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Program

OBSA 2013

Jovili Meo Mission Centre

Pacific Theological College, Suva, Fiji

1-3 August 2013

 

THURSDAY 1ST AUGUST

15.00-18.00

Arrival & Registration

18.00 – late

Welcome Feast & Talanoa

Friday 2nd August

8.30 – 9.15

College Chapel

9.15 – 9.30

Late registration

9.30 – 9.45

Welcome & Introduction

9.45 – 11.00

Main Paper: Jione Havea (United Theological College/Charles Sturt University) – Fekuki with methodological obsessions, and with Gibeonites (Joshua 9-10)”

11.00 – 11.30

Morning tea

11.30 – 13.00

Papers 1 & 2

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch

14.00 – 15.30

Papers 3 & 4

15.30 – 16.00

Afternoon tea

16.00 – 17.15

Panel 1: Interpreting the Bible in Oceania

17.15 – 18.00

Business Meeting 1

19.30 – late

Talanoa

Saturday 3rd August

8.00 – 9.15

Late registration

9.15 – 9.30

Morning prayers

9.30 – 11.00

Papers 5 & 6

11.00 – 11.30

Morning tea

11.30 – 13.00

Papers 7 & 8

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch

14.00 – 15.30

Papers 9 & 10

15.30 – 16.00

Afternoon tea

16.00 – 17.15

Panel 2: Teaching the Bible in Oceania

17.15 – 18.00

Business Meeting 2

18.30 – late

Conference Dinner, Talanoa & Farewell

Presenters

Main paper
Jione Havea (United Theological College/Charles Sturt University): “Fekuki with methodological obsessions, and with Gibeonites (Joshua 9-10)”

Other papers

  1. Dr Mosese Ma'ilo (Piula Theological College): “Celebrating Hybridity: Jesus, the Tamaalepo (Child of the Dark) in Mataio 1:18-26”
  2. Vaitusi Nofoaiga (PhD cand, University of Auckland): “Discipleship in Matthew 4:12- 25 from tautua i le va (serve/service in-between)”
  3. Samasoni Moleli Alama (Malua Theological College, Samoa): “Deuteronomy’s ‘National Imagination’- YHWH the Landowner as Reflecting the Samoan Pulega a Alii ma Faipule
  4. Terry Pouono (PhD cand, University of Auckland): “Teu le Va’: The Samoan Cosmic-Community in Aotearoa. Preserving Harmonious Relationships … Where is the Harmony?”
  5. Arthur Wulf (PhD cand, University of Auckland): “Gafataulimaina Reading Perspective: A Samoan Ecological Hermeneutics”
  6. Dr Anthony Rees (Lecturer in Biblical Studies, PTC): “Towards an Ecological Reading of the Law of the Sotah”
  7. Marlene Wilkinson (PhD cand, England, UK): “Help Us Read the Bible”
  8. Dr Matt Tomlinson (Australia National University, Canberra): “Anthropological Perspectives on Oceanic Biblical Interpretation”
  9. Dr Holger Szesnat (Senior Lecturer, Biblical Studies, PTC): “The Bible, Democracy, and Public Christian Discourse in Fiji: Biblical-Hermeneutical Reflections of a Vulagi and Paroikos”
  10. Dr Kath Rushton (Nga Whaea Atawhai Sisters of Mercy, Christchurch): “Teaching Biblical Studies: A Call to 'Consistent Resistance'”

Panels

  1. Interpreting the Bible in Oceania – panelists sharing experiences and views on biblical interpretation from an Oceanic perspective
  2. Teaching the Bible in Oceania - panelists sharing experiences and views on teaching biblical studies in the diverse contexts of Oceania
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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Nasili Vaka'uta,
Jul 24, 2013, 5:06 PM
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