Theme: Church and theology in 2040
The central theme of the opening meeting is Church and Theology in 2040. This is also the title of a project in which the PThU and the Protestant Church in the Netherlands will cooperate in the coming years. This project will be presented this afternoon by Professor Benno van den Toren on behalf of the PThU and a delegate from the service organisation of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands.
NRC columnist Rosanne Hertzberger is the keynote speaker this afternoon. In her lecture she will discuss the relevance of church and especially theology for a secular society. In her columns in NRC she regularly shows that she is not afraid to take a position. She is sharp, expresses herself clearly and does not shy away from debate.
Tabitha van Krimpen, master's student at the PThU and Young Theologian of the Netherlands, reflects on the question of how church and theology can remain attractive to young people in 2040. She does this from the perspective of a young active churchgoer and theology student.
- 13.30 - 14.00 hrs: Welcome, coffee and tea
- 14.00 - 16.00 hrs: Programme
- 16.00 - 17.30 hrs: Drinks and bites