
In addition to the residential cohort of students we shall also have a group of students continuing on part time awards such as the BA, the MA and the DProf.
It is not too late to apply for residential places or for degree programmes, either full time residential, or part time non-resident, or to apply to come as a sabbatical visitor or visiting scholar. Why not come and be part of this pioneering year?
It has been a few weeks since our last post but much has been happening:
• We have appointed Jerram Faulkus Construction Ltd as contractors for the main building programme and said goodbye to Hutton, who did such a good job on the enabling works. See our news release for further details. (more…)
Jane broadcast her latest Thought for the Day on Radio 4. Click on the date to hear the podcast.
22 December 2014
Congratulations are due to to Canon Martin Seeley on his designation as Bishop of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-30142834); Prof Judith Lieu on her election as a Fellow of the British Academy; and to Dr Jane Leach on her election as a Fellow-Commoner of Jesus College, Cambridge
In case you are wondering… a Fellow Commoner is ‘one who eats with the Fellows’…
The quest for the right bricks continues. Having found the bricks, we now need to find the right mortar – 1920s lime rather than modern cement.This eventually turned up on Thursday and our faithful bricklayer has started building some panels to test the overall look. (more…)
Jane writes: it was a pleasure at the AAR to attend the Vanderbilt reception and to find that there was a short ceremony to honour the work of Doug Meeks who retires at the end of this academic year. Douglas Meeks is the Cal Turner Chancellor Professor of Theology and Wesleyan Studies at Vanderbilt. He is well known in Britain for his role in the Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies and for his many lecture and study tours.
Doug is the author, co-author or editor of 16 books, including Origins of the Theology of Hope (Fortress) and God the Economist: The Doctrine of God and Political Economy (Fortress) and he has served on a variety of academic and ecclesial councils and commissions dealing with theology and economy, religion and science, liberation theology, points at issue between black and white theologies, and theological education.
The range and significance of his contribution to theology can be seen from the list of authors contributing to this collection in his honour including, Jürgen Moltmann. Watch this space for details of how to get hold of a copy.
At last, the first demolition phase is finished and we can start building. (more…)