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WELCOME TO THE 2016 TRILOGY OF MEETINGS

@ST. PAUL’S UNIVERSITY, KENYA

 


 

ON SUBMITTING A ‘SALT INAUGURAL CONF. PAPER/PANEL PROPOSAL’

 

Presenters or panelists are to be guided by the stated mission and purpose of SALT, when submitting paper or panel proposals for the SALT inaugural conference, Thus, papers or panels may choose to explore an aspect(s) of the mission and purpose; or else move in that general direction, so as to engage critically with them.

 

Each proposal should include the following items below, along with a 200-300 word-abstract or summary of paper or panel theme to be submitted:

 

1.       1. Name of Paper Presenter or Symposium Convener/ Names of panelists (if symposium)

2.       2. Full title of paper or theme of panel/symposium or seminar

3.       3. Presenter’s or convener’s academic specialization and professional area

4.       4. Academic discipline or field for your paper (e.g., social anthropology, economic history, social ethics, …)

5.       5.  A target professional and industrial area(s) or group(s) for your paper or panel/symposium

6.       6. Specify a major plenary session for your presentation or panel discussion (Socio-Economics; Politics and the African State; Lower and Higher Education; Christianity and African Society; Ethics, Morality and the Good Life; Theology and Globalization; Urban Africa’s New Social Ordering of Society; other?)

7.       7. Specific contribution of your paper or panel/symposium or seminar to the SALT mission and purpose.

 

Email your proposal, plus full contact details for presenter or panelists, and a brief academic/institutional and professional profile to: meetings@hokmahouse.org; hokmahouse.conf.2000@gmail.com

 

 


 

8-9 SEPTEMBER 2016: INSTITUTE FOR BIBLICAL PREACHING—IBP


IBP 2016: Church ministers/Christian leaders and practical theology students and lecturers—join us for practical sessions on biblical preaching in Africa today. IBP is open to SBS attendees, and vice versa. No membership fee! Only one registration is needed! (click on url:http://www.hokmahouse.org/downloads-doc/Inst%204%20Biblical%20Preaching.Registration%20form.SPU-Kenya%202016.doc).

Short lead papers for group discussion or topics for seminar/workshop are welcome on the following (Deadline: 31 May):

 

IBP modules or preaching learning sessions:

Preaching based on the Biblical Text

Preaching & OT/NT Cultural Backgrounds

Preaching the Whole Bible in Its Parts

Study of Homiletics and Rhetoric

Homiletics and Theology/Hermeneutics

Preaching in Africa Today and Tomorrow

 

History of Preaching and Preachers

 

The Sermon: Its Making and Methods

 

Contemporary Issues for Preachers

 

10-12 SEPTEMBER 2016:SOCIETY OF BIBLICAL SCHOLARS—SBS


SBS 2016: African biblical scholars, doctoral students in biblical studies, professors of biblical studies and theological educators are invited to attend or participate in SBS conf. Submit a paper or panel proposal/abstract or summary on a topic based on the CLS below. (200-300 words, + full contact details for presenter or panelists + brief academic/ institutional and professional profile).To register, click on: http://www.hokmahouse.org/downloads-doc/SBS%202016.Registration%20&%20Participation%20form.doc

New Deadline: 31 May.

No membership requirement for 2016 SBS Conf. Non-members: one paper or panel only; SBS members: two papers or panels only.

 

CONFERENCE LEARNING SESSION (CLS)

Biblical Exegesis & Interpretation: OT / NT

Biblical Backgrounds & Archaeology

Biblical (or OT / NT) Theology

Biblical History & Cognate Studies

Hermeneutics & Criticism

Intertestamental (Jewish) Studies

Second Temple/Rabbinic Studies

Second Century/Patristic Studies

Language, Linguistics & Textual Criticism

Dead Sea Scrolls/Qumran Studies

Religions, Comparative/History of

Interdisciplinary Studies/Bible, Theology, Culture

 

NEW! 13-14 SEPTEMBER 2016: SOCIETY FOR AFRICAN LIFE AND THOUGHT—SALT

 

SALT 2016:

To learn more about this conf., please go to the SALT page on www.hokmahouse.org

The mission and purpose of SALT are encapsulated by the five major areas below. In its bid to serve an emergent African democratic society, by anchoring the full spectrum of social  life and practices in contemporary Africa to a robust framework of wholesome critical thought, and the pursuit of truth in life, SALT shall strive to accomplish the following tasks as it serves the African academia, ecclesia and the new African community-in-society:

 

1.  Engaging with African issues past, present and future in a multi-disciplinary context;

2.  Giving focus, depth and direction to contemporary African discourses;

3.  Exploring new mission frontiers in the expanding knowledge economy, which would promote integrated human flourishing on the continent;

4.  Serving as a catalyst for contemporary African (Christian) communities’ critical engagement with the world;

5.  Forming a Christian theological resource-base for realizing a new social ordering of society for Africa, and new social offers for African citizens.

