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Thought Matters Conference 2017

Venue: 
Booth College of Mission, Upper Hutt, New Zealand
Date: 
29th Sept -1 Oct 2017

An annual conference organised by The Salvation Army's Tri-Territorial Theological Forum (TTTF). This Forum exists to facilitate theological discussion that informs ministry practice, and includes representatives from the Australia Eastern, Australia Southern and New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga territories.

2017 Conference Theme: Hospitality – Engaging the Other

In this year's conference, we want to explore the relationship between host and guest, and what our willingness (or unwillingness) to make space and offer kindness says about our identity and practice as people of God in an increasingly extreme and self-interested world. 

Call for Papers

We’re calling for papers from a biblical studies, theological, historical, practical theology or inter-disciplinary perspective relevant to our 2017 theme. We will select papers that represent a range of views. 

This conference provides a safe and respectful space for theological conversation, with a wide range of views expressed through papers and in responses from delegates. Our aim is to explore ideas rather than convince others of the rightness or otherwise of any particular position, so we are looking for presenters who are able to clearly articulate their ideas in a respectful manner, allowing space for disagreement and discussion with others. 

Please email abstracts of no more than 200 words by 30 April 2017.

Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 2 June and will need to submit their final paper (2500 words) by 31 August 2017.

Conference Proceedings will be published following the conference. It is noted that all views expressed are those of the presenters and do not represent an official Salvation Army position.

For more information

More information will be released soon about the cost of the conference and accommodation options. Registration opens in July.

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