Theology in Action
A diocesan discussion group

Theology in Action (TiA) is a free-ranging discussion group which meets via Zoom on the last Monday of every month.

No matter how strong our faith, our love for God, his church, and the Bible, we can never understand everything: we all have to live with some uncertainties. Many Christians feel the urge from time to time to explore these uncertainties, to talk through ideas related to our faith. We may have vague, half-formed questions that we would like to clarify, or questions to which we have not been able to find a satisfactory answer. We can experience niggling doubts: for example, about some statements in the creeds. Sometimes when reading the Bible or listening to a sermon we have a glimpse of a new understanding that we would like to investigate fully and share with others. This is the purpose of TiA.

At the end of each get-together, we decide on the topic for the following month, and who will introduce the discussion around that topic. Often that person writes some notes which are sent to group members for preliminary reading before the meeting. Among the topics we have discussed in recent months are:

  • To what do we look for authoritative guidance? What should we believe?
  • How should we deal with differences of views within the church?
  • What do we mean by the ‘Body of Christ’?
  • What does it mean to say the Bible is the inspired word of God?
  • Is there place for the notion of sin in our secular world? (forthcoming)

If you would like to be part of TiA (even if you can’t be present at every session), please email me:

Revd Dr Mark Garner