Where to Start in Studying Historical Theology?
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Where to Start in Studying Historical Theology?

When we start reading historical theology, I think there’s two things that we really need to keep in mind. First, we need to choose figures who’ve already been weighed by the church. And that doesn’t mean our church. That really does mean the church at large. One of the things …

Why Is Theology Important? Is Jesus Enough?
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Why Is Theology Important? Is Jesus Enough?

– [Jackie Hill-Perry] One, Jesus is enough. He absolutely is, but that doesn’t mean that theology doesn’t matter. Even if you think about the book of Colossians, you’ll see in Chapter 1, Paul is praying that they would grow in the knowledge of Christ. And then in Chapter 2, he …

Through a Glass Darkly kiwiconnexion practical theology
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Through a Glass Darkly kiwiconnexion practical theology

Here’s an ancient puzzle with a modern twist: a real brain teaser. Take an envelope and write on one side, Whatever’s written on the reverse side of this envelope is true. And, then turn it over and write, Whatever’s written on the reverse side of this envelope is false. It …

5 key points for effective church life kiwiconnexion practical theology
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5 key points for effective church life kiwiconnexion practical theology

Hi, I’m David Bell for the Practical Theology Channel Recently I was talking to Stephen Skuce about Christian congregations. Stephen is the Director of Scholarship, Research and Innovation for the Methodist Church in the UK. His team had identified 5 key points displayed by effective congregations. These were: 1. Being …

Exploring Theology with Abhi and David kiwiconnexion practical theology
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Exploring Theology with Abhi and David kiwiconnexion practical theology

David: Hello everyone. Welcome along to Live On Air this Wednesday afternoon. With us is the Reverend Abhishek Solomon – Abhi, who is a Methodist Minister in the Auckland Synod. Abhi, you’ve been in ministry for a few years now. I wonder whether youcd like to tell us just a …

Christian Theology in the Image of Pentecost
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Christian Theology in the Image of Pentecost

I am deeply appreciative of a chair in Christian theology and Pentecostal studies. This dual focus is also indicated in the title of my lecture: The emphasis on theology indicates my interest in the classical Christian teachings, whereas the focus on Pentecost indicates my attention to what you might call …

Food and You with Nutrition Coach Laurel Kells kiwiconnexion practical theology
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Food and You with Nutrition Coach Laurel Kells kiwiconnexion practical theology

David: Welcome along to Live On Air this evening. We’ve got Laurel and we’ve got Stuart here, and we’re going to be talking primarily about Laurel’s work in nutrition science. I think the very best place to start, laurel is; tell us a bit about yourself and what you do. …