A day of story, reflection and prayer for Advent Sunday with Doug Gay
Doug Gay comes from Galloway, but lives in Govan. He has worked as a civil servant, youth worker, co-op development worker, minister and university lecturer. He works on the theology of worship and on political theology. A sometime musician and songwriter, his album Life After Death was released in 2018, with a follow-up planned for 2020.
His latest book, God Be In My Mouth, is published by St Andrew Press.
3.00pm - 4.30pm Dancing In The Dark Advent as a season forms part of a liturgical rhythm that moves people through the time of their lives. Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor draws a contrast between the rhythms, seasons and festivals of the Christian year and what Walter Benjamin called the “flat, empty, homogenous time” of days passing. Glasgow- based theologian and Kirk minister Doug Gay reflects on what it is about Advent that might bring movement, texture and lightening to our lives, thinking both about what its form might say to non-religious people who are interested in religious traditions and about how its form and content can shape Christian spirituality even in the darkest of times.
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7.30pm - 8.30pm Evensong Contemplative prayers and poemsfor the first night of Advent FREE EVENT
All events take place at St James Scottish Episcopal Church, John’s Place, Leith Links, Edinburgh, EH6 7EL. www.adventfest.org www.stjamesleith.org.uk
St James Church is a Charity registered in Scotland Charity No: SC002833