I am delighted to announce we have Professor Chris Marshall coming to St Christopher’s Church, Avonhead, on 1 April at 7-9 pm to address how, in reading Scripture, we determine what constitutes a first and second order of doctrine. This question has been raised with respect to the A Way Forward report which references first and second order doctrinal questions. Professor Marshall will give a 45-60 address and then entertain questions. Afterwards there will be opportunity to speak with him also over tea and coffee.
Prof Marshall is not addressing the blessing of same sex relationships but rather the theological foundations of how we read and learn from Scripture. Chris is well known as an outstanding teacher. He presently holds the Diana Unwin Chair in Restorative Justice at Victoria University although his doctoral work and early teaching appointments at the tertiary level were in the Department of Biblical Studies. He was enormously appreciated as a speaker at the Anglican Schools Conference in Christchurch last year.
I look forward too seeing many of you at St Christopher’s, Avonhead, on 1 April.