Check our updated list of Good Books you might enjoy reading and reviewing. Enjoy the covers collage at the end of the list, which includes some titles not listed.
You can also see the latest from Philip Garside Publishing Ltd, and pre-order:
Being Christian in the Twenty-First Century
by Sam Gould
Written to help struggling and doubting Christians develop an understanding of Christianity that avoids literalism, creeds, and doctrines – all factors which seem to be driving people away from the church – this book is well suited for individual or group study, complete with a study guide and sample lesson plans. It responds to the call for theological reform advocated by many contemporary clergy and religious leaders.
We’ve added the bio of Hon Grant Robertson to our website. Grant will give the first speech at the conference. You can read his bio here.
Emeritus Professor Sir Lloyd Geering is launching his latest book “Witness to Change, Reflections on Reaching 100″ (Steele Roberts Aotearoa Publishers 2018)
Friday 17 August at 6.00 pm
Conference rooms 1 & 2
St Andrew’s Conference Centre
30 The Terrace, Wellington (elevator available for those who need it)
Details on our Events pages
Are self-identified “Progressive Christians” guilty of exclusivity and conceit?
Rev Dr John Bodycomb writes, “There is now a much larger clearly observable ‘movement’, for it is as such that progressive Christianity is best understood. I have likened it to a flood moving slowly but relentlessly over the cultural landscape. It is pluriform and cannot be stereotyped, although its critics are apt to do so.”
He prefers “evolving christianity” to “progressive christianity”. Find out why in his article, “One Man’s Assessment of Progressive Christianity”.
Faith and belief in New Zealand: McCrindle Report May 2018
The latest research on faith and belief in New Zealand has just been released: commissioned by the Wilberforce Foundation, undertaken by Australian research company McCrindle. It explores attitudes towards religion, spirituality and Christianity.
Mike’s blog about the report makes interesting reading – as does the report itself.
Mike Crudge lives in Auckland and is the Director of the Carey Centre for Lifelong Learning, that provides ongoing professional development and support for church leaders throughout New Zealand. It is part of New Zealand’s Baptist theological college.
We now have a separate page on Facebook for Conference information and updates. While you’ll still find information on the Progressive Christianity Aotearoa page, its newsfeed won’t be quite as full of Conference-related posts.
Creation: ecology, theology, revolution on Facebook
Another guest speaker, draft Programme, easier-to-complete Registration form, detailed information about transport, catering, accommodation, parking – and more!
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