Lecturer and Director, Carey Graduate School
PhD, BTh (Hons) DipPL
Andrew Picard is the Director of the Carey Graduate School, and he learns together with students and the theological tradition to think theologically about contemporary life, society, and culture. Andrew has a passion for justice, and he teaches, researches, publishes, and supervises in systematic theology and public theology to serve the church in its service of the gospel.
Andrew is a graduate of Carey, and after serving in pastoral ministry he returned in 2010 to teach on staff at Carey. He loves working in teams and collaborating with others to co-construct ideas, knowledge, and action, whether in the classroom, in leadership, in research, in sport, or in life. His love for teams emerges from a love for people, and he finds joy in seeing others develop and grow in their own research journeys as well as the college’s collective research journey. Andrew’s current work examining the intersection of theology and whiteness is the result of relationships and conversations forged in the classroom, staff room and dining room at Carey, where vital questions were raised about the settled structures of church, society, and theological education.
“Carey is a special community that places relationships with God, people, and our society at the centre of our life in discipleship. This can be demanding, because real relationships are open to be changed by others who are genuinely other. As demanding as life together might be, these relationships are my favourite part of working at Carey because it is through them that God shapes our discipleship and faithfulness as well as our scholarship.”
- Systematic Theology
- Public Theology
- Baptist Theology
- Trinity/Doctrine of God
- Baptist Theology
- The Theology of Colin Gunton
- Theology and culture
- Post-Settler Pākehā identity and theology
- Picard, Andrew, and Andrew Clark-Howard. “The Christian Settler Imaginary: Repentant Remembrances of Christianity’s Entanglement with Settler Colonialism in Aotearoa New Zealand,” Practical Theology (forthcoming, 2022)
- Metzger, Paul Louis, and Andrew Picard. “Beyond Ableism and Its Cult of ‘Normalcy’: An Interview with Andrew Picard,” Cultural Encounters 16 (2021): 63-70.
- Picard, Andrew, Myk Habets, and Murray Rae (eds.). T&T Clark Handbook of Colin Gunton. London: T&T Clark, 2021.
- Picard, Andrew. “Colin Gunton on Culture.” Pages 187-204 in T&T Clark Handbook of Colin Gunton. Edited by Andrew Picard, Myk Habets, and Murray Rae. London: T&T Clark, 2021.
- Picard, Andrew. “Towards a Sacrifice of Praise: A Critical Reading of Colin Gunton’s Trinitarian Theology of Culture.” PhD Dissertation, University of Otago, 2021.
- Picard, Andrew and Jaimee van Gemerden. “A Theological Engagement with T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land in the Context of COVID-19,” Crucible: The Journal of Christian Social Ethics Oct (2020): 32-39.
- Picard, Andrew. “From Whiteness towards Witness: Revelation and Repentance as Unbelonging to Empire.” Pages 241-268 in The Art of Forgiveness. Edited by Phillip Halstead and Myk Habets. London: Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 2018.
- Picard, Andrew. “Colin Gunton’s Doctrine of Atonement.” Pages 527-532 in T&T Clark Companion to the Atonement. Edited by Adam Johnson. New York: T&T Clark, 2017.
- Picard, Andrew, Myk Habets, and Eric Flett. “Christ and Creation: Towards a Contextual Theology.” Pages 221-40 in Evangelical Calvinism 2. Edited by Myk Habets and Bobby Grow. Eugene Or.: Wipf and Stock, 2017.
- Penman, Heather and Andrew Picard. “All the Single Ladies: The Experience of Single Female Pastors in the Baptist Union of New Zealand.” The Pacific Journal of Baptist Research 12 (2017): 2-17.
- Picard, Andrew. “We Love the Church.” Pages 19-31 in What We Love: Reflections on Ministry, Leadership, and Mission. A Tribute to Charles Hewlett. Edited by Myk Habets and John Tucker. Auckland: Archer Press, 2017.
- Picard, Andrew, and Myk Habets (eds.). Theology and the Experience of Disability: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Voices Down Under. Abingdon and New York: Ashgate, 2016.
- Picard, Andrew. “No Longer Strangers: Disabled Ontology and the Church as Meaningful Community in Liquid Modernity.” Pages 53-72 in Theology and the Experience of Disability: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Voices Down Under. Edited by Andrew Picard and Myk Habets. Abingdon and New York: Ashgate, 2016.
- Picard, Andrew, and Myk Habets. “Introduction.” Pages 1-6 in Theology and the Experience of Disability: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Voices Down Under. Edited by Andrew Picard and Myk Habets. Abingdon and New York: Ashgate, 2016.
- Picard, Andrew. “‘On the Way and In the Fray’ in Aotearoa: A Pākehā’s Covenantal Reflections from the Context of a Treaty People.” The Pacific Journal of Baptist Research 11 (2016): 44-58.
- Picard, Andrew. Review of William B. Whitney, Problem and Promise in Colin E. Gunton’s Doctrine of Creation, Pacific Journal of Baptist Research 10 (2015): 33-35.
- Picard, Andrew. Review of Louise Lawrence, Sense and Stigma in the Gospels: Depictions of Sensory-Disabled Characters, Journal of Disability and Religion 19 (2015): 376-77.
- Picard, Andrew, and Phillip Halstead. “Understanding Culture.” Pages 65-85 in Doing Integrative Theology: Word, World, and Work in Conversation. Edited by Phillip Halstead and Myk Habets Auckland: Archer Press, 2015.
- Picard, Andrew. “Be the Community: Baptist Ecclesiology in the Context of Missional Church.” The Pacific Journal of Baptist Research Vol. 5 (2009): 27-69.
- Picard, Andrew. “A Conflict of Ideologies: New Zealand Baptist Public Discourse on the Vietnam War.” The Pacific Journal of Baptist Research 1 (2005): 53-70.
- Picard, Andrew. “Church Responses to Social Issues in Depression New Zealand.” The New Zealand Journal of Baptist Research 9 (2004): 24-48.