29
Aug
For the Love of God - Public Lecture by Dr Myk Habets

We live in a world of beauty. Beauty is all around us. Creation is alive with beauty and wonder, signs, smells, and sounds. Beauty surrounds us and envelops us. Modern conceptions of beauty have tended to diminish beauty, confine it and reduce the scope of the beautiful to that of the pretty, the merely decorative, or the inoffensively pleasant. But that is not the strange beauty the Gospel is witness to. If we trace beauty all the way back to its start, its impetus, its origin and creation – we encounter God – the beautiful God. The search for beauty, the desire for beauty, the love of beauty all lead to the same destination —the triune God of grace and glory. Unaccustomed today to speak of God in such terms as love and beauty, Myk Habets calls us to get over ourselves and encounter God afresh as we behold the Beauty of the triune God in the Face of Jesus Christ. 

The evening will also feature a book launch of Myk Habets’ latest work, The Progressive Mystery: Tracing the Elusive Spirit in Scripture and Tradition (Lexham press, 2019).  


Where Henderson Campus
When 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cost Free (includes light supper)
RSVP Click on the link to register by Monday 26 August

About the Speaker:

A graduate of Laidlaw and Otago University, Myk has taught theology for a number of schools and universities in NZ and abroad and recently joined Laidlaw as senior lecturer in Theology and Head of Theology. Myk leads the School of Theology and is a member of the Senior Leadership Team. 

Myk has a passion to teach theology—the great doctrines of the Christian faith, founded in Scripture, forged in tradition, applied to culture, and lived out in experience. Myk’s teaching and research centre around constructive contemporary theology and moral theology (ethics). He has a special interest in pneumatology and is a world-leading scholar of Third Article Theology, theosis, Spirit Christology, the theology of Thomas F. Torrance, Evangelical Calvinism, and the theological interpretation of Scripture. Myk is co-editor of Pacific Journal of Theological Research, Co-editor of Journal of Theological Interpretation, Associate Editor of Participatio, Chair of the New Zealand Association of Theological Schools (NZATS), and Vice-President of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Theological Schools (ANZATS). Myk is an ordained Baptist Minister, is married, and has two children.