Hearts and Minds 2018 at SWBC – Thursday 3rd May

Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Hearts and Minds is an annual day conference, sponsored by South Wales Baptist College, Bristol Baptist College and Regent’s Park College. It is designed to create a hospitable space for Baptists to think and talk about theology together.

This year, Hearts and Minds will be held at the South Wales Baptist College, 54 Richmond Road, Cardiff, CF24 3UR on Thursday 3rd May 2018, from 9.30-4.00.

Keynote Speaker
We look forward to welcoming Dr Kang-San Tan, General Director of BMS World Mission, as our keynote speaker. Prior to starting at BMS in October 2017, Kang-San was Executive Director of AsiaCMS. He is the official spokesperson for the World Evangelical Alliance on interfaith issues and is a member of the Lausanne Theology Advisory Group. He is familiar with the UK scene having previously taught at Redcliffe College in Gloucester. He has a PhD in the Theology of Religions from Aberdeen University and his research interests include missional leadership, growing missional communities, Asian religions (Islam and Buddhism) and interfaith concerns. He is married to Loun-Ling and their daughter, Chara lives and works in Canada.

Short-paper Sessions
In addition to the keynote address, one of the attractions of Hearts and Minds is that it creates space for people to present papers about a range of theological topics. For some that means sharing part of the research that they are working on as part of a postgraduate course. For others, it means sharing their ideas about a topic which is of particular interest to them. During the short paper sessions, the idea is for a presentation of 15 to 20 minutes, followed by 20 minutes open discussion. If you are interested in presenting such a paper at Hearts and Minds in May, please send a one page summary of the paper you would like to present to Dr Peter Stevenson at SWBC (pks@swbc.org.uk) by Thursday 23rd March 2018 at the latest.

Attendance
If you would like to attend, the cost is £10, which includes refreshments and lunch. Please book by contacting Anita Monks at SWBC (am@swbc.org.uk) by 19th April.

Travel
As car parking space at the College is very limited please use public transport where possible. The closest train station is Cardiff Queen Street. It’s also possible to walk from Cardiff Central station – but allow yourself 20 to 30 minutes for walking through town (depending on how quickly you walk!).