Meet Adam & Kylie Dodds
Adam and Kylie are the Senior Pastors at Elim Church Dunedin. Adam is passionate about making disciples of Jesus Christ who bring about a Holy Spirit transformation in Dunedin, our nation, and the nations. Adam has a PhD in theology from the University of Otago, where he lectures on an adjunct basis, and two Masters degrees in theology (from Scotland and America). Kylie is trained as an Occupational Therapist and specialises in Paediatrics. She is currently a full-time mum to their three amazing boys. Together, they have several years experience in ministry roles in both the Church and missions work.
Adam & Kylie and the whole Church Team would like to extend a very warm welcome to everyone new to the Elim family!
Adam has been a student of theology for over a decade, completing his undergraduate Master of Theology (first class with honours) at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland (2002), and his Master of Letters (with distinction) also at the University of St. Andrews in conjunction with Princeton Theological Seminary in the USA (2003). In 2013, Adam completed his PhD in trinitarian theology and missiology at the University of Otago. His thesis is entitled The Mission of the Triune God: Trinitarian Missiology in the Tradition of Lesslie Newbigin.
Adam's theology has been influenced by the Evangelical, Charismatic-Pentecostal, Wesleyan-Holiness, Reformed, and Anabaptist Christian traditions. The theologians who have most influenced him include Greg Boyd, Lesslie Newbigin, Alan Torrance, Gordon Fee, John Wesley, Andrew Murray, and Karl Barth. The church leaders who have most influenced him include John Wimber, Roger Forster, Greg Boyd, Bill Hybels and Bill Johnson.
Adam first taught theology in a small Bible College in London, and has given several guest lectures at Tawangmangu Bible College in Indonesia. From 2009 to 2011, Adam taught the introductory papers to Christian theology and Christian ethics at the University of Otago. For the last two years Adam has been teaching theology and leadership through the Elim Leadership College.
Adam's research interests are broad, and include Pentecostal theology, missiology, biblical theology, Christian ethics, ecclesiology, the theology of providence in relation to prayer, revival, healing, Church history and Islam.
When he gets time (!) Adam looks forward to reading more works by T. F. Torrance, N. T. Wright, Allan Anderson, Craig Keener, Greg Boyd and Jurgen Moltmann.
THE MISSION OF THE TRIUNE GOD
Trinitarian Missiology in the Tradition of Leslie Newbigin
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Book review of Islam and Christianity on the Edge: Talking Points in Christian-Muslim Relations into the 21st Century Edited by John Azumah and Peter Riddell (Melbourne: Acorn Press, 2013). Published on Acorn Press website, August 2017.
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