Public Lecture with Rikk Watts

Why the Narrative Shape of the Gospels Really Do Matter… to God, to us, and his world…

Fresh from being keynote speaker at Festival One, Rikk Watts will be giving a FREE public lecture at Laidlaw's Henderson Campus on Tuesday 2 February at 7.30 pm.

Dr Rikk Watts is the Professor of New Testament at Regent College, Canada, and is widely heralded as being one of the top biblical scholars in the world. We’re excited that he has agreed to extend his stay in NZ to give this public lecture at Laidlaw.

Where Henderson Campus
When 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cost FREE & open to the public
RSVP by Friday 29 January events@laidlaw.ac.nz

More about Dr Rikk Watts

Rikk WattsInitially trained as an aeronautical engineer, Rikk Watts worked for a number of years with IBM in large retail systems engineering while undertaking a degree in philosophy, art history, and sociology. He later joined a parachurch organization engaged in Christian awareness projects in public schools and in providing crisis accommodation and various rehabilitation programs for the urban poor. He was a founding member of On Being, a major Australian Christian magazine, and supported himself and his family as a professional drummer.

Rikk Watts has served as an instructor at Gordon-Conwell (Boston), Wycliffe Hall (Oxford), Latrobe University (Melbourne), and the Bible College of Victoria (Melbourne). He presently attends Living Waters, which is part of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, and is also a member of the preaching team. Rikk is married to Katie, a primary teacher, and they have two adult children, Steven and Rebecca. In addition to an obsession with sailing, he enjoys movies, good restaurants, music, reading, and going for long walks with Katie.

To get a sense of what Rikk Watts is like here's a clip of him speaking at last year's Festival One.