What are Carey Conversations?
Carey Conversations seek to demonstrate how the Bible and theology can speak to the complex issues which we are facing in Aotearoa today. These live events provide an opportunity for people to hear from and interact with Carey lecturers and invited guests as they discuss how the Church in Aotearoa might respond to these issues.
The events are free and will be made available on-demand following the live event.
Previous Carey Conversations
Church and Leadership in Aotearoa Today
16 November 2022
A biblical and theological reflection on the nature of church and leadership in Aotearoa and across the world today.
In this conversation, Jonny Weir (Carey’s Director of Ministry Training) interviews Frank Ritchie (A Wesleyan Methodist minister and one of the authors of the Arise Church report), and they explore some of the potential problems with models of church and leadership being adopted today.
In a panel discussion, Dr Christa McKirland (Lecturer in Systematic Theology), Dr Michael Rhodes (Old Testament Lecturer), and Luke Kaa-Morgan (Te Pouarataki mō te hikoi) also provide some biblical and theological reflections on what it means to be the church, providing some models of leadership that we could aspire to.
Overcoming Racial Faith with Dr Willie Jennings
14 July 2022
Dr Willie Jennings is a Yale University professor and leading Baptist theologian in a host of areas, including race, cultural identities, creation, and the church.
“We Christians have inherited a faith that has been damaged and diseased by race and racial reasoning. We need a renewed vision of what it means to be Christain that grasps the gospel power of radical life together. This Carey Conversation will explore both the problem of racial faith and the possibilities of joining that is at the heart of the gospel.”
-Dr Willie Jennings
What’s Next? Church on the Other Side of Omicron
22 March 2022