Laidlaw Research Seminar - Greg Liston
Toward a Third Article Ecclesiology

It is the challenging heart cry of many pastors that although they feel called to a distinctively Spiritual vocation, the majority of their role has been reduced down to mechanically managing an organisation. “I’m just keeping the church machine running. Where has the Spirit gone?” This paper explores how the methodology of Third Article Theology can provide insight into the construction of an ecclesiology that is theologically astute, imaginatively rich, and culturally appropriate for our time — a church that “acts its age”. It addresses the questions of how the church in the postmodern west can recover an intrinsically Spiritual orientation, and what it means for our local churches to be intentionally and irreducibly supernatural.

If you would like to attend, the seminar will be held in person on campus in Lecture Room 8 or you can join via zoom here: https://laidlaw.zoom.us/j/88680852770?from=addon Meeting ID: 886 8085 2770

Where Henderson Campus
When 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Cost FREE & open to the public

About the Speaker

Greg is a senior lecturer at Laidlaw College. He teaches primarily in the area of systematic theology. His research interests focus on the role of the Spirit in the life of the church, and exploring how the interaction between science and theology raises fundamental questions about reality and the nature of time. Before taking up his current role, Greg’s journey has included Ph.D.’s in both systematic theology and quantum physics, being the senior pastor of a local Auckland suburban Baptist church, and strategic management consulting. Greg is married to Diane and has two children, Emily and James. He and his family attend Mt Albert Baptist Church.     

About Laidlaw Research Seminars

As a part of Laidlaw’s commitment to relevant, gospel-centred, innovative research, the School of Theology faculty gather each month for a research seminar. The seminars are built around a simple format—one academic presentation followed by critical interaction. Anyone is welcome to join us—this could include postgrad students, researchers from other institutions, or any others looking to hear and interact with cutting edge theological and biblical research.