Paula Gooder with hands raised speaking in a church with BMS and Catalyst Live banners

Catalyst Live talks: where you can watch them again

You can get a sense of the Catalyst Live 2018 vibe by watching the talks and checking out the photos.

We’ll have all the talks up on this website by 22 November. There are already some available though, plus brilliant performances from comedy-rap-jazz duo Harry and Chris.

All you need to do is head to our video/photo page where we’ll be adding even more content, so keep checking back!

 

 

Dr Gary V Nelson

‘What does it mean to be a follower of Christ in this time?’ – hear from Gary V Nelson at Catalyst Live

We’re so excited to have Dr Gary V Nelson speak at Catalyst Live!

Dr Nelson is the president of Tyndale University College and Seminary in Toronto and he’s recorded a message just for you.

Check out his message for you today, and then head to the tickets section to ensure your place at Catalyst Live.

To check out the programme for Birmingham, click here. For the programme for Bristol, click here.

We look forward to seeing you at Catalyst Live!

Dr Paula Gooder talks in a church.

‘I hope you’ll come and join in the celebration’ – Paula Gooder’s message for you

Dr Paula Gooder is passionate about igniting people’s enthusiasm for reading the Bible.

She is the Director of Mission Learning and Development in the Birmingham Diocese and will be one of the many brilliant speakers at Catalyst Live 2018.

Check out her message for you today, and then head to the tickets section to book your place in the Catalyst Live audience.


To check out the programme for Birmingham, click here. For the programme for Bristol, click here.  See you at Catalyst Live!

Rula Khoury Mansour

‘I’m very much looking forward to seeing you at Catalyst Live’ – Rula Khoury Mansour

“I believe the Palestinian Church can position itself as a powerful agent of peace and reconciliation.”

Conflict resolution specialist Rula Khoury Mansour recorded this message below just for you.

We think you’ll want to hear more from her, which you can do by coming along to Catalyst Live.

Buy your ticket by clicking here. To check out the programme for Birmingham, click here. For the programme for Bristol, click here.

We look forward to seeing you at Catalyst Live!

Professor David Bebbington

‘A fascinating character’ – David Bebbington reveals his topic for Catalyst Live

We’re really looking forward to hearing David Bebbington, Professor of History at the University of Stirling, talk at Catalyst Live.

In this clip recorded just for you, Professor Bebbington reveals his topic for Catalyst Live and what he’s looking forward to.

 

Book your place in the Catalyst Live audience by heading to: www.bmscatalystlive.com/tickets

 

A taste of our exclusive Catalyst Live interview with Stanley Hauerwas

Stanley Hauerwas has said things you might not agree with.

To hear the full exclusive video with this brilliant theologian, you’ll need to be at Catalyst Live.

For the time being, here’s a taste of what he told us in our interview with him.

Buy your ticket today by heading to the tickets section of this website.

Canon Rosie Harper will be speaking at Catalyst Live 2018.

‘I know I’m on the naughty step about this one’

“I think it’s a wonderful thing, Catalyst Live,” says Canon Rosie Harper, a writer and activist on issues of justice and equality within, and beyond, the Church.

“I love the way it opens up discussions and that you’re not afraid of challenging subjects.”

In this video message recorded just for you, Rosie Harper reveals the topic she’ll be tackling at Catalyst Live.

Book your place in the audience today by heading to the tickets section of this website.

 

A special message from Stanley Hauerwas

Stanley Hauerwas will appear at Catalyst Live via an exclusive video interview to be screened only at our events in Birmingham and Bristol.

In this message recorded just for you, Professor Hauerwas explains why he can’t be there in person.

Wendy The Robot

Do androids dream of electric speakers?

 

Wendy the robot was a big hit at Catalyst Live 2016, and so was her friend, robotics professor Nigel Crook. In the spirit of getting former speakers and delegates to recommend the event, we visited Wendy and interrupted her fitness regime to ask her to make a promo video to give you reasons why you should buy your tickets now to Catalyst Live 2018, which will feature Stanley Hauerwas and Paula Gooder.

Buy your tickets for Birmingham here or for Bristol here and reaffirm thinking humanity. Come to Catalyst Live.

 

Adrian Snell

The exile returns

Adrian Snell will be speaking at Catalyst Live 2018, on his fascinating and emotional work as a music therapist for special children in the UK and overseas. BMS Director of Communications Mark Craig spoke to Adrian recently for Baptist Times:

For a number of years in the 1980s, Adrian Snell was one of the brightest stars in the Christian music firmament. Which was always something of a disappointment to the man himself, as his music was never created for an exclusively Christian audience (*shudders*) and thoroughly deserved a wider listenership, which it only sometimes got. Indeed, Adrian resisted for years the inevitable pigeon-holing of his music as being ‘for Christians’; naturally, much of that unhelpful labelling is by Christians themselves, keen to claim him and his art as ‘ours’.

 

You can follow the rest of Mark’s interview with Adrian here