Here are some links to pages that discuss using WordPress to manage websites beyond the simple blog, makes sense to me and I might try it out on a web project soon.
There are two conferences coming up which look exciting:
The 2008 Conference on the Bible and Justice
29 May – 1 June, 2008
University of Sheffield
The 2008 Conference on Bible and Justice will bring together scholars from around the world to explore how the ancient texts of the Bible can play an active role in addressing twenty-first century social concerns. The purpose of the conference is to foster discussion about the relevance of the Bible to modern social issues, and promote bridges between the academic field of biblical studies and the various endeavours for a just world.
The Conference Will Focus On Three Main Areas:
- Human Rights
- Economic Justice
- Environmental Justice
Keynote Speakers Are:
- Stanley Hauerwas, Duke University
- Timothy Gorringe, University of Exeter
- John Rogerson, University of Sheffield (Emeritus)
Society for the Study of Theology Conference 2008: Theology and Politics
St John’s College, Durham
31 March – 3 April 2008
John Milbank: provisional paper title: Paul and Politics;
Oliver O’Donovan: Romulus’s City
György Geréby: provisional paper title: Medieval Political Theology;
Scott Thomas: provisional paper title: Religion and International Relations;
Tina Beattie: provisional paper title: Theology of Human Rights
Charles Matthewes: provisional paper title: On Political Theology After The End of History
Here is a posting from http://blog.prayers.org/?p=655 about NZ’s state of religion a prayer requests for Feb:
4 – 6 Pacific: New Zealand is a secular society; people see the church and Christianity as irrelevant. More and more people claim to be of ‘no religion’ and churches are rapidly shrinking and losing their young people. Churches need to understand how to reach out to these ‘post-modern’ generations.
New Zealand is ranked 4th in the world for the number of missionaries that it sends out.
Large numbers of Polynesians have immigrated to New Zealand to look for work. Auckland has the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world. Many live in poorer areas, where unemployment and crime are commonplace.
The recent revival in Maori culture is changing New Zealand society. Throughout history Maoris have suffered; they lost rights to their land in the 19th century and now have higher levels of unemployment and poverty than European New Zealanders.
Pray that a new generation of Maoris would find cultural acceptance and freedom in Jesus.