‘A God who can be understood by anyone is not worth serving.’

What do you think of this statement? The Congregational Institute for Practical Theology is inviting members and ministers of Congregational churches to contribute a brief theological reflection, responding to this statement.

There is no prize, but successful contributions will be published as a booklet made available to people both within and outside the Congregational Federation. It is hoped that this will be the first of an annual opportunity to contribute to what will become a series of booklets of theological reflections from within Congregational churches.

There will be no right or wrong way to respond to these statements, and contributors may wish to agree or disagree with them. You may choose to research the source of the quote or you may simply take it at face value. The decision as to which reflections to include in the booklet will be based on each reflection’s insight and challenge, with a view to producing a booklet with a range of perspectives from within the CF.

Contributions must be between 450 and 500 words long; otherwise, they will not be considered by the panel.

The deadline for submitting contributions is Friday, 27 November 2020.

The Panel will reach its decision by Friday, 18 December 2020, informing the successful contributors on that date. The booklet will be published as soon as possible thereafter.

The statement for this first publication is the one mentioned above: ‘A God who can be understood by anyone is not worth serving.’

Contributions should either be sent as an email attachment to walter.riggans@congregational.org.uk  or posted to:

The L & D Manager, The Congregational Federation, 8 Castle Gate, Nottingham NG1 7AS.