Public Issues Forum:
Prof Greg Duncan
15 Nov 12
Series 'Who is Paul?' with Chris Marshall
Lecture #1 -
11 Sept 2012
Podcast: Convert and
Apostle - Part A and
Lecture #2 -
19 Sept 2012
Podcast: Sources and
Interpretations - Part
A and Part
Lecture #3 -
25 Sept 2012
Podcast: Paul's letter
to the Romans - Part
A and Part
Lecture #4 -
2 Oct 2012
Podcast: The Human Condition
A and Part
Lecture #5 -
9 Oct 2012
Podcast: The Holy Spirit
A and Part
Cavanaugh recorded lectures These were recorded
by Professor Cavanaugh, the St John's visting scholar at Victoria
University, during July/August 2012 on the theme "Migrations
of the Holy".
Preaching on "Bread
and Boundaries' Sunday 5th August 2012
Cavanaugh Sermon (MP3)
Church Life Survey
November 2011 Results
This St John's
Public Issues Forum: "Is Ethical Investment a Contradiction
21 June 2012 .
has 25 years' experience in the investment industry,
which includes working as Head of Global Equities, acting Head
of Strategy, and Chief Investment Officer for Tower. Simon provides
the NZ Anglican Church Pension Board with investment advice with
particular reference to overseas equities.
Galt is a member of the Presbyterian Church Property
Trustees investment committee, and was involved with the most
recent revision of their ethical investment policy. She is an
economist who works at the Treasury and she is a member of St
Johns in the City.
has retired from Gould Steele & Co, Wellington and
has over 40 years' experience in stockbroking. He has strongly
influenced the policy and practice of the NZ Anglican Church Pension
Board on ethical investment. Garry specialises in overseas and
New Zealand equity markets and has in depth views of world economies.
is the Bishop's Assistant in the Catholic Diocese of
Palmerston North. He is a moral theologian with a License from
the Lateran University in Moral Theology, and lectured at Otago
University in justice and basic moral theology.
Resources from Knox Centre for Leadership and Ministry
Leadership Handbook by
Graham Reading 2011
Eldership Handbook 2011
Inclusive Language Study
in the Christmas Day service 2011 - Speech
– St J’s Kids Style’ http://youtu.be/JKljY3sB7jk
A film from St J's Kids December 2011
Forum 3 November 2011
Presentations at St John's
on alcohol and advertising; crime and punishment; families and relationships;
and culture and the Treaty
Lectures: "Jesus and the Gospels" August - October 2011
30 August 2011
The first lecture, ‘In
the reign of Emperor Tiberius: the social and political setting
of the Jesus story’ was presented Tuesday 30 th August, and
can be heard in two parts by clicking on these links:
Part A: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjGTIWckAcs
Part B: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHuw83bR-F0
6 August 2011
The second lecture, “Your
Kingdom Come”: The Kingdom of God in the Teaching of Jesus:
PART A http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDVSzkQjMAU
PART B http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49eR2i_wHec
13 September 2011
The third lecture: “The
Finger of God”: the meaning of Jesus’ miracles
PART A: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-ex4oXLXPY
PART B: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfbR2FAdkMY
20 September 2011
lecture:“Everything Comes in Parables": Jesus the Poet
Great and Manifold:
A Celebration of the King
Lectures by scholars on
27 August 2011 at a Seminar held at the Beehive, Wellington, New
Zealand - Contributions by David Norton, Chris Marshall, Andrew
Bradstock, Wyn Beasley, Graham Redding, Peter Lineham, Robert easting
and Christine Franzen.
Ted Davis Lecture:
"Darwin and Religion: Rumours of Warfare" 4th August 2011
Professor David gave this
lecture at St John's. He is Professor at Messiah College Pennsylvania.
St John’s Public
Public Issues Forum on Voluntary Euthanasia 29th Sept 2011
This forum explored the
ethical, medical, legal, social and spiritual issues at the heart
of the debate over the legalization of voluntary euthanasia.
It included contributions from a range of disciplinary and ethical
perspectives. Speakers included:
The Very Rev John Murray - member of the National Committee of the
Voluntary Euthanasia Society of New Zealand.
John Kleinsman - Director of The Nathaniel Centre -- the NZ Catholic
Dr Don Mathieson QC has been a Professor of Law at Victoria University
Dr Anne MacLennan - specialist in palliative medicine.
Geoff Annals - Chief Executive of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation.
and Embrace: Prisoner Rehabilitation, Reintegration and Reconciliation
On Thursday 23 June 2011,
the gathered audience of over 170 attested to the growing interest
in the issues we face as church and society.
The slides of these presentations
are available here...
Reintegration: Insights from the Teaching of Jesus
the Prisoner: What Should Christians Do?
Lives and Troubled People: The Challenges for Inclusion and Integration
Paper on Worship
and Music in St John's July 2011
This paper is currently
under discussion as at September 2011.
Church of Aotearoa New Zealand
Click here to go to the
site of the national Presbyterian Church to which we belong: Presbyterian
Church of Aotearoa New Zealand It has has many
interesting links, including to the Church lectionary, resources
for study and worship and much more.
resources and explanations of the regular system used for the
weekly scripture we focus on in services can be found here.
SPANZ - The official
monthly magazine of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand
We hand out copies of
this magazine at services, but if you would like to see it on line,
click here: SPANZ
This link takes you to the web site where you can see the
full colour version of the magazine or download an easily read pdf
file of it. The magazine is very professionally produced, well
written and has a lot of inspiring news about the national church
and material on current debates.
St John's is part of Wellington
Presbytery, one of the regional bodies of the Presbyterian Church
of Aotearoa New Zealand. You can find all about them here.
is one of New Zealand's largest social service agencies, providing
services to the elderly and to families. St John's has many
Click on Presbyterian
St Paul's Market
This provides a number
of interesting references to material on the current economic crisis:
"ENABLING A THOUGHTFUL
TO THE CURRENT ECONOMIC CRISIS"
A well known US christian
magazine with lots of interesting material. This link takes you
to the web site: Christianity
Another US christian
magazine providing thoughtful commentary on current issues. This
link takes you to the web site where you can find articles from
the magazine on line: First
In its own words,
"The Christian Century is a magazine that believes the
Christian faith calls people to a profound engagement with the world--an
engagement of head and heart. We think Christians must articulate
their faith in a way that is socially meaningful and intellectually
Find its web site and
lots of interesting articles here: Christian
The Presbyterian Church
(USA) web site can be found here:
The Church of Scotland
web site can be found here: Church
This site gives a good
account of the history of our ancestor Church.