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Thought Matters Conference 2016

Thought Matters conference 2016

Event 14-16 October 2016

This year's conference will explore the definition of salvation.

Conference commences 7pm, Friday 14 October, 2016
Finishing at 1.30pm, Sunday 16 October, 2016

Conference Location

Catherine Booth College
100 Maidstone Street
Ringwood, Victoria, Australia

Conference Registration

Early bird registration - Before 31st August $130
Full conference registration $150
Register for the conference by 23 September at www.trybooking.com/MBBP

Conference Program Times

Friday 14 October 7pm – 9.30pm
Saturday 15 October 9am – 9.30pm
Sunday 16 October 9am – 1.30pm


Meals are provided for Saturday lunch, dinner and Sunday lunch.


Registration for the conference does not include accommodation for delegates. Please make your own accommodation arrangements separately to your conference registration.

Limited accommodation is available at Catherine Booth College Campus in Ringwood. For information on accommodation, please contact CBC Reception +61 (0)3 9847 5400.

Special discounted rates are available at the Golden Pebble Hotel in Wantirna South (less than 10 minutes’ drive from CBC Campus). Please call the Golden Pebble +61 (0)3 9837 8800 for more information. Mention ‘The Salvation Army Conference’ to receive special rates for delegates: Queen $119, King $139, Deluxe $179.

Contact Details

For all other conference enquiries, please contact Chelsea Jain:
T: +61 (0)3 9847 5400
E: chelsea.jain@aus.salvationarmy.org

Tri-Territorial Theological Forum

Thought Matters is the annual conference organised and facilitated by The Salvation Army Tri-Territorial Forum (TTTF). The TTTF exists to facilitate theological discussion which informs ministry practice. It is composed of representatives from each of the contributing territories - Australia Eastern, Australia Southern and New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.

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Theme for the 2016 Conference

This year's conference will explore the definition of salvation. The biblical concepts of new creation and abundance raise potential implications for our understanding of salvation. Have we individualised, spiritualised, privatised and institutionalised notions of salvation? What does a fuller concept of salvation actually look like?

Presenters and Papers

Phil Davisson Re-describing Salvation: God’s
Presence and Purposes
Caroline Jewkes Salvation is Friendship
Rachel Montgomery Belonging Before Believing:
a Journey of Salvation
Quentin Castle A Salvation for Both Now and Later
David Janssen Creation and the Parody of Salvation
Matthew Seaman Salvation, Hope and Apocalyptic:
Emerging Ecologies
Ian Hutson Tribal Salvation
Colin Reynolds Blood, Fire and Lotus Flower
Cameron Horsburgh The Development of
Atonement Theory in The Salvation Army
Emma Moore Are there people for whom traditional
understandings of Salvation are unhelpful?
Genevieve Peterson Gendered Salvation
Claire Emerton Measuring Salvation: Faith, Action
and Community
Carla Lindsey Songs of Salvation?
Christine Faragher Full Salvation, Fully Human:
How Full is Full?