Deadline: 31 May!

To register, click on url: http://www.hokmahouse.org/downloads-doc/Inst%204%20Resource%20Dev.SALT%202016%20Conf%20Registration-Participant%20form.doc

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 2016 Conference Planning Group Members:

@Hokma House/JETS:

ProfessorRandee Ijatuyi-Morphé, Director & Convener (PhD, Trinity International Univ., USA)—CPG Chair

@Uganda Christian University:

under Rev. Canon Dr. John Senyonyi, VC (PhD, Melbourne, Australia) MA (TEDS, USA):

Alfred Olwa, PhD (Moore College, Sydney, Australia): Dean, Faculty of Theology

Benon Musinguzi, PhD (Makerere Univ., Uganda): DVC Academics—SALT Consult Group Secretary

@St. Paul’s University, Kenya:

under Rev. Professor Joseph Galgalo, PhD (Univ. of Cambridge):

Chosefu Chemorion, Senior Lecturer (ThM, Emory Univ.; DTh, Univ. of Stellenbosch): Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies

Alfred Kabiro Gatumu, Senior Lecturer (PhD, Univ. of Durham): Chairman, SPU Centre for Translation and Contextual Bible Study— CPG Liaison/Secretary

@Nigerian Advanced School of Theology:

Rev. Professor O. E. Inworogu, Rector (MA, ORU, USA; PhD, Univ. of Nigeria, Nsukka)

@Univ. of South Africa/Unisa Institute for Theology and Religion:

Rev. Professor M. Sam Tshehla, PhD (Univ. of KwaZulu-Natal)

@UCZ University, Zambia:

Jonathan Kangwa, PhD (Univ. of KwaZulu-Natal)

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2016 SALT Consult Group Members:

@ Boston University:

1. Head/Chair, SALT Consult Group: Dr. Nimi Wariboko, Walter G. Muelder Professor of Social Ethics @ Boston University, School of Theology  http://www.bu.edu/sth/profile/nimi-wariboko/

 @ Erasmus University/African Studies Centre, Leiden Univ.:

2. Dr. Wim van Binsbergen, emeritus professor, ASC Leiden/Erasmus University. http://www.ascleiden.nl/organization/people/wim-van-binsbergen

@ University of Louisville:

3. Dr. D. A. Masolo, professor of philosophy, Distinguished University Scholar, University of Louisville

https://louisville.edu/philosophy/faculty-staff/faculty-profile-pages/dismas-masolo

@ Uganda Christian University

4. SALT CG Secretary: Dr. Benon Musinguzi, DVC Academic Affairs, Uganda Christian University—BSc (Economics/Statistics), M.A. (Demography) and PhD in Population Studies (Makerere University, Kampala. www.ucu.ac.ug)


 

SALT 2016: Special Announcement!

 

INSTITUTE FOR RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

@ HOKMA HOUSE

(AN EDUCATIONAL & RESEARCH ORGANIZATION - NIGERIA)

 

 ANNOUNCES THE INAUGURAL SALT CONFERENCE

 

SOCIETY FOR AFRICAN LIFE AND THOUGHT

. . . shaping a new life, identity and thought (LIT)

 

ON

13-14 SEPTEMBER 2016

@

ST. PAUL'S UNIVERSITY, LIMURU, KENYA

 

The mission and purpose of SALT are encapsulated by the five major areas below. In its bid to serve an emergent African democratic society, by anchoring the full spectrum of social  life and practices in contemporary Africa to a robust framework of wholesome critical thought, and the pursuit of truth in life, SALT shall strive to accomplish the following tasks as it serves the African academia, ecclesia and the new African community-in-society:

 1.     Engaging with African issues past, present and future in a multi-disciplinary context;

2.     Giving focus, depth and direction to contemporary African discourses;

3.     Exploring new mission frontiers in the expanding knowledge economy, which would promote integrated human flourishing on the continent;

4.     Serving as a catalyst for contemporary African (Christian) communities’ critical engagement with the world;

5.     Forming a Christian theological resource-base for realizing a new social ordering of society for Africa, and new social offers for African citizens.

