Research Seminar

As a part of Laidlaw’s commitment to relevant, gospel-centred, innovative research, the School of Theology faculty gather on the second Wednesday of each month for a research seminar. The seminars are built around a simple format – one academic presentation followed by critical interaction. The seminar is videoconferenced across Laidlaw’s three campuses. 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. 

If you are unable to come to a Laidlaw campus and would like to join in from your device (anywhere, any place), please email Greg Liston, [email protected]

On 4 March three Laidlaw staff members will be talking about their experiences at the Swinton course “A Practical Theology of Mental Health” at Otago University earlier this year. They will be speaking about how to understand serious mental health challenges in the context of practical theology.

  • Sarah Penwarden will be speaking about major depression; what theological questions it raises and how the church might respond.
  • David Crawley will talk on the lived experience of hearing voices and its invitations to Christian communities. 
  • Fiona Sherwin will engage with a theological consideration of dementia, and consider what it means when you can no longer remember who God is.
Where Henderson Campus, Manukau Campus, Christchurch Campus
When 12:30pm - 1:25pm
Cost FREE & open to the public
RSVP Not required