The Boulcott Seminar is a biennial event hosted by Wellington Central Baptist Church, supported by Central’s Boulcott Fund. The Boulcott seminar aims to bring speakers to Wellington who will challenge us on what it means to live out Christian faith in the 21st Century, and to engage faith with public issues. We are interested in hearing from a range of voices, often outside of our own tradition, and we’re keen to encourage ecumenical participation in our seminar.
2019- Mike Frost
We had the privilege of hosting Mike Frost [https://mikefrost.net/ ], an author, speaker, missiologist and agitator, as our speaker in 2019. Mike is the head of missiology at Morling College in Sydney and helped launch the Small Boat Big Sea community in Manly. Mike is the author of a number of books on a mission- shaped approach to doing and being church, including Keep Christianity Weird, Surprise the World, and the Shaping of Things to Come.
2017- Sara Miles
It was awesome to have Sara Miles as our speaker in 2017. Sara, [www.saramiles.net], is the author of Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion; Jesus Freak: Feeding Healing Raising the Dead, and City of God: Faith in the Streets. She is the founder and director of The Food Pantry [www.thefoodpantry.org] and served as Director of Ministry at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church [www.saintgregorys.org] in San Francisco for ten years.
2015- Brian McLaren
We were privileged to have Brian McLaren as our inaugural speaker in August 2015. Brian is an author, activist, thinker and public theologian. He has written a number of books including A Generous Orthodoxy (Zondervan, 2004), A New Kind of Christian (Jossey-Bass, 2001), The Secret Message of Jesus (Thomas Nelson, 2006) , Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road? Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World (Jericho Books, 2012), We Make the Road by Walking (Hodder and Stoughton, 2014)
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