 For SALT conference registration info/Official Guide, form, visit the web site @ www.hokmahouse.org or write to: hokmahouse.conf.2000@gmail.com and meetings@hokmahouse.org . Pre-registration ends 31 May 2016. Call for Papers and Panel Proposals: ends 31May 2016.

 SALT Features:

Plenaries—Panels—Presentations; SALT Symposia; SALT Consult Group;

Special session on Socio-Economic & Political (SEPol) Forum (Abuja, 2014);

Special session on Dot.Edu Forum: ‘Integrating Knowledge across Disciplines for Holistic Progress’;

Special session on Christianity and African Society Today CAST Forum; SALT and Africa Summit:

Africa Summit Concept Proposal (© 2013); Future launch of the SALT Journal and SALT Monograph Series

 

The future must look clearer, brighter, better and closer after all of this!

                                                                                       www.hokmahouse.org

CALL FOR PAPERS, PANELS & PROPOSALS—Open!

(Ends 31 May 2016)

You’re invited to attend and participate in the upcoming exciting meetings listed below

@ST. PAUL’S UNIVERSITY, KENYA

8-9 SEPTEMBER 2016: INSTITUTE FOR BIBLICAL PREACHING—IBP

10-12 SEPTEMBER 2016: SOCIETY OF BIBLICAL SCHOLARS—SBS

NEW! 13-14 SEPTEMBER 2016: SOCIETY OF AFRICAN LIFE AND THOUGHT—SALT

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

hokmahouse.conf.2000@gmail.com; meetings@hokmahouse.org

 

 


 POSTED BY: HOKMA MEETINGS & MEDIA 2016


 

 2015 SBS & IBP COMBINED CONFERENCE AND SEMINAR

(24-28 SEPTEMBER & 26-27 SEPTEMBER)

 

The meetings were declared open by the Vice Chancellor of St. Paul’s University - Kenya, and Systematic Theologian, Rev. Prof. Joseph Galgalo (PhD, University of Cambridge).

DAY 1 HIGHLIGHT:

KEYNOTE PAPER:

Biblical Faith and the ‘New Syncretism’: Engaging the Historical and Hermeneutical Challenge of Contextualization in Africa,by Dr. Sammy Githuku (Dean, Faculty of Theology, St. Paul’s University, Kenya)

DAY 2 HIGHLIGHT:

COHORTS/SEMINARS:

The Relevance of New Testament Critical Methodology and Methods for Contemporary Evangelical Exegesis and Preaching In the 21st Century, by Michael Adegbola, MDiv (Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Nigeria)

Rachel’s Desire for Mandrakes in Genesis 30:14-24 and the Dilemma of Barren Women in African Communities, by Dr. Diphus Chemorion (St. Paul’s University, Kenya)

The Pauline Concept of Supernatural Powers vis-à-vis Structures of Human Existence and Christ’s Supremacy: A social-scientific interpretation, by Dr. Kabiro Gatumu (St. Paul’s University, Kenya

Qumran and Pesher Interpretation of Habakkuk: Identifying Similarities and Differences with New Testament Exegesis,by Dr. Bitrus Sarma (Jos ECWA Theological Seminary, Nigeria)

Women in the Apostolic Ministry, by Dr. Emmanuel Oyemomi (Baptist College of Theology Lagos, Nigeria)

DAY 3 HIGHLIGHT:

OT Main Paper

Textuality and Orality: Rethinking the Pentateuchal so-called Yahwistic and Elohistic Traditions, by Prof. Jean Koulagna (InstitutLuthériendeThéologie, Cameroun)

IBP Keynote Paper

Biblical Preaching: An Overview of Purposes and Approaches over the Centuries, by Prof. Joseph Galgalo (St. Paul’s University, Kenya)

Seminar

Paul and Gender Equality: A Postcolonial Examination of Gender Equality in 1 Corinthians 11:3-16 and other Selected Passages in Pauline epistles, by Dr. Lydia Mwaniki (All Africa Conference of Churches, Kenya)

DAY (3 &) 4 HIGHLIGHT:

SBS THEME SYMPOSIUM: OT and NT
Engaging Scripture, Transforming Culture:
Exegesis, Criticism, Hermeneutics & Theology

