Denis Duncan Lecture 2017

Broadcast live from St. George’s Tron Church, Glasgow.

On Friday 3rd November, over sixty people gathered in St George’s Tron church in the heart of Glasgow for an annual lecture event held in honour of The Revd Denis Duncan, a Church of Scotland minister who dedicated his life to healing and human flourishing. The Tron was a wonderful for this event; not only is at a flourishing church with a great outreach program, the minister, The Revd Alastair Duncan, is the nephew of Denis!

The lecture was delivered by The Very Revd David Lunan, Moderator of the Church of Scotland General Assembly 2008-9. Prior to this he was Minister at Renfield St Stephen’s church in Glasgow, and convened the Board for health and healing and therefore had a great insight into this area of ministry. David spoke about the need for a confident healing ministry in the Church, following the clear mandate of our Lord to make disciples and to heal. He based much of his lecture on the work of another Scot, The Revd Cameron Peddie, and spoke passionately about Christians exploring this often forgotten area of mission, and to do so in conversation with science. Following the lecture, there was a panel discussion where David was joined by The Revd Jenny Williams, transition minister at Drylaw Parish Church, Edinburgh, and The Revd. Lucyann Ashdown, Chair of the Guild of Health and St Raphael.

The 2018 Denis Duncan Lecture will be announced soon.