Wellington Winter Lectures
Saturday 6 August
St Johns Presbyterian Church, Willis St
9.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.
|Prof. Jeff Tallon, ‘Seeing the Invisible – black holes, the universe and our place in it’ |
Dr. Greg Liston, ‘Spirit, Time and Trasnformation’
Dr. Gray Manicom, ‘What the Mysteries of Mathematics Reveal About the Creator’
Dr. Nicola Hoggard Creegan, ‘From Hiroshima to Recombinant DNA: The importance of ethical reflection’
Offered by New Zealand Christians in Science in partnership with local churches
Canterbury: Lincoln University
Christchurch: Saturday 8 October
Science and Faith day in partnership with Theology House
July 18-19, hosted by Carey Baptist College, Auckland
How can science-engaged theology contribute to greater human flourishing? Join us for a two-day conference as we explore possible answers to this question from our plenary speakers and from one another. Our plenary speakers (some presenting collaboratively) will be: Joanna Leidenhag, Pamela Ebstyne King, Andrew Torrance, Nicola Hoggard-Creegan, Andrew Picard, Sandy Kerr, Christa McKirland and Joe Bulbulia. Assuming travel is permitted, we will hear from our international guests in person.
Parnell Conference Centre, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.
The Australian and New Zealand Association of Theological Studies CONFERENCE
Conference theme: ‘Future Theology‘
July 3-6, Sydney
The future hastens towards us, not only with challenges, but also possibilities and ambiguities: Artificial Intelligence, biotechnology, transhumanism, virtual realities, social and ecological changes, and a throng of ‘posts’: post-pandemic, post-Christendom, post-democracy, post-Western, post-Whiteness, post-orthodoxy—even, some suggest, post-human.
Christian Scripture and tradition have long provided resources for an orientation toward the future (promise and fulfilment; messianic expectation; resurrection, return, redemption and the renewal of creation). As well as prompting theologies of the future, this orientation also poses the question: what might future theology actually say? What might future biblical scholarship discover, consider, and contribute?
View more information and Call for Papers HERE
Boyle Lecture on Science and Religion
ISSR is proud to announce that the 2022 Boyle Lecture on Science and Religion will be given by Prof Christopher Southgate, Professor of Christian Theodicy at University of Exeter, on the topic of
“God and a World of Natural Evil: Theology and Science in Hard Conversation”
The 2022 Boyle Lecture has been POSTPONED!
More information HERE
The video will be openly available via Youtube live-stream (no registration required) on the ISSR channel: HERE
View videos HERE
Freedom, free will and liberty are much contested ideas in philosophy, theology, science and law.
Newer discoveries in neuroscience and animal studies have only exacerbated older tensions.
Scholars from New Zealand, Australia and the UK presented papers on Freedom at a two-day hybrid conference,