SOUNDINGS: BIBLICAL STUDIES MAIN PAPER

The Shape and Shadow of Antiquity: Navigating the Biblical World for New Paradigms of Biblical Studies, by Prof. Randee Ijatuyi-Morphé (Hokma House/Jos ECWA Theological Seminary, Nigeria)

BUSINESS MEETING

IBP SEMINAR PAPERS

Rediscovering the Church Fathers for the 21st Century Pulpit Ministry: Gleanings from the Exegesis of John Chrysostom, by Dr. Bitrus Sarma (Jos ECWA Theological Seminary, Nigeria)

Locating God in Times of Loneliness (Psalm 22), by Dr. Emmanuel Oyemomi (Baptist College of Theology Lagos, Nigeria)

IBP Symposium on: Biblical Preaching in Africa

POSTED BY: HOKMA MEETINGS & MEDIA

 


 

2015 IBP NIGERIA KICKS OFF 18-19 SEPTEMBER

REGISTRATION STARTS 09:00; SEMINAR 10:00-16:00

@ WELCOME CENTRE HOTELS
 
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Ikeja, Lagos
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Email: info@welcomecentrehotels.com

 

RESOURCE PERSONS AND SESSION LEADERS

Miracle Ajah, PhD, Lecturer @Department of Christian Theology, National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos

Williams Burga, M.A. Senior Minister of ECWA Church Yaba, Lagos

Randee Ijatuyi-Morphé, PhD, Director of Hokma House—Centre for Biblical Research (an educational and research organization) in Jos

Ambrose Massaquoi, PhD cand (@Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, UK), missionary with Great Commission Movement since 1987 and Head of Africa Centre for Theological Studies, Lagos

Caleb Ogunkunle, PhD, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Religions and Chaplain of Chapel of the Light, University of Ilorin

 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

 

THEME: GRASPING THE TEXT, GETTING THE MESSAGE AND GIVING THE WORD

FORUM: Preaching and the State of Affairs in Nigerian Society

SYMPOSIUM: Preaching Major OT Biblical Theological Themes

INTERACTIVE LECTURES:

Preaching Major OT Biblical Theological Themes

How the Shape of the Bible Shapes Its Proclamation

SEMINARS:

Transforming Preaching and People in Nigeria Today

Biblical Theology of Human and Social Transformation

 


 

HIGHLIGHTS OF SBS & IBP 2015 CONFERENCE @SPU, KENYA

 (24-28 SEPTEMBER & 26-27 SEPTEMBER)

 


 

SBS & IBP 2015 PLENARY SPEAKERS/SYMPOSIA/PANELS

Plenary Speakers/Presenters and Symposium/Panel Moderators:

 

Joseph Galgalo, PhD, University of Cambridge, England

Professor of Systematic Theology & Vice Chancellor, St. Paul’s University, Kenya

Kabiro Gatumu, PhD, University of Durham, UK

Senior Lecturer in New Testament & 2015 SBS/IBP Program Group Liaison,@ Faculty of Theology @St. Paul’s University, Kenya

Sammy Githuku, PhD, Catholic University of East Africa, Kenya

Senior Lecturer in Old Testament & Dean, Faculty of Theology @St. Paul’s University, Kenya

Randee Ijatuyi-Morphé, PhD, Trinity International University, USA

Director, Hokma House—Centre for Biblical Research & Chair, 2015 SBS/IBP Conference

Professor of Biblical Studies (New Testament) @ECWA Theological Seminary Jos, Nigeria

Jean Koulagna, PhD, University of Strasbourg, France
Professor of Old Testament studies & Academic Dean @The Institut Luthérien de Théologie, Meiganga, Cameroun

Gesila Uzukwu, PhD, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Free Researcher @KU Leuven and Lecturer in New Testament @The Major Seminary of the Missionary Society of St. Paul Seminary, Abuja-Nigeria

 


 

 2015 SBS/IBP LOGISTICS & ORGANIZING GROUP, LOG @SPU

1. Rev. Dr. Sammy Githuku (Senior Lecturer, Dean Faculty of Theology)

2. Rev, Dr. Kabiro wa Gatumu (Senior Lecturer & SBS/IBP Liaison)

3. Rev. Dr. Diphus Chosefu Chemorion (Senior Lecturer, Director of Postgraduate Studies)

4. Rev. Dr. Lydia Mwaniki, (Lecturer)

5. Rev. Dr, John Michael Kiboi (Lecturer)

6. Rev. Dr. Zebedi Atieno Muga (Senior Lecturer)

7. Mr. Daniel Kirienye Maina (Senior Administrative Assistant, Office of the Dean of Students)


 

