Contemporary Society and Contemporary Religion
The Christ Church Thinktank has been in existence for over 10 years. It draws on speakers from all the churches in the Lewes area. Our speakers provide their services without charge, so our meetings are free and open to all. Whether you go to church or not, join us whenever the topic interests you.
Our meetings are usually held in the church and are also available via Zoom. The format is 45 minutes talk and 45 minutes discussion and our average attendance is about 30. All meetings are from 7.30 pm to 9 pm.
If you would like to attend any of our meetings by Zoom, please email the Church Secretary for further details.
Meeting on Wednesday 17 January at 7.30 pm
John Culley will be speaking on
"Spirituality and Religion "
The search for spirituality is one of the most striking aspects of 21st century culture. The Christian understanding of spirituality includes deep thought about how people relate belief to the attitudes and values that they express in their lives, and how they relate to God in prayer. In secular, post-modern culture, spirituality often involves no church connection and people describe themselves as spiritual but not religious. The talk will suggest that spirituality is an area where Christians and people of other faiths, or of no specific faith, can find worthwhile insight through dialogue. After working in marine insurance for 30 years, John spent time as a volunteer hospice chaplain. During lockdown he started studying spirituality and has recently completed an MA degree in Christian Spirituality at St Mary's University, Twickenham. He is a parishioner of St Pancras in Lewes.