Looking Ahead

It was the second of our Diocesan Conferences today at Haddington. The first one, a few weeks ago which I missed, was Looking Back. Today we were Looking Ahead. 100 years ago there was a famous Mission and Theology conference held in Edinburgh. Our conferences were paying homage to that and to the changes since and the prospects for the future.

One of our speakers was Rev Canon Anne Dyer from Durham University.  Anne has spoken before at our Clergy Conference and uses Fine Art to teach Theology.  I find her really inspiring. Art works for me.  Not all of the paintings she showed us today were religious ones, in fact most weren’t. But this one was new to me and I was really drawn by it.  It is called Les Disciples by Burnand.  It shows the beloved disciple and Peter rushing to the tomb on Easter morning. What do you see in their faces?  In the way their hands are held?

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