Flourish: The Good News of Science-Engaged Theology
Whether we have thought long and hard about it or not, everyone cares about flourishing. What does it mean to live well? What do the “good news” and the “good life” share in common? At this conference, we pulled from a variety of resources from the Christian tradition and the social sciences to think together on these questions.
The conference was part of a Sir John Templeton research grant and hosted through Carey Baptist College.
You can read some of the published break-out papers from conference presenters on our open-access Pacific Journal of Theological Research.
Conference Welcome Speech and Waiata
James Kaa-Morgan, Luke Kaa-Morgan, Natua Kaa-Morgan, Denise Tims, Eugene Fuimaono, Jordyn Rapana & Ariātua Kaa-Morgan
Plenary 1 – Flourishing and Human Need
Dr Christ McKirland
Plenary 2 – Let Justice Roll Down
Dr Andrew Picard, Jordyn Rapana
Panel Discussion – Women Flourishing in the Theological Academy and Church
Dr Joanna Leidenhag, Jordyn Rapana, Dr Lynne Taylor – hosted by Dr Christa McKirland
Plenary 3 – Accountability and Human Flourishing
Dr Andrew Torrance
Plenary 4 – Flourishing and Neurodiversity
Dr Joanna Leidenhag and Dr Pamela Ebstyne King
Plenary 5 – Religion in NZ since 2009: Insights from the NZ Attitudes and Values Survey
Dr Joseph Bulbulia
Plenary 6 – Freedom and Flourishing in Community
Dr Nicola Hoggard Creegan
Public Lecture – Autism in the Flourishing Church
Dr Joanna Leidenhag
Conference Closing Remarks and Waiata
James Kaa-Morgan, Luke Kaa-Morgan, Natua Kaa-Morgan, Denise Tims, Eugene Fuimaono & Jordyn Rapana