Seminars & Lectures

Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures – Department of Theology & Religion –

We are excited to announce that this year’s Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures will be delivered by renowned theologian and pianist Professor Jeremy Begbie. Professor Begbie’s lectures are a multimedia show delivered from the piano which he uses to blend theology and music in an inspiring exploration of Christian theology. We recommend that you get the dates for the lectures in your diaries now. 

Monday, 23 April – Thursday, 3 May 2018.  “What is Transcendent about the... View article

St John’s Theological College – Distance Learning 2018

St John’s is developing its distance learning in 2018. Regional Delivery of the NZ Diploma in Christian Studies will be supplemented by an online trial course starting in March. The initial offering will be an introductory 5 credit, Level 5 course: Listening and Pastoral Conversation. Step-by-step skills will be interwoven with the content:

  • The how to’s of getting online successfully
  • Using MOODLE and TurnItIn
  • A programme overview and progression
  • An... View article

Whakawhiti korero: Conversations between theology & social vocation: 1-2 October 2018, Auckland. Call for Papers



Laidlaw College invites interested theologians, practitioners and academics to put this   date in their diaries, and also to submit abstracts for   papers relevant to the theme of the symposium. In this   cross-disciplinary and cross-practice conversation we do not expect all   papers to show expertise on all sides of the conversation, but we hope  for papers that will offer insight into potential integration. Papers could relate to, but... View article

Department of Theology and Religion – 2018 courses

Master of Ministry:  in conjunction with the Anglican, Catholic, Methodist, Presbyterian and other Churches.

Qualifications in Chaplaincy – Certificate, Diploma, Master – also by distance learning

Theology & Religion by Distance Learning – Postgraduate Diploma in Theology, Religious Studies, Master of Theology, Master of Arts, or a PhD.

For further information:  Department of Theology & Religion – email:  or... View article

Clinical Pastoral Education, Otago & Southland

NZACPE course for Otago and Southland (based in Dunedin), 18 January – 24 March 2018, to be conducted by Chaplain Mary R. Huie-Jolly,

Clinical Pastoral Education aims to enhance pastoral identity and competence through supervised exploration of ministry practice.  Participants will gorw in self-awareness of how they relate to others through use of a peer group for support and feedback, and integrate theology and behavioural science with spiritual care.

The CPE group will... View article

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