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University of Queensland Theologies Series – paper on ‘Contemporary Pentecostal Theologies and their Responses to Religious and Social Change’

Sam Hey will be giving a paper / presentation on Contemporary Pentecostal Theologies next Friday 6 June 2014 Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Room E303 Forgan Smith Building University of Queensland, St Lucia.


Abstract: Christian theologies are in a state of transition as they seek to engage more fully with contemporary scholarship and society’s needs. Pentecostal theology is also changing, from its earlier emphasis on popular revivalism, followed by alignment with conservative, fundamentalist and evangelical theologies to more highly developed practical and academic theologies. There is acknowledgement that popular Pentecostalism has at times over emphasized experientialism, emotionalism, subjectivism, bibliolatry, hierarchical leadership and institutionalism. However, more recent practical and academic Pentecostal theologies have sought to overcome these limitations and apply the insights of Spirit led renewal movements to the development of theologies that respond to contemporary concerns. This paper explores developments in contemporary Pentecostal theologies by theologians such as Amos Yong, Simon Chan, Steven Land, Wolfgang Vondey, James K.A. Smith and others who have shown how an emphasis on the Holy Spirit, intuitive experience, innovation, pragmatism, worship and mission can contribute to a theology that benefits all traditions and meets the requirements of contemporary churches and society.

Details of other seminars in this series can be found at

Lecturer Position Available

Good Shepherd College, a Catholic Theological College in Auckland, New Zealand is interested in Expressions of Interest from Lecturers for full or part-time positions in Scripture, Systematic Theology, Philosophy, Moral Theology, and Pastoral Theology. A completed PhD or near completion of a PhD in a relevant discipline is essential, preferably with some tertiary teaching experience, and a background in research and ongoing publication in a relevant discipline. Salary negotiable. Enquiries to Applications close 15 June 2014.

Position Available – Coordinator of Studies – Missiology At the Uniting Church Theological College Melbourne.

The appointee will teach in the field of Missiology, enabling students to explore the theology and practice of Christian mission in the Australian and global contexts. The appointee will participate in the preparation and formation of candidates for recognised ministries within the Uniting Church in Australia and resource the wider Church in understanding the nature, purpose and practice of Christian mission in the 21st century. Appointment effective from 1 January 2015 for a period of 7 years. Closing date: 15 June, 2014
For further information, please contact: David Barmby Administration Manager – Executive Assistant.  Centre for Theology and Ministry 29 College Crescent PARKVILLE VIC 3052 03 9340 8832


You are invited to attend the Malyon College Research Colloquium next Tuesday 20th May 2:00-4:00pm in Lecture Room 3.

Doctor of Ministry – Research Proposal Defence

DMin Candidate: Phillip Porcheron

Topic: Leadership training Within the Asian Context

Principal Supervisor: Rev. Dr Ian Hussey


Doctor of Philosophy – Work in Progress

DPhil. Candidate: Andrew Dunstan (BMin, BTh (Hons I), MPhil)

Topic: Karl Barth’s understanding of the beauty (i.e. persuasiveness) of the glory of God

Principal Supervisor: Rev. Prof. Paul Fiddes

Malyon College

Public Lecture with Craig Keen

Trinity College and Studies in Religion (School of HPRC) at the University of Queensland


After Crucifixion:
A Public Lecture with Craig Keen

Keen’s writing is animated by a deep personal desire for an authentically kenotic existence, and a longing for the coming of a community of women and men who understand that they cannot live until they die. – Bruce L. McCormack

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7.30pm, July 2nd
Trinity College
Level 1, Uniting Church Centre 60 Bayliss Street, Auchenflower

For more information, email or Call 07-3377 9950

Symposium on the work of theologian Craig Keen

United Theological College and the Centre for Public and Contextual Theology (PaCT) announce


After Crucifixion:

A Symposium on the Theology of Craig Keen


27-28 June, 2014

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Keen’s writing is animated by a deep personal desire for an authentically kenotic

existence, and a longing for the coming of a community of women and men who

understand that they cannot live until they die. – Bruce L. McCormack



Central to Craig Keen’s work is the belief that human reflection on the mystery of God is always embodied. In his latest book, After Crucifixion, Keen shows that theology is structured by a pattern of embodied reflection and embodied giving. The theologian hears and believes the good news, but does not receive this gift as a possession to be retained: “a gift that will not become property is there to be given. To follow Christ is with him perpetually to be emptied.”


The symposium will explore Craig Keen’s contribution to contemporary theology, and will offer scholarly engagement with his work; Craig Keen will also present a lecture and will respond to papers.


Presenters include: Anita Monro, Benjamin Myers, and Janice Rees.




$70 (including Friday night dinner)



Friday, 27th June.

Symposium: 9am-6pm.

Dinner: from 6pm.

Saturday, 28th June

Symposium: 9am-12:30pm.



Send attached form to –

Keen Symposium

United Theological College

16 Masons Drive

North Parramatta

NSW 2151


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