B. Brandon Scott in Brisbane this week
Bernard Brandon Scott, has served for 23 years as the Darbeth Distinguished Professor of New Testament at the Phillips Theological Seminary, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
He is the author and editor of many books, including Hear Then the Parable and The Trouble with Resurrection. A charter member of the Jesus Seminar, Brandon is chair of Westar’s newly established Christianity Seminar. He served as chair of the Bible in Ancient and Modern Media Section of the Society of Biblical Literature, as well as a member of several SBL Seminars including the Parable Seminar and Historical Jesus Seminar. He holds an A.B. from St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, an M.A. from Miami University, and a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.
The following ticketed events have been arranged in SE Queensland:
- JESUS APART FROM CHRISTIANITY
Public lecture at St Mark’s Anglican Church, Buderim on Thursday evening, 25 September 2014, 7.00pm. Location: 7-17 Main Street, Buderim (opposite Buderim Mountain School).
- RE-THINKING PAUL AND WHAT IT MEANS TO BE CHRISTIAN
Full day workshop to be held at Caloundra, on Friday, 26 September 2014, 10.00am – 3.00pm. Location: Uniting Church Hall, 56c Queen St, Caloundra. (Light lunch included.)
- JESUS AFTER THE CHURCH: JESUS IN EMERGENT RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES
Workshop to be held at the TLC Building, 16 Peel Street, South Brisbane on Saturday, 27 September 2014 (10.00am – 3.00pm)
In addition to the ticketed events available here, Brandon will also be preaching at all three Masses at St Mary’s in Exile, South Brisbane, on the weekend of 27/28 September: Saturday (6.30pm, preceeded by 20 minutes silent meditation from 6.10pm), Sunday (9.00am and 5.00pm).
Register online at the Common Dreams SEQ Eventbrite page.
Hebrews with Peter O’Brien 9 – 10 October 2014 at QTC
Dr Peter O’Brien is a former long-time Vice-Principal of Moore Theological College, Sydney, and a notable New Testament scholar who has published commentaries on a number of New Testament letters. Peter is visiting QTC to deliver a short series of lectures on Hebrews over two days – Thursday October 9th and Friday October 10th. Further details can be found at https://www.qtc.edu.au/event-registration/event/QTC_Peter_Obrien
UQ Theology Research Seminar
Friday, 5 September 2014.
(Forgan Smith Building, room E319)
Love, Holiness and Happiness; But is the Greatest of These Love?
Given that much of Christianity emphasises the cross, self-denial andsuffering as key elements in spiritual formation, this seminar examines some of the implications of John Wesley’s theological focus on the love of God. The correlation between holiness, happiness and the centrality of love as the means to both is explicit in his writings. He agreed that while God used all of life’s circumstances to foster the spiritual life of the Christian, suffering was not essential. In the light of that understanding, he believed that God’s transforming work in human life and relationships was best accomplished by a full consciousness of his love, with the happiness and holiness that attends it.