Message from the Principal of Tyndale House:
Dear Friends of KLICE,
I am writing to inform you that, after 11 years of extremely distinguished service, Dr Jonathan Chaplin has indicated that he feels it is time to step down from his position as Director of KLICE with effect from the end of August 2017. As we all know, Jonathan has served in this role as an energetic pioneer, providing stimulus and encouragement to a new wave of Christian ethicists, and establishing KLICE as a voice to be reckoned with in ethical discourse in the UK. He will be sorely missed and we wish him well even as we expect that he will continue to make a much-needed contribution to Christian ethics through his writing and scholarship.
Tyndale House, as the holding charity within which KLICE sits, and the KLICE Council, will shortly begin the search for a successor. Jonathan will continue his current role until the summer.
We are grateful to God for giving Jonathan to KLICE for this time, and grateful to Jonathan for his tireless work as Director.
With warmest regards,
Principal, Tyndale House
Welcome to our new Research Associate Emily Hill who will assist us with our current work on environmental ethics. Emily is a PhD candidate in theological ethics at the University of Aberdeen.
Emily is working with KLICE Business and Economic Ethics award-holder Kevin Hargaden, also a PhD candidate at Aberdeen, to organise an interdisciplinary workshop on ‘Joy and Prosperity’ at the University of Aberdeen, 10-11 May. The event, co-sponsored by the Yale Center for Faith and Culture, seeks to explore ‘how material prosperity can both encourage and hinder joy’. Application deadline is 10 March.
Forthcoming: Old Testament specialist Prof. J Richard Middleton (Northeastern Seminar, NY) will be on tour in the UK in April and May, hosted by Thinking Faith Network, Leeds. He speaks at a two-day event in Leeds on 28 and 29 April. He will be in Cambridge on 2 May at an event held at the Jubilee Centre and co-sponsored by KLICE, speaking on the theme of his important book A New Heaven and a New Earth: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology (Baker 2014). Further details to follow.