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.
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.
Dr Andrew Shepherd has 10 years' facilitating learning in theology, ethics and environmental studies. He has teaching and research roles with a range of NZ and US tertiary education institutions, including being a current Research Affiliate with the Centre for Theology and Public Issues, University of Otago. His present day-to-day role is as the co-director of the Christian conservation organisation A Rocha Aotearoa New Zealand.
His recent publications include: The Gift of the Other: Levinas, Derrida, and a Theology of Hospitality (2014); Taking Rational Trouble over the Mystery: Reactions to Atheism (edited with Nicola Hoggard Creegan, 2013); and Creation and Hope: Anticipation and Promise in Aotearoa (edited with Nicola Hoggard Creegan, forthcoming).
He lives with his family in the Makarora valley, on the doorstep of Mt Aspiring National Park.
For onsite accommodation at Booth College of Mission please contact BCM@nzf.salvationarmy.org
The Australasian Centre for Wesleyan Research (ACWR) is holding their annual conference immediately following Thought Matters. Why not stay on and get two great conference experiences for the price of one plane ticket?
Registration information for ACWR is available below or visit http://acwr.edu.au/2017-acwr-conference/
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