CGS Research Conference 2018

20 – 21 September 2018

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A Celebration of Applied Theological Research

Each year Carey’s research community gathers to listen to and interact with the latest offers in applied theology conducted by Carey’s faculty and thesis students.

In TED-Style talks, students present the fruit of their research and lead the community in a time of academic dialogue.

Carey’s research faculty also present papers on aspects of their current and ongoing research.

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View the full Programme with descriptions of talk topics here

Celebration of Scholarship  – Thursday Evening

Carey faculty regularly make academic contributions to important discussions and issues across the range of theological disciplines. Join us as we launch a number of ground breaking books written by faculty and celebrate other important publications written by faculty.

Listen to an interview with Derek McCormack, Vice-Chancellor of AUT University, and hear from the authors and international scholars.

Supper, tea and coffee will be provided.

Starting 7pm

Carey Dining Room

Carey Baptist College

Please RSVP to: [email protected] by 17th September 2018

Day One Schedule

9.30 – 10.20am

Mihi Whakatau & Morning Tea

10.30 – 12.00pm

Session #1 Chair: Myk Habets

10.30 – 11.00am

Amanda Pilbrow – Faith journeys and church experiences of LBGTI Christians

  Csilla Saysell – The Servant as ‘a covenant of/for people’
11.30 – 12.00pm

Melissa Powell – Strongmen, Dangerous Women: Reading the Samson Cycle in the Age of #metoo

12.00 – 1.30pm

Lunch in Dining Room

1.30 – 2.00pm

Laura Hill (PhD cand. Otago University) – Practical theology and experiences of gender egalitarianism within Christian partnerships

2.00 – 2.30pm

Timothy Lim – Protestantism in East and Southeast Asia

2.30 – 3.00pm

George Wieland – “Missional Households in the New Testament: Ground, pillar and realization of the household of God.”

3.00 – 3.30pm

Afternoon Tea in Dining Room

3.30 – 4.00pm

 Jay Matenga (Mission Mobilization) – Whanaungatanga: exploring theological implications.

4.00 – 4.30pm

John Tucker – “Baptists, Gospel and Maori in Aotearoa New Zealand 1840-1990.” 


Conference Dinner

7.00 – 9.30pm

Carey Celebration of Scholarship Evening

Day Two Schedule

9.30 – 10.00am

Phil Halstead – The New Antidepressants

10.00 – 10.30am

Karen Taylor (PhD cand. St John’s Nottingham, University of Chester) – Finding the sacred in daily life: how AR helps frame the use of scripture in a WisdomCafe in a multi-ethnic church

10.30 – 11.00am

Morning Tea in Dining Room
11.00 – 11.30am

Rachel Roche OUR STORIES: Journeying Together in an Appreciative Inquiry with all ages at Franklin Baptist Church

11.30 – 12.00pm

Jordan Jones (PhD cand. Otago University) – “The Performative Body of Christ”


Lunch in Dining Room

1.00 – 1.30pm

Gareth Bezett (BTh (hons) Otago University) Romans 7 and Human freedom

1.30 – 2.00pm

Myk Habets Can Even Baptists Be deified?

2.00 – 2.30pm

Andrew Picard Gunton’s Trinitarian Ecclesiology and his Project of Creation in Critical Conversation.

2.30 – 3.00pm



Myk Habets – Conclusion of Conference