Summer School at Laidlaw – 2021/2022
22 November 2021 – 18 February 2022
Invest some time this summer into deepening and enriching your understanding of Scripture. Take a Laidlaw summer school course by distance from the comfort of your own home!
115.515 Biblical Theology
Be introduced to the broad shape of the biblical story and show how the Christian gospel is integral to biblical theology. It explores the unity, diversity and central themes of the Bible to make sense of the relationships between the Bible, theology, and all of life.
215.515 Beginning Theology
Integrating and apply theological reflection, providing opportunities for learners to develop skills for working with biblical texts in appropriate leadership, church, mission, or community contexts.
Reflect on personal and communal spiritual formation, through engagement with Scripture, theological understandings and a variety of Christian spiritual traditions. This reflection will include (1) evaluation of key aspects of their own formation, (2) evaluation of their experiences of personal and communal strategies intended to facilitate spiritual growth, and (3) the development of spiritual practices which will strengthen their contribution to enhancing human wellbeing within their own social and cultural contexts.
505.515 Mission, Church and Community
Explore and evaluate a range of mission, church, and community-based programmes and applies faith-based principles in Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond. Learners will reflect on how personal and communal expressions of faith can enhance the wellbeing of others in a range of social and cultural contexts.
108.515 Introduction to Biblical Greek 1
Weekly Zoom tutorials until 10 Feb,
with a 2 week Christmas break (time to be arranged to suit students)
Bishopdale College, in partnership with Laidlaw College, are offering Introduction to Biblical Greek 1 in Summer Semester 2021-2022, followed by Introduction to Biblical Greek 2 in Semester 1 2022. These accredited courses are ideal for undergraduate students who want to get ahead with Greek, for master’s students who missed out on doing one of the Biblical languages and now need it, and for those who simply want to learn to how to study the Scriptures with greater depth and understanding. You will learn to read the text, understand Greek vocabulary and grammar, and develop your skills in how to faithfully read and interpret the text of the New Testament.
For more information: Contact [email protected] or call 03 548 8785.
To find out more about these Level 5 courses contact Brittany [email protected]
203.615/715 Theology: God and Creation
The existence and nature of the triune God; biblical overview of the person and ministry of the Holy Spirit; God in creation and providence; the problem of evil; humans made in the image of God; the nature and origins of sin; dialogue with some contemporary and scientific reflections on creation and humanity; angels and powers and principalities.
271.615/715 Gospel and Culture
Be introduced to theological integration by exploring how the Gospel, rooted in the Biblical narrative, informs all areas of life in contemporary culture and society. It asserts that the Gospel is embodied in culture, while at the same time serves to critique and enrich that same culture. Students are introduced to tools and techniques to faithfully “read the signs of the times” in both Aotearoa New Zealand and global contexts, and to evaluate how the Gospel might be expressed authentically and creatively across disciplines and contexts.
403.615/715 Spirituality for Ministry
We build on the topics and spiritual disciplines introduced in 401 Formation. The focus is on developing approaches to life and ministry which will help to maintain balance, sustainability and growth in ourselves and others. The term “ministry” here has the broad sense of using our gifts and our time for God’s service, whatever our context.
To find out more about these Level 6-7 courses contact Brittany [email protected]
R215.830 Theologian in Context (John Milbank and Radical Orthodoxy)
Dr Alan Thomson
Zoom Call Dates:
6 December 7:30 - 9:00pm,
13 December 7:30 - 9:00pm,
7 January 7:30 - 9:00pm,
Intensive 17-21st January 9:30am - 4:30pm
Orthodoxy. John Milbank and Radical Orthodoxy attempt to show how the Christian faith can respond to the challenges of modernity and the critics of Christianity. Although God is making a comeback in our society, popular culture still takes its orders from the Enlightenment, a movement that denied faith a prominent role in society. Today, many are questioning this elevation of reason over faith. How should Christians respond to a secular world that continues to push faith to the margins? This course will challenge and encourage pastors and thoughtful laypeople interested in learning more about currents in contemporary theology.
Applications for Summer Semester 2021-2022 are now open.
Click here to start your online application.
Please complete your Summer Semester enrolment using the Course Selection form by Friday 12 November.
For further information about our programmes and courses at Laidlaw College, please contact our Admissions Coordinator on 0800 999 777 or [email protected].
Summer School Earlybird Applications Close
15 October 2021
All Summer School Applications Close
12 November 2021
For more information on our application dates: CLICK HERE