Catalyst Live 2013 and 2014 were wonderful events. As the organisers, we have been overwhelmed by the response we’ve received, not only to our one day conferences for Christian thought leaders, but to Mission Catalyst, the magazine that takes the Catalyst Live ethos further and deeper on a quarterly basis, delving into the worlds of philosophy, theology and culture.
From the beginning, we hoped to eventually make Catalyst Live a biennial event ‒ our plan being to start after we had run three successive years’ worth of thought-provoking days for Christians. This year, we have taken the decision to bring that plan forward, meaning that the next Catalyst Live event will take place in 2016.
It is important to us that the third Catalyst Live be even more engaging, stimulating and inspiring than the previous two events and that can be best achieved by taking a little longer in the planning, to get the line-up, venues and subject matter we know Christians across the UK are thirsting for.
We believe we’ve set the bar for thinking faith really high with Catalyst Live so far, and we’re confident that Catalyst Live 2016 will set it even higher.
As a consolation, and to continue Catalyst Live’s mission of stimulating deeper and broader thought among Christian leaders this year, we’ve decided to make last year’s exclusive video interviews with Richard Rohr and Walter Brueggemann available for anyone to view. Previously they were available only to Catalyst Live ticket holders, but they really are too good and too fascinating to keep to ourselves.
So, please feel free to share the videos with your friends and with your churches ‒ prompt discussions, start debates, delve deeper into Scripture and into theology ‒ and engage in the mission of the mind.
Catalyst Live will be back in 2016, deeper and more challenging than ever.
Director for Communications
BMS World Mission
Our thanks go to the Catalyst Live 2014 contributors:Dr Martin Accad Dr Lina Andronoviene Professor Walter Brueggemann Dr Rob Ellis Sophie Hacker Karl Henlin Dr Stephen Holmes Sir John Houghton Glen Marshall Charles Pickstone Tom Price Father Richard Rohr Dr John Upton Professor Miroslav Volf Dr Tanya Walker