30 women, Māori, Pacific, Pākehā and from around the world, connect faith, culture and calling Revd Silvia Purdie Silvia Purdie in conversation with some of the contributors to a new book out soon Listen to the energetic music and stories https://youtu.be/RqeXgd69GaU ‘Awhi Mai Awhi Atu: Women in Creation Care’ tells the stories of thirty women from a wide diversity of cultures who describe their involvement in environmental action. Silvia Purdie gathered these stories, poems and prayers , asking the question, ‘What is God up to in the world? In this Virtual Theology Chat you will hear from some of the writers and perhaps be inspired yourself! Editor … [Read more...]
The Gift of Desperation, with Jax Clark
The 12-Step program and how its characteristics of honesty, openness and willingness could be enhancing to the wider Church culture. Virtual Theology Chat Listen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykbpI3gw0HY The Council for Anglican Women’s Studies invites you to a Virtual Theology Chat, to hear Jax Clark. This was recorded on 17 March 2022 In a 2020 interview for America's Public radio, Lutheran Minister, theologian and recovering alcoholic Nadia Bolz Weber stated "the basement of their church is more full of people talking honestly about their lives and connecting with some sort of God. I think this happens more frequently in basements than it does … [Read more...]
Interconnections: Women and Earth in Scripture
Dr Emily Colgan Emily Colgan looks at ecological interpretations of scripture https://youtu.be/eCH0At1BlcQ What kind of world is the text inviting us to inhabit? Does this world embody the imperatives of justice and compassion? Listen as Emily outlines the dualisms revealed in scripture, and how the conceptualising of earth as female has shaped Christian thinking. https://youtu.be/eCH0At1BlcQ Emily’s research focuses on the relationship between the Bible and contemporary social imaginaries, asking about the ways in which biblical texts interact with communities in the present. She is particularly interested in ecological representations within the Bible … [Read more...]
https://youtu.be/5o75rHvDW9o The Revd Bettina Maxwell speaks about the richness of Minita-a-iwi in the Anglican Church, tikanga Maori. Bettina weaves her own experience and calling, on the remote East Coast of the North Island of Aotearoa/New Zealand. with evocative images and great photos of her mentors and leaders, into the wider picture of Minita a Iwi. This Virtual Theology Chat provides a unique opportunity to hear the rich diversity of ministry in tikanga Maori, and provides inspiration for a way forward into a future of the new normal . . She is introduced by the Revd Ruihana Paenga. Tikanga Toru Youth Commission, and resident in Gisborne. … [Read more...]
Can I live a sustainable life?
Deb Cole responds to Jacqui Paterson, Virtual Theology Chat: Crisis? What crisis? . Thoughts from Rev Jacqui Patterson’s reflection on Sustainable Development 16.09.2021 Deb Cole Sustainable Development – ‘Jesus is the master of the creator universe and of human history. He is the one in control of all … upon which the physical cosmos depends … that is the theological meaning of scientific and technological enterprise. (Science and technology) have always presented themselves as the instruments for solving human problems, though without its theological context it becomes idolatrous and goes mad. From a Christian perspective one has confidence in the absolute belief in God as … [Read more...]
Two Eco-Sustainers in conversation : Does it really matter what we do?
See Jenny Campbell in conversation with Jana TheaVirtual Theology Chat https://youtu.be/qf67fJ_RV5Y recorded Friday 15 October Jenny Campbell Jenny Campbell is a legendary Eco-Sustainer. She lives in Mossburn Jana Thea , while still at school, was involved with XR_Xtinction Rebellion and the Fossil Free State Sector network. She was the media spokesperson at Dunedin Railway Station when a group chained themselves to the railway line to protest about coal going north. Jenny can talk about food waste, Richard Rohr, fossil fuel protests and riding a bike all in one sentence, with passion, humour and authority. She is deeply involved with many action groups , and loves the … [Read more...]
Crisis? What Crisis? Is preventing the bad the same as planning the best?
https://youtu.be/wiyRd_DyJoo recorded on 16 September 7pm NZ time Jacqui Paterson, currently co-dean at the Taranaki Cathedral, shares a pot-pouri of insights gleaned from a recent MBA paper ‘Leading Sustainable Enterprises’, which certainly gave her much food for thought and prayer. Jacqui Paterson Although her mahi focuses on some brief (and relatively superficial) considerations relating to the environmental challenge of carbon emissions, the underlying issues could apply to many other situations which our church, communities and world are facing currently. Following a twenty minute presentation, there will be opportunity for discussion loosely based around the … [Read more...]
Good Stewards of God’s Creation in a Damaged World –
see Mrs Eleni Levin-Tevi in Tonga https://youtu.be/mBz_hLKV1vc Eleni Tevin-Tevi Mrs. Eleni Levin-Tevi is the Head of EU Office in Tonga , founder of No Pelesitiki (Plastic) Campaign Tonga, mother of 5 and wife of Fe'iloakitau Kaho Tevi Eleni is the founder of No Pelesitiki (Plastic) Campaign Tonga & member of CIVA mentors for church youth, co-founder of 'Poumaama' think tank & talanoa space; co-founder of Live it Tonga fb safe space; fashion designer, community worker, advocate and human defender, former teacher, mother of 5, married to Fe'iloakitau Tevi. [CIVA= Community Integrated Vulnerability Assessment] Eleni will talk for 20 minutes about being good … [Read more...]
Goldilocks goes Green- a Virtual Theology Chat*
Listen to Jean's fascinating insights on https://anglicanchurch-nz.zoom.us/rec/share/TWKzDJU2TljgXp7nio36RwsMNEoiofDpTz-u5_tG0J9IWSjdPPb7tDpIl-F1f1ix.thcoeJ61MBZ93ELA Passcode: CwW*^9ts Revd Jean Palmer : Goldilocks goes Green: Exploring ways of thinking about the 'why' of creation care. Based on insights from a ‘green’ reading of Revelation, this talk suggests an imperative for creation care and environmental action that goes beyond pragmatic self-interest and enriches our understandings of stewardship or kaitiakitanga. It is Creator-centred and presents human accountability in the context of a respect for the integrity and status of the natural world … [Read more...]
Virtual Theology Chat
Intriguing women speaking about their research, writing, thinking and theology An online opportunity to zoom in from anywhere and hear ideas from everywhere May 17, 2021 (Edit) photo: Christina unsplash Opportunity to ask questions and make links with your own experience and ideas. Open to everyone. Anglican Women’s Studies Centre invites you to zoom in- Third Thursday of the month (usually) Join Zoom Meetinghttps://anglicanchurch-nz.zoom.us/j/94599431152?pwd=U0Q4NG9DM1FhVU5OOTVmQjh1bERvUT09 Meeting ID: 945 9943 1152Passcode: 215527 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 16 September 7pm NZ … [Read more...]