Author Archives: stepheng

Questions to speakers

The article is about questions from the audience at literary festivals but could also apply to academic conferences. Over the course of the weekend, I attended seven hour-long events, which means I sat through 105 minutes of audience questions. That’s … Continue reading

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Faith and Technology: Flotsam and Jetsam

One of the reasons I blog here is to record interesting web links and articles that I’ve come across with a particular emphasis on the intersection of faith, technology and popular culture. Here’s a bunch of things that have come … Continue reading

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The Infinity Project

One of my first encounters with science fiction literature was through the anthologies of science fiction short stories in school and public libraries. It was in these that I first encountered Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clark, Isaac Asimov, Robert Silverberg, … Continue reading

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Outsider perceptions – Church on Christmas Day

I’m always interested in outsiders’ perspectives on church services, and in particular, those congregations within my own denomination of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand. Here is Kelvin Wright (former Anglican bishop in Dunedin) on attending Rolleston congregation of … Continue reading

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Religion and comics in the new year 

I had the opportunity recently to peruse the samplings of two comic book vendors I don’t normally get a chance to visit, and to rummage through their stock looking for more material for Bible and popular culture resources, and also … Continue reading

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New reading: RedEdits – Geoff Cochrane

On the strength of following The Spinoff’s regular “The Friday Poem” where I read The Friday Poem: ‘Overheard’ by Geoff Cochrane I purchased the 2017 collection of his poems RedEdits published by Victoria University Press. So far, my favourite poem … Continue reading

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A video tour of Evan’s Bay and Porirua’s characterful boat sheds – thisNZlife

Lovely little ‘slice of life’ short film about the boat sheds in Evan’s Bay and the Porirua habour, and some of the people who use them. thisNZlife: A video tour of Evan’s Bay and Porirua’s characterful boat sheds Both locations … Continue reading

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Religion and comics

I was rereading a short popular article I wrote a few years back on religion and comic books with a view to expanding it into something with a bit more academic depth and focus. Something that moves from simply describing … Continue reading

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Human Uniqueness and Technology: Are We Co-Creators with God?

Every now and then, Google Scholar (and other research sites) send an email to say someone’s referenced my PhD thesis in a publication. It’s a good way to keep track of other researchers who are also interested in theology, technology … Continue reading

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Youth Ministry Educators and “Networked Theology”

I was pleased to see a couple of references to the Networked Theology book in papers to be presented at the Association of Youth Ministry Educators 2017 conference in Dallas later this month. Angela Gorrell’s paper on integrating theological new … Continue reading

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