OBSA 2017



OBSA 2017: reCHARGE, reCHART AND reCHANCE

21-22 April 2017 @Trinity Methodist Theological College

 

Program

 

Thursday

20th April

Friday

21st April

Saturday

22nd April

9.00-9.30

 

SYMPOSIA FOR BOOK PROECTS

Pentateuch & Rape Culture

10.00-12.30

Morning Devotion & Opening

Morning Devotion

9.30-11.00

Session 1: On Numbers

Dr Jione Havea (Presiding)

Dr Anthony Rees: Numbers 1, Masculinity and Ecological Imperialism (Charles Sturt University) (30 mins)

Ini Foiakau: The silent voice of yalewa bokala in Numbers 12 (Charles Sturt University) (30 mins)

Paulina Vuicuvu: The Mua-i-Ra Reading of Numbers 27.1-11, 36.1-13 and Joshua 17.3-6 in Relation to the Concept of Lewe ni Kato (Davuilevu Theological College) (30 mins)

Session 5: On Violence

Dr Vaitusi Nofoaiga (Presiding)

Dr Mercy Maliko: Reading Texts of Violence against Women in the Samoan Context: Constraints and Opportunities (University of Otago) (30 mins)

Prof David Tombs: Church Capacity for Transformative Leadership on Gender-Based Violence in Samoa (University of Otago) (30 mins)

Dr Emily Colgan: Let Him Romance You: Rape Culture and Gender Violence in Evangelical Christian Self-Help Literature (Trinity Theological College) (30 mins)

11.00-11.30

Morning Break

Morning Break

11.30-1.00

Session 2: On Matthew

Dr Frank Smith (Presiding)

Dr Vaitusi Nofoaiga: Occupation as blessing – An intertextual reading of Matt 2:1-12 and Num 24:14-19 from Mavaega nai Tulafasa (Farewell covenant in Tulafasa) (Malua Theological College) (30 mins)

Tomasi Tarabe: Vanua Readings of Matthew 6:24: Challenging the Concept of Neoliberalism (Davuilevu Theological College) (30 mins)

Latuivai Kioa Lātū: An i-slander Reading of Genesis 50:15-21 with Mathew 20:24-28, a Response to the Philosophy of ‘Leader-member’ for Samoan Churches (University of Otago) (30 mins)

Session 6: On Justice & Public Square

Te Aroha Rountree (Presiding)

Dr Mary Caygill & Rob Ferguson: Streets – a way of Being incarnation: a reciprocal reCharting of city-public square and ‘church’  (Trinity Theological College & Christchurch (30 mins)

Numerator Ofoia: La-to: A space of Restoration and Hope in Jeremiah 29: 5-14 (University of Otago) (30 mins)

Makesi Neemia: God’s Sovereignty and Land Tenure in Contemporary Samoa (Malua Theological College) (30 mins)

1.00-2.00

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

2.00-3.30

Session 3: On Home Issues

Dr Emily Colgan (Presiding)

Dr Richard Davis: A Biblical and Theological Perspective on Managing Common Resources in the Context of Climate Change in the Pacific (Pacific Theological College) (30 mins)

Meripa Toso: O le aiga o le fale ma le fatu: Family is the home and heart of all things (University of Auckland) (30 mins)

Makelesi Ngata: Housing is a Right not a Privilege (Trinity Theological College) (30 mins)

Session 7: On Re-charting Biblical Scholarship

Meripa Toso (Presiding)

Siosifa Pole: Tangilaulau on Matthew 2:16-18: Lament for Domestic Violence and Youth Suicide (Otago) (30 mins)

Auatama Iese: Shaping a Tama o le va Christology for a Fatherless Child: An Australian-Samoan Perspective (Charles Sturt University) (30 mins)

Dr Jione Havea: Islandering biblical scholarship: Charts, chances, charges (Trinity Theological College & PaCT) (30 mins)

3.30-4.00

Afternoon Break

Afternoon Break

4.00-5.00

Book Launch (Prof David Tombs): Caroline Blyth & Nāsili Vaka’uta (eds.), Bible and Art, Perspectives from Oceania. London: Bloomsbury, 2017.

Business Meeting & Closing (Facilitator: Nasili Vaka’uta)

5.00-6.00

 

Mix & Mingle

 

6.00-8.00

 

Evening Meal

 

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