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'Faith Thinking' Short Courses

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Friday, 27 November 2015

Faith Thinking is a joint venture between the Department of Theology and Religion and a number of Dunedin churches, and supported by Otago Continuing Education.

The vision? To offer a range of courses that give in-depth teaching on various subjects, in order to help Christians love God with all of their minds. These subjects include New Testament, Old Testament, Systematic Theology, Practical Theology, and Church History.

Each course will be taught by someone with expertise in that subject area – either by a university lecturer (predominantly from the Department of Theology and Religion), or a church leader.

A number of courses will be offered throughout the year, and the venue for each course will either be a Dunedin church or the University of Otago.

Course Times: Each course consists of approximately 6 hours of teaching, either one weekday evening for three weeks, or a Friday evening and Saturday morning.
Course Cost: Each Course is $30 and must be paid in advance

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2017 Faith Thinking events

Islam and Christianity

Dr Adam Dodds, Senior Pastor, Elim Church 
7:00 - 9:00 pm, Monday May 8, 15 and 22
The Conference Room, Elim Church, 67 Harrow Street, Dunedin

The Psalms and the Life of Faith

Revd Dr James Harding, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago
7:00 - 9:00 pm, Friday June 2 and 9:00 am - 12:30 pm, Saturday June 3
530 Castle Street Seminar Room, University of Otago

Healing, Journey, Seeing: How Augustine Helps Us Understand Christian Formation

Revd Jono Ryan, Minister, Highgate Presbyterian Church and PhD candidate, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago
7:00 - 9:00 pm, Friday July 14 and 9:00 am - 12:30 pm, Saturday July 15
St David's Seminar Room 1

Who Is Jesus Really?

Revd Assoc. Prof. Chris Holmes, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago
7:00 – 9:00 pm Monday July 24, 31 and August 7
Burns 7 (Albany Street), University of Otago

A “Taster” Course in New Testament Greek

Dr Katie Marcar, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago
7:00 – 9:00 pm Wednesday August 16, 23 & 30
Burns 5 (Albany Street), University of Otago

Understanding the Book of Revelation

Professor Paul Trebilco, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago
7:00 – 9:00 pm Wednesday September 6, 13 & 20
Elim Church Conference Room, 67 Harrow Street

The Protestant Reformation and the Breaking of the Western Church

Assoc. Prof. Tim Cooper, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago
7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday Oct 27 and 9:00am – 12:30pm Saturday Oct 28
DCBC Church, 19 Main South Road, Concord

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2017 Invercargill Faith Thinking Events

Forgiveness, Freedom and Faith: An Exploration of Christian Forgiveness.

Professor David Tombs (Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago)
Friday May 12th, 7:00 - 9:00pm and Saturday May 13st, 9:00am - 12.30pm 
First Church (Central Hall), Tay Street, Invercargill.

Visual Faith: The Gospel Told Through Art.

Prof Murray Rae (Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago) 
Friday August 11th, 7:00 - 9:00pm and Saturday August 12th, 9:00am - 12.30p, 
First Church (Central Hall), Tay Street, Invercargill.

The Other Church History: How Christianity went East and South.

Associate Professor Tim Cooper (Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago)
Friday October 13th, 7:00 - 9:00pm and Saturday October 14th, 9:00am - 12.30pm 
First Church (Central Hall), Tay Street, Invercargill

Faith Thinking Invercargill registration details

Courses already held

  • Exploring the Trinity - Revd Dr Chris Holmes

  • Understanding the Book of Job - Revd Dr James Harding

  • Science, the Bible and Theology - Associate Professor John Stenhouse

  • Going Deeper into the Gospel of John - Prof Paul Trebilco

  • The Other Church History: How Christianity went East and South into Asia and Africa from the Beginning until the Present Day - Dr Tim Cooper

  • The Theology of Church's Mission - Dr Adam Dodds

  • Going Deeper into the Gospel of John - Prof Paul Trebilco

  • Conflict, Community & Church Growth - Reading Galations - Dr Chris Caradus

  • Going deeper into the Gospel of Mark - Prof Paul Trebilco

  • Spiritual Practices: Sabbath, Fasting and Prayer - Dr Lynne Baab

  • Visual Faith: The Gospel Told Through Art - Prof Murray Rae

  • Christianity among New Zealanders from Samuel Marsden to Destiny Church - Assoc Prof John Stenhouse

  • Bonhoeffer - A 20th Century Theological Giant - Dr Chris Holmes

  • Going Deeper into the Gospel of Luke - Dr Deborah Bower

  • Forgiveness, Freedom and Faith: An Exploration of Christian Forgiveness as an experience of Freedom - Prof David Tombs

  • Dealing with Conflict: Biblical insights and some skill training - Rev Helen Martin

  • The Protestant Reformation and the Breaking of the Western Church - Assoc Prof Tim Cooper

  • A Closer Look at Christian Leadership - Pastor Peter Tate

  • Wrestling with Romans: Part 1 - the Impact and Importance of Romans 1-8 for the church of the 21st Century - Dr Chris Caradus

  • Suffering and Evil as a Challenge to Faith: Philosophical, Theological and Pastoral Response - Prof Murray Rae