14/06/2018 by Chris Green
So here’s the idea. A group of pastors get together once a quarter, to discuss a book that will be relevant for their ministry.
There are some rules.
- You turn up in person – this is a real time, non-digital event.
- You bring your own lunch. I’ll do the teas and coffees.
- You buy your own copy of the book.
- You read it before you come.
Aaand – that’s it. Obviously it means that to be in my group you have to be within access to N London. But if you can’t, you might decide to start your own group, instead, just for fun.
When? Thursday Sept 6, 12-2.00pm
Where? My place. Come to St James’ Church, Muswell Hill, N10 3DB
What to read? People who come will decide the next one, but I get to choose the first. Just, because.
Becoming Atheist: Humanism and the Secular West, by Callum G. Brown (London: Bloomsbury, 2017)
Back cover: The Western World is becoming atheist. In the space of three generations churchgoing and religious belief have become alien to millions. We are in the midst of one of humankind’s great cultural changes. How has this happened? Becoming Atheist explores how people of the sixties’ generation have come to live their lives as if there is no God. It tells the life narratives of those from Britain, Western Europe, the United States and Canada who came from Christian, Jewish and other backgrounds to be without faith. Based on interviews with 85 people born in 18 countries, Callum Brown shows how gender, ethnicity and childhood shape how individuals lose religion. This book moves from statistical and broad cultural analysis to use frank, humorous and sometimes harrowing personal testimony. Becoming Atheist exposes people’s role in renegotiating their own identities, and fashioning a secular and humanist culture for the Western world.
You can buy it anywhere, but Amazon stocks it here.
Coming? Please let me know.
That’s it for today, folks. Thanks for reading, and leave your thoughts down below!