Welcome to Forming A Christian Mind

Spring 2021 Conference

(Re-)Connecting the Christian Faith and Scholarship:
Theological Perspectives

Plenary talks by:

Two Adams: the relationship between Christ’s work and our academic work
Matt Lillicrap
The Bible and Other Texts: the character of Scripture and its role for our scholarship
Craig Bartholomew
Christian Scholarship: contributing to our field in light of the gospel
Chris Watkin
Christ our Hope: drawing on our academic expertise to point people to Christ
Dan Strange

Friday 26th February (7.00pm-9.15pm)
Saturday 27th February (9.30am-1.00pm)

For more information about the 2020-2021 conference theme and the February event, see here.

Forming a Christian Mind (FACM) organises conferences in Cambridge for Christian postgraduate and post-doctoral researchers from across the UK and Europe.

Our conferences aim to help students study excellently with a Christian ethos and worldview, and to use what they study for cultural apologetics and mission.

Over the past few years, we have invited speakers such as Prof John Lennox, Rev Dr Craig Bartholomew, Dr Os Guinness, Rev Dr Chris Wright, Dr Rhoda Hawkins, Dr Anna Nickerson, Prof John Coffey, Prof Julian Rivers, Prof Russell Cowburn, Dr Daniel Hill, Dr Mike Ovey, Prof Glynn Harrison, Prof John Wyatt, and others.

Our events are primarily for postgraduates, post-docs and junior academics; however anyone who is pursuing an academic career in other ways is welcome.

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FACM Partner Events

Christian Heritage

Obedient Subversiveness: How the Bible Creates Cultural Critics Webinar

Dr Chris Watkin

Monday, May 17th at 7:30pm BST (2:30pm ET)

Christians have not always had a reputation for their depth and breadth of engagement in culture and the arts. In this webinar, we will see how the Bible embodies and encourages cultural engagement of the broadest and most penetrating sort. After a presentation from Dr Chris Watkin, there will be the opportunity for discussion and Q and A on the topic of the Bible and cultural engagement. See here for more information.

FACM Resources

See below for the recording of Dr David McIlroy’s talk ‘Narratives of Modernity and the Christian Story’. See our Videos page for more resources.