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Saturday, 25 July 2009

Dr Ben Witherington in Auckland

Ben Witherington III, is visiting New Zealand to speak at a conference on the Wesleyan Theological Tradition at East City Wesleyan Church Centre, 219 Burswood Drive, Botany, Auckland. The program costs $20 (excluding the Saturday night dinner) and will run as follows:
Friday 31 July
7.30 pm The Johnannine Literature: Legacy of the Beloved Disciple: Part 1

Saturday 1 August

1.30 pm
The Johnannine Literature: Legacy of the Beloved Disciple: Part 2

7.00 pm
Personal Observations about the Church around the Globe. (Ticket price for this session is an additional $20 as it includes dinner).

Sunday Church Services
10.00 am Morning service at East City Church (219 Burswood Drive, Botany, Auckland)

5.45 pm cession|community (The Depot, Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga)

More info here.

Dr Witherington is the Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary and is on the doctoral faculty at St. Andrews University in Scotland. He has authored over thirty books, including The Jesus Quest and The Paul Quest, both of which were selected as top biblical studies by Christianity Today. Dr Witherington was one of the NT experts consulted by Lee Strobel for The Case for Christ and is an elected member of the prestigious SNTS, a society dedicated to New Testament studies.

I'd love to attend the entire thing, however, I am giving my conference paper, "Does Evolution Make Belief in God Untenable?" at The Theology and Natural Sciences Conference on the Saturday and then I'll be joining Madeleine on Waiheke Island for her Grandfather's memorial gathering.

Hat Tip: Thinking Matters Talk

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