“BE YOURSELF” has become the creed and mantra of our culture. It is influencing everything Disney movies, fashion and sports-wear branding. “Be yourself” is perhaps the epoch-defining idea or concept of our time. Yet, does it bring happiness, is being yourself a good idea? That is the question the Church of Ireland Evangelical Fellowship (CIEF) is asking at our upcoming Zoom conference, as it welcomes Bishop Graham Tomlin as this year’s speaker. Bishop Graham has written widely on this topic, including his 2020 book Why being yourself is a bad idea. Described by the Church Times reviewer Jennie Hogan as:
a sound theological primer, perfect in a parish or chaplaincy bookshelf or for a confirmation group. Tomlin does a fine job in finding a simple structure in which weighty theological conundrums can be tackled without defence or triumph.
Dr Graham Tomlin is the bishop of Kensington, diocese of London. He was previously Principal of St Mellitus’ College and St Paul’s Theological Centre. He has written widely on both a popular and academic level.
We look forward to welcoming Bishop Tomlin on 23rd March at 7:30 pm. To register for the event and receive a zoom link, please contact us at Hello@cief.church, and for further information, keep an eye on our social media.