Suffering Christ’s Call

Special Topic (Ministry)

Block Course

6 – 10 May 2019

Suffering Christ’s Call: Christian Discipleship and the Way of the Cross

Join us as we explore and reflect upon Christian discipleship.

What does it mean to understand discipleship as following after Christ? What does it mean that we are called by Christ to discipleship? We will give particular attention to the claim that Christian discipleship always entails suffering, ‘taking up one’s cross’ (Mark 8:34).

What role does suffering play in preparing and forming us as disciples? Should (and can) we embrace this suffering? We will explore these and other such questions with reference to the writings of Julian of Norwich, Luther, Kierkegaard, Barth, Bonhoeffer, William Stringfellow, Hauerwas, and others.

This course is taught by visiting lecturer Dr Michael Mawson from the University of Aberdeen.

Dates & Costs

6 – 10 May 2019

Carey Baptist College, 473 Great South Road, Penrose

9.45am – 4.45pm each day

$320.00 Audit | $140.00 Registered Baptist Pastor | $1842.00 for credit of full course

Full attendance is compulsory. Group concessions are available – contact Myk Habets

This course is taught as part of the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Theology and the  Master of Applied Theology degree at Carey Graduate School

About Dr Michael Mawson

Dr Michael Mawson is Senior Lecturer in Theological Ethics at the University of Aberdeen. He holds a PhD from the University of Notre Dame and degrees in History and Religious Studies from Victoria University of Wellington.

He is the author of Christ Existing as Community: Bonhoeffer’s Ecclesiology (Oxford, 2018) and co-editor (with Philip Ziegler) of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Oxford, 2019).

He is currently working on a new book on theology and ageing.

His wider research and teaching interests include Lutheran theology, disability studies, phenomenology, bioethics, and political theology.

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