Theology Slam is back for 2020

What does theology have to say to our culture’s biggest questions?

Hear three of the UK’s best up-and-coming young theologians, selected from a broad pool of entries, as they bring essential reflections to some of the most pressing issues of our time. Topics range from race, populism, and the environment to #MeToo, austerity, and beyond.

(Want to enter the competition yourself? Check out details here.)

Each finalist’s presentation will be judged by a panel of experts and leading theologians:

  • Revd Dr Isabelle Hamley – Chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Selina Stone – Tutor and Lecturer in Political Theology at St Mellitus College, London
  • Hannah Malcolm – Winner, Theology Slam 2019
  • Mark Greene – Executive Director, LICC

The evening will also feature questions and feedback from the judges, as well as a short talk from Selina Stone on ‘why theology matters in a divided society’, and a panel discussion between the three finalists.

Best of all, there’ll be a chance for you to put your questions to the group. So get your most puzzling questions ready!

At the end of the night, with great fanfare, the winner of Theology Slam 2020 will be announced, and the much-coveted Theology Slam trophy will be presented. The winner will also receive £250 to spend at Church House Bookshop.

Miss it, miss out.

‘Theology is exciting. It is about God’s word, God’s world, and God’s people. It is vitally important for the church to nurture young Christians into thinking, speaking, and writing about God and the world, and it is even more important that the Church listens to their voices. Theology Slam encourages us to do just that: listen to God, listen to the world, and listen to the voices emerging within the Church, so we can join into God’s work in the world today’Archbishop Justin Welby

Theology Slam is a collaborative event between SCM Press, Church Times, LICC, and The Community of St Anselm.