Kingdom Builders 04 finished yesterday and Steve and I wrapped up the “Theology and Real Life” stream looking at Jesus and technology. Over the past three days we’d run sessions on Jesus & the environment, Jesus and the foreshore, and Jesus and technology using Karl Barth’s quote “Tell me your Christology, and I’ll tell you who you are” to weave them together.
It was good to work with Steve and see him in action. His presentation on the foreshore issue here in NZ, where he worked strands of exclusion & embrace, theologies of land and place, and meeting Christ on the foreshore, was outstanding in my opinion. Hopefully it will see publication at some point in the near future.
I learnt a lot in the process about collaboration, presenting outside of the “ivory tower” and also about myself and how I cope (or don’t cope) with stress. (Big “thumbs up” to Kim and Steve there.)