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 … Continued

Transfigured: online course in trans theology now open

Registration is now open for this on-line programme to help you uncover the ways gender multiplicity is all throughout Scripture, how trans and gender non-comforming people can enliven gender for all people, and how trans theology can deepen your faith. Thanks to virtual technologies, we can now join in on this US-programme on trans theology, … Continued

Jesus, Salvation & Other Religions

Different religions: they can’t all be true? Or can you be a Methodist Buddhist? WARNING: The linked post by Roger Wolsey contains theology that may require you to engage your brain. I don’t think religious tolerance is good enough anymore. Certainly we need to move past intolerance and prejudice. In later life, my father embarrassedly … Continued

What has Christianity done to Jesus?

Leading Australian progressive theologian, Jesus scholar, and an authority on Christian-Jewish relations, Dr Lorraine Parkinson, led a weekend programme (28-30 October 2016) in Christchurch at the invitation of Durham Stree Methodist and Knox Presbterian churches. On Friday night, she presented a talk, Contradiction and Confusion in the Church: two gospels in competition, followed by a … Continued

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