Theological Forum

The Theological Forum was established by the General Assembly to resource, express and challenge the theology that informs the life and work of the Church. Its remit is:

a) To articulate and develop the doctrinal understanding of the Church in accordance with Holy Scripture and with reference to the confessional standards of the Church of Scotland

b) To express the theological vision of the Church in its worship, fellowship, witness and mission in and beyond contemporary Scotland

c) To respond to particular theological requests as and when these arise from the General Assembly, the Council of Assembly and the ecumenical partners of the Church

d) To draw to the attention of the General Assembly theological matters which the Theological Forum considers to be of pressing contemporary relevance

e) To stimulate wider theological reflection throughout the Church on key doctrinal, ethical and apologetic matters through the provision of appropriate materials and other activities

Membership, 2018-19

Rev Dr Donald MacEwan, Convener
Dr Sarah Lane Ritchie, Vice-Convener
Dr Gavin Brydone
Rev Dr Jean Kirkwood
Rev Dr Ian McDonald
Rev Dr Johnston McKay
Rev Dr Paul Middleton
Rev Hector Morrison
Rev Dr Ruth Morrison
Prof Lindsay Sawyer
Dr Scott Spurlock
Rev Alastair Symington
Dr Andrew Torrance

Contact for more information: Nathalie Mares, Secretary to the Theological Forum, at

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