South Island School of Theology

The first South Island school of theology, Kete Aroha o Waipounamu – Theology on the Edge took place at Aldersgate Centre from 28-30 January.

Keynote speakers and topics were:

  • Dr Peter Lineham – Christianity on the margins: discipleship in a new age
  • Rev Tara Tautari – Rekindling the vā of Papatūānuku
  • Dr Kathleen Rushton RSM – Participating with Jesus in completing the works of God in an unfinished, evolving universe
  • Dr David Tombs – Jesus’ experience of sexual abuse: biblical and pastoral perspectives

There were also a number of workshops including:

  • Church done differently
  • Liturgy at the edge
  • The New Testament through a Jewish lens
  • Exploring mental health through pastoral and theological perspectives

Participants felt that the conference was a worthwhile experience, engaging and sometimes provocative!

Speakers Rev Janet Marsh and Rev Tara Tautari
Mental Health workshop
Liturgy at the Edge workshop
'Being Church - but differently' workshop

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