Auckland Events: Conferences with Zack Eswine and Richard Bauckham

This August, there are a couple of events in Auckland with visiting speakers Zack Eswine and Professor Richard Bauckham. Here are the details:

The Questions Jesus Asks

A key part of Jesus’ ministry on earth was his teaching and a key part of his teaching was the way he asked questions.

Join pastor and popular author Zack Eswine as he explains and applies several of the questions Jesus is still asking today such as:

-”What do you want me to do for you?”
-”Why are you afraid?”
-”Why do you doubt?”

By exploring these questions we’ll see how the call to follow Jesus is a call to a more profoundly human experience. Visit the Facebook page for the conference schedule and more details.

When: Friday (1 Aug) 7.30-9pm and Saturday (2 Aug) 9.30-12 noon.
Where: City Pres Church, 283 K’rd Road.
Cost: Free

Dr. Zack Eswine is pastor of Riverside Evangelical Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, MO, USA. Zack has served in pastoral roles for nearly twenty years. He served as Assistant Professor of Homiletics and Director for Doctor of Ministry for six years at Covenant Theological Seminary. Zack’s books include, Sensing Jesus: Life and Ministry as a Human Being, Recovering Eden: The Gospel According to Ecclesiastes, Preaching to a Post-Everything World: Crafting Biblical Sermons that Connect with our Culture and Kindled Fire: How the Methods of C.H. Spurgeon can help your Preaching. His forthcoming books include Spurgeon’s Sorrows: Handling the Painful Sides of Life and Ministry.

An Afternoon with Professor Richard Bauckham

On Thursday 7 August, Professor Richard Bauckham will be at Laidlaw’s Henderson Campus, teaching the following two (free) lectures (50 minute presentation followed by 25 minutes for questions):

1.00pm – 2.15pm: The Authenticity of the Apostolic Eyewitness in the New Testament
2.15pm – 2.45pm: Afternoon tea (provided)
2.45pm – 4.00pm: Mark’s Geography and the Origin of Mark’s Gospel

All are welcome. Please RSVP to

Jesus in Context: Conference with Professor Richard Bauckham, Professor Chris Marshall and others

When: From 9.00am on Friday 8 August to 12.40pm on Saturday 9 August
Where: Carey Baptist College, 473 Great South Road, Penrose
Cost: $40 (waged) | $20 (unwaged); includes lunch and morning tea
Registration: Register online at

The Case of the Historical Jesus: Free Public Lecture with Professor Richard Bauckham

When: Friday 8 August, 7.30pm
Where: Carey Baptist College, 473 Great South Road, Penrose
RSVP: Please RSVP to by Wednesday 6 August

Jesus and the Wild: Free Public Lecture with Professor Richard Bauckham

Laidlaw Graduate School, in partnership with A Rocha Aotearoa New Zealand, invite you to a free public lecture with Professor Richard Bauckham, exploring the fascinating topic of ‘Jesus and the Wild’.

Wilderness is a term that elicits both fear and delight. It is in the wilderness that we recognise our vulnerability as humans and yet also our interconnectedness with non-human life. Yet, we live in an age where wilderness is rapidly disappearing. Ancient forests are cut-down, mountain-tops levelled, and surging rivers are tamed, as human civilisation spreads across the globe. Does Jesus, whose earthly ministry begins in the wilderness (Mark 1:12-13), care about this loss of wild areas? What would Jesus do about climate-change, acidifying oceans, habitat destruction and species extinction?

When: Saturday 9 August, 7.00pm
Where: Laidlaw College’s Henderson Campus,
80 Central Park Drive, Henderson
RSVP: Please RSVP to by Thursday 7 August

Richard Bauckham is professor of New Testament studies and Bishop Wardlaw Professor at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. A fellow of both the British Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, he has also written Bible and Mission: Christian Witness in a Postmodern World.

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