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Thought Matters Conference to unpack concept of salvation

Thought Matters Conference to unpack concept of salvation

Thought Matters Conference to unpack concept of salvation

5 April 2016

Exploring, challenging and embracing the biblical concept of salvation will be the focus of this year’s Thought Matters Conference, to be held in Melbourne from 14-16 October. Run by the Australasian Tri-Territorial Theological Forum (TTTF), the annual conference is inviting papers that address issues relevant to the theme of Rediscovering Salvation: new creation and an abundant gospel.

“Our name The Salvation Army has the word “Salvation” in the middle of it. It’s what we are about. But salvation from what to what?” said forum member Captain Stuart Glover. “At the time of our name being penned there was little doubt what salvation meant, and this drove much of the Army’s fervour and ‘success’. Have we spent too much energy on being ‘Army’ at the expense of ‘salvation’? Do we need to reimagine what the idea of salvation looks as we live out God's calling in the 21st century? This year’s conference will grapple with some of these issues.”

The conference welcomes perspectives arising from biblical studies, historical and practical theology or interdisciplinary fields. Held since 2007, it brings together Salvation Army academics, practitioners, officers and soldiers to explore issues of critical importance to both individuals and The Salvation Army’s mission and ministry practice. For more information, go to: facebook.com/thoughtmatters

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