Faith Thinking is a joint venture between the Department of Theology and Religion and a number of Dunedin churches, and supported by Otago Continuing Education.

What does God want for us? What does God want from us? Jesus answers these questions when He said the most important commandment is to "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." (Matthew 23:37)

Faith Thinking is an initiative to help Christians love God with all of their minds. This initiative is a joint venture between the University of Otago's Theology Department and a number of Dunedin churches, including Elim.

The vision? To offer a range of courses that give in-depth teaching on various subjects, in order to help Christians love God with all of their minds. The subjects of these courses will be drawn from the disciplines of New Testament studies, Old Testament studies, Systematic Theology, Practical Theology, and Church History. Each course will be taught by someone with expertise in that subject area – either by a university lecturer (predominantly from the Theology Department), or a church leader.

Past Courses Have Included

  • Forgiveness, Freedom and Faith: An Exploration of Christian Forgiveness as an Experience of Freedom - Presented By Prof. David Tombs

  • Going Deeper Into the Gospel of Luke - Presented by Dr Deborah Bower

  • Conflict, Community & Church Growth - Reading Galatians - Presented by Dr Chris Caradus 

  • Going Deeper into the Gospel of John - Presented by Prof Paul Trebilco (Department of Theology)

  • The Theology of Church's Mission – Presented by Dr Adam Dodds (Pastor, Elim Church)

  • Music and Worship through the Ages - Presented by Malcolm Gordon (Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership)

  • The Other Church History: How Christianity went East and South into Asia and Africa from the Beginning until the Present Day - Presented by Dr Tim Cooper (Department of Theology) 

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