Reforming the Kirk considers urgent questions facing the contemporary church in Scotland.
"This work should be compulsory reading for anyone involved or interested in the life of the Church of Scotland, if only as a starting point for debate." -- Life and Work, Nov 2017
In this series of three lectures as the Chalmers Lecturer of 2017, Glasgow-based Practical Theologian and Kirk Minister, Dr Doug Gay offered a candid, forthright and bold analysis of the state of the Church of Scotland and the choices facing it.
Lecture 1 — "Walls Without Church?"
The first lecture (1st February) explored 'what just happened?' tracing the decline of the Kirk as a national institution since the 1960s.
Lecture 2 — "Call and Response"
The second lecture (8th February) explored the relationship between the church’s understanding of its own calling and its response.
Lecture 3 — "Grand Designs"
The final lecture (15th February) made the case for radical structural reform of the Church of Scotland over the next decade.