The Stream – Celebrating the Wesleyan Theological Stream August 2011

Posted by David McEwan | Uncategorized | Thursday 26 May 2011 9:32 am

The Wesleyan Methodist Church of New Zealand’s annual ‘The Stream’ Conference will be held in Auckland from August 11-13. The two speakers are Dr. Joel Green from Fuller Seminary, USA and Dr. David McEwan from Nazarene Theological College, Australia. The conference details are:\r\n\r\nVenue: East City Wesleyan – ECW – Church Centre (219 Burswood Drive, Burswood/Botany), Auckland\r\n\r\nProgramme\r\n\r\nThursday 11 August, 7:30pm\r\n\r\nDr Joel Green: “Scripture and the Way to Heaven: The Nature of Scripture for Wesleyans”. We come to Scripture ready to be transformed by an encounter with the living God. This shapes what we think about the nature and authority of Scripture.\r\n\r\nFriday 12 August, 9:30am\r\n\r\nDr. David McEwan: “The Trinity and the Church: A Wesleyan Reflection on the Nature of the Church as a Gathered Community”. A Wesleyan perspective on the Trinity – a loving communion of the three persons – impacts our understanding of the church as a community formed by God’s invitation to ‘Come’.\r\n\r\nFriday 12 August, 1:00pm\r\n\r\nDr Joel Green: “Scripture and the Way to Heaven: Reading Scripture as Wesleyans”. Followers of Jesus in the Wesleyan tradition come to Scripture ready to be transformed by an encounter with the living God. Although no “method” or “procedure” can guarantee that this transformation will take place, there are some habits and sensibilities we can cultivate.\r\n\r\n Friday 12 August, 7:30pm\r\n\r\n“Exploring Your Questions through Wesleyan Theology”. Our visiting professors answer theological questions submitted by young people; answers given from a Wesleyan perspective.\r\n\r\nSaturday 13 August, 9:30am\r\n\r\nDr Joel Green: “Scripture and the Way to Heaven: A Missional Approach to Reading Scripture for Wesleyans.“ Followers of Jesus in the Wesleyan tradition come to Scripture ready to be transformed by an encounter with the living God. As our companion on the journey of salvation, Scripture moves us to think and act in ways that serve God’s mission in the world.\r\n\r\nSaturday 13 August, 1:00pm\r\n\r\nDr David McEwan: “The Trinity and the Church: A Wesleyan Reflection on the Nature of the Church as a Gathered Community”. A Wesleyan perspective on the Trinity impacts our understanding of the church as being a ‘church with a mission’, a community formed by God’s commandment to ‘Go’.\r\n\r\nRegistration fee $40.\r\n\r\nPlease contact office@wesleyan.org.nz if you would like further information or to register for the conference.

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