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A new series on social engagement

A series of three lec­tures by Dr Dan Strange (Cross­lands) and James Mil­dred (CARE) explor­ing bib­lic­al, cul­tur­al engagement.

As Christian disciples – whether seasoned leaders or new believers – we need to be able to confront the pressing issues of today with gospel confidence, biblical insight and intellectual rigour. The prevailing culture can seem hostile, daunting or unassailable – or we may simply be tempted to withdraw from it. Yet we are called as believers to connect with culture in order to love the lost and engage them with the gospel of Christ.

In this series of three lectures, Dr Dan Strange from Crosslands and James Mildred from CARE will take us from getting ready, to base camp to setting out. This lecture series is likely to be valuable to any Christian wanting to think further about how to engage with our culture, but doesn’t assume any prior theological training or knowledge of the topic.


Each lecture will be delivered twice, at lunchtime (12:45 - 2:00pm) and in the evening (7:45 - 9:00pm), to suit different work patterns and availability. These lectures will be on zoom and once you've registered, you'll be sent a zoom link.

Learning to engage effectively with culture is like orienteering or going on an epic climb. The hard work starts by getting ready, making sure you’re familiar with the biblical foundations. Then, there’s a lot to be said for allowing voices from the past to further equip us. With these foundations in place you’ll be in a much better position to get stuck in, engaging effectively and bringing glory to God.

28 September - Getting Ready: Biblical Foundations for Getting Stuck Into Culture

19 October
- Base Camp: What We Can Learn From the Past

23 November
- Setting Out: What You Can Do To Make a Difference

Ticket Cost: £20 for the three lectures.

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If you'd like to book your place at this exciting new lecture series, you can do so by clicking here.

Dan Strange

Dr Dan Strange: Biblical foundations for getting stuck into culture

To understand culture and Christianity, we need to start with the Bible. What does it really say about culture? What about cultural transformation? In this first lecture, Dr Dan Strange, Director of Crosslands Forum (a new centre for cultural engagement and mission), will guide us through the main biblical principles that compel us to engage effectively in our culture.

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James web

James Mildred: what we can learn from the past

Throughout Scripture God calls us to look back, so we can learn, remember, and be equipped for our present context. History teaches us that there’s nothing new under the sun. It makes sense to listen to voices from the past to help us engage with culture in our present day. In this lecture, CARE’s James Mildred will take us on a bird’s eye tour of the past, identifying what leading figures from previous generations got right and what we can then learn.

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Dan and James: what you can do to make a difference

With culture changing to rapidly all around us, it’s easy to feel fearful about engaging or powerless to do anything about it. In this lecture, we’ll tackle this head-on, demonstrating that all of us can do something. From politics, to education, to social care and much more, in this lecture, Dan and James will provide practical examples of the sort of things you can do to be salt and light.

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James Mildred
How can we be salt and light in a cul­ture that’s rap­idly chan­ging all around us? My pray­er is that these three lec­tures will help bring some clar­ity on social engage­ment today.
James Mildred Chief Communications Officer, CARE


For nearly 40 years, CARE has been active in the Parliaments and Assemblies of the UK. We champion the unique value of every human being. We pursue justice for victims of human trafficking and gambling related harms. We defend freedom of speech and religious liberty.

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