Paradosis Theology Conference 2016

Key Speakers

Dr Kang Phee Seng
Dr Kang Phee Seng

Dr Kang Phee Seng, Eleanor and Wayne Chiu Professor (Theological Studies), Vice President and Director of Center for Faith & Public Values at China Graduate School of Theology (Hong Kong). Phee Seng holds degrees from the University of Singapore (B.Sc.), China Graduate School of Theology, Hong Kong (M.Div) and the University of Aberdeen (Ph.D.).

A theologian and a scientist, he is recipient of the CTNS/SRCP Science and Religion Course Award (2001) and the Templeton Global Perspectives on Science and Spiritualities Award (2005). Phee Seng is Consulting Editor for Scottish Journal of Theology (Cambridge University Press), and he has published major articles in the fields of systematic and historical theology, science and religion, Christian social ethics, and philosophy of religion.

    The Very Rev Dr Andreas Loewe
    The Very Rev Dr Andreas Loewe

    The Very Revd Dr Andreas Loewe FRHistS is Dean of Melbourne and is responsible for the worship, mission and life of St Paul’s Cathedral, the Cathedral of the Diocese of Melbourne and Anglican Province of Victoria. He is passionate about people, and prays that the Cathedral may be a place where many can experience the transforming love of God.

    Dean Andreas’ academic research centres on theology, as well as ecclesiastical and music history. He enjoys thinking about the Bible and Theology and in particular the way in which Scripture can be communicated through music. He has published widely in the fields of ecclesiastical history and music, and has many years of experience in higher education as a lecturer and research academic.

    He is a Fellow and Lecturer at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Prior to coming to St Paul’s Cathedral, Andreas was Senior Chaplain of Trinity College, The University of Melbourne, and Gavan Senior Lecturer in Theology at Trinity College Theological School, the University of Divinity, where he taught undergraduates and graduates, and mentored students preparing for Anglican ministry.

      Plenary Speakers

      Dr Bradley Penner
      Dr Bradley Penner

      Dr. Bradley Penner was born and raised in Canada and has been married to Marci for 14 years. They have two children and they all live in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. Brad holds three degrees in theology: B.A. from Prairie College, M.A. from Briercrest Seminary, and Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh where he composed and successfully defended his thesis on Karl Barth's theology of the true religion as found in his Church Dogmatics. Brad currently works as an Instructor in Theology for Prairie College and as an Adjunct faculty member for Briercrest Seminary.

        Dr Gregory Forbes
        Dr Gregory Forbes

        Greg has had close ties with MST since he commenced undergraduate studies at the college in 1986. After completing a BTh in 1991, he has since completed an MTh on Revelation 20 and was awarded a PhD from Deakin University for a thesis on the parables in Luke. Research interests include Synoptic Gospels, General Epistles, and Greek grammar as it relates to exegesis. Greg is married to Anne-Maree and they have three sons.

          Dr Thomas Kimber
          Dr Thomas Kimber

          Dr Tom Kimber is one of the newest appointments to the MST Faculty. He lectures in Missional and Pastoral Theology and has extensive experience on the mission field where he served with his wife, Sue, in Asia for many years. The Kimbers also taught at Biola University, California, before making the big move to Melbourne.

            Dr Michael Brautigam
            Dr Michael Brautigam

            Michael and his wife, Jenni, are originally from Germany. They lived for several years in Scotland, where Michael tutored in theology and completed his PhD. His doctoral dissertation focuses on the Christology of Swiss theologian Adolf Schlatter (1852–1938), and he has also published on Jonathan Edwards, Dutch Neo-Calvinism, and the relation between theology and culture. Michael has worked as a pastor in Germany (Free Evangelical Church), and he served as an elder in a local Edinburgh congregation of the Free Church of Scotland.