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Thought Matters Conference to explore concept of salvation

Thought Matters Conference to explore concept of salvation

Thought Matters Conference to explore concept of salvation

1 August 2016

By Anne Halliday

Re-examining the foundational doctrine of The Salvation Army’s mission and message will be centre stage at this year’s Thought Matters Conference to be held in Melbourne in October.

More than 14 speakers from Australia Eastern, Australia Southern, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga, and Canadian territories will offer diverse perspectives on the concept of salvation and its practical implications at the conference which this year is entitled “Rediscovering Salvation: New Creation and an Abundant Gospel”.

“At the time of our name (The Salvation Army) being penned there was little doubt what salvation meant, and this drove much of the Army’s fervour and success,” says forum member Captain Stuart Glover. “But what about salvation in our time and culture?

“Anecdotal evidence shows that emerging generations are finding it difficult to understand and engage with salvation through the lens of the evangelical tradition of the past 50 years. Do we need to re-engage with our salvation roots and perhaps even re-imagine what the idea of salvation looks as we live out God’s calling in the 21st century?”

Held since 2007, the Thought Matters Conference is run by the Australasian Tri-Territorial Theological Forum (TTTF) and seeks to explore, challenge and engage with issues of importance to individuals and to The Salvation Army’s mission and ministry practice. Salvation Army academics, practitioners, officers and soldiers are all welcome to participate in the conference.

This year’s conference will be held from 14-16 October at Catherine Booth College in Ringwood. Early-bird registration until 31 August is $130 (then $150 until 23 September).

Find more information on their Facebook page or register for the conference HERE.

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