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A TED style theological event that brings theologians from across New Zealand and around the globe to the Cathedral

Friday 17 August, 7-9pm


The speakers:

Benjamin l. Corey

Benjamin L. Corey is a cultural anthropologist and public theologian with a passion for dissecting the overlap between faith and culture, and exploring the mission of the Church. He received his doctorate in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. His research centred upon the development of a personal theology of shalom in the context of human trafficking aftercare to enable those in treatment for trauma to achieve a higher degree of personal wholeness and flourishing.

Di rayson

Di Rayson lectures in both theological studies and epistemologies in humanities at the University of Newcastle. As well as a doctorate in Theology, Di holds a Master of Public Health and has worked in public policy and community development in PNG, the Northern Territory, and NSW. Her research interests surround Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s potential to influence eco-theological and eco-ethical thinking in the current era.

mark harris

Mark Harris lectures in theology and ministry formation at St John’s Theological College, Auckland. He is an ordained priest in the Anglican Church, and holds a doctorate in theology from the University of Cambridge. Mark loves translating theological concepts into language that everyone can engage with, and deeply believes that prayer and theology go hand in hand and should overflow into a life of love and service.

GEoff troughton

Geoff Troughton is a senior lecturer in the School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies at Victoria University. His research focuses on religion in New Zealand society and history, and more broadly on the history of Christianity, addressing a wide range of topics and traditions within these general areas. Recent writing has included work on peacemaking, missions, religion and welfare, alcohol, secularisation, politics, and childhood. His current research explores the peace dimension in early missionary Christianity in New Zealand.

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Courtney menary

Courtney Menary (Ngati Toa Rangatira, Te Ati Awa, Niue) has been a member of Urban Vision for six years, living at Ngatiawa River Monastery for the past five. After completing an MA in English Literature from Victoria University, she began pursuing a DMin through Adelaide College of Divinity. Her current research focuses on contextual theology and indigenous/Māori theological reflection. She has served for four years as a Kai Karakia at Rangiātea Church in Ōtaki.