Gladstone Lecture 2021


Nigel Paterson, author of 'Change of the Tide - revivals in the UK' will be giving our Gladstone Lecture this year. 

Nigel's book is a very readable account of the revivals in Britain and the social change precipitated by the spiritual revivals. Personally, I was aware that many of the great social reformers were Christians - Wilberforce, Fry, Barnardo, Booth etc - but I had not realised that they were living in a time of revival. Nigel comprehensively dispels the myth that revival is simply a religious experience by highlighting the link between revival and social reform. Revival is normally seen as solely positive but as Nigel points out it can be ‘demanding, unpredictable, messy, potentially risky and dangerous for many involved’. Most of the all, the book makes clear that the only route to revival is through prayer.
The book ends with a section on the current pandemic and a call to action. Revival can only begin when those of us who are praying for revival are revived ourselves.

This year it will be via Zoom and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

Date: Saturday 15 May

Time: 4.00 pm

Please register for what will be a very interesting talk. To register click HERE

The event will be recorded and will be available on our website afterwards. Nigel has kindly offered to reduce the price of his book during the weekend of our event. It is available in both hard copy and kindle formats.

 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Change-Tide-Revivals-Nigel-Paterson-ebook/dp/B08NQ1C62W 

(The lecture was originally scheduled to take place on Saturday 17th April but when the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral was arranged for the same afternoon we postponed our lecture).

Elizabeth Jewkes

LDCF Director


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