Keeping Faith Some Issues of Theology in Christian Chaplaincy in Scotland’s Schools

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Steve Younger


Contemporary Scottish school chaplaincy has been struggling to find a theology fit for purpose in the twenty-first century context of the increasingly secular realm of education. A theology rooted in an ambassadorial motif, which can itself be connected to biblical themes, may provide a robust framework and understanding. Such a motif provides a helpful pastoral and diplomatic tone for two highly contested areas increasingly encountered by school chaplains: gender ideologies and polices, and challenges to freedom of belief and speech.

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Steve Younger

Revd Dr Steve Younger is a Scottish Baptist Minister with over forty years of experience in school chaplaincy, currently lecturing in chaplaincy topics at the Scottish Baptist College and working as the Chaplaincy Co-ordinator for Christian Values in Education (Scotland).