SBS & IBP 2015 PLENARY SPEAKERS/SYMPOSIA/PANELS

Plenary Sessions (for main papers to be presented by commissioned speakers)

Seminars/Workshops/Cohorts (open to registered scholars with approved topics & abstracts). Recommendation to new presenters/attendees:

learning cohort is an exploratory session, designed to survey themes/texts; or introduce a (new) topic or idea, examine the issues that once defined it, and continue to define it, or no longer define it; it’s the sure way to get into SBS and find out what it’s all about.
 

Panels/Colloquia (open!)--proposals/panelists may be submitted by registered conveners

Symposia (multidisciplinary on conf. theme):

A. Engaging Scripture, Transforming Culture: Exegesis, Criticism, Hermeneutics and Theology (OT discussion)

B. Engaging Scripture, Transforming Culture: Exegesis, Criticism, Hermeneutics and Theology (NT discussion)


 

Kenyan Excursions & Tours (organized by The Travel Hive) Register with Tour Form @downloads or @venue

Options include:

Nairobi City Tour—3 hours: Taking to city market, parliament building, law courts, Kenyatta Conference Centre,Snake Park and the museum. Cost: USD 150 per person, minimum of 5 people per bus.

Bomas of Kenya—3 hours: Visiting cultural dancers; Cost: USD 100 per person, minimum of 5 people per bus.

Karen Blixen Museum—3 hours: Visiting Karen Blixen’s former Kenya home, afterwards, drive to see the Rothschild Giraffe at the Giraffe Center or Giraffe Manor (this is also the headquarters of the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife [A.F.E.W]). Cost: USD 100 per person, minimum 5 people.

Nairobi National Park—4 hours: A 13Km away from the city center; after a visit to the animal orphanage, go for game viewing. Cost: USD 100 per person, minimum 5 people in the nine seater bus.

Lake Nakuru National Park—a whole day: Visiting a mini safari with beautiful scenery through the Great Rift Valley. There are hundreds of the spectacular flamingoes at the lake Lunch, then after lunch drive slowly to Nairobi            arriving around 6pm. Cost: USD 200 per person, minimum of 5 people in the van.


 

INSTITUTE FOR BIBLICAL PREACHING (IBP)

PREACHING, PRESENCE, PULPIT & PEDAGOGY

 EQUIPPING THE MINISTERIAL CORPS OF THE CHURCH IN AFRICA

 

IBP SEMINAR: 26-27 September

Briefing on IBP

Sermon by Keynote Speaker

Sermon Critique/Response—interaction with the speaker

Institute Interactive Lecture I

Institute Interactive Lecture II

Seminars/Workshops (open)--based on IBP modules

Symposium on ‘Preaching in Africa’ (SBS & IBP Participants)

A.    Of Preaching and Preachers (focus: studying the African preaching landscape)

B.     The State of the Art of Preaching in Africa (focus: country/church profile)

C.     Good Preaching and the Making of a Good Society (focus: church—country)

Participants attend/speak @ church services in the greater Nairobi metropolis


 

GUIDE TO KEY SESSIONS/ACTIVITIES DURING SBS CONF:

Morning Session:

08:00hr             Official program starts

 Meditations on Scripture

 Corporate prayer & thanksgiving

 08:30hr            Director’s Briefing on SBS

 09:00hr            Plenary Session

 SBS/IBP secretariat opens for registration/exhibition hall displays

 Afternoon Session:

 12:30hr            Lunch/approved unscheduled meetings

 14:30hr            Seminars/Workshops/Cohorts/Consultations

 16:00hr            Scheduled meetings

 Evening Session:

 17:00hr            Panels/Symposia

 18:00hr            Registration closes

 19:00hr            Evening meal

 21:00hr            Exhibition/display closes


 

!

Dot¤Edu Forum

Exploring Educational Foundations & Transformations

THE ALL-AFRICA DOT¤EDU FORUM


ON HOLD, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!

 

THEME DESCRIPTION (go to downloads)

‘INTEGRATING KNOWLEDGE ACROSS DISCIPLINES FOR HOLISTIC PROGRESS’

CALL FOR PAPERS—TBA!

 


 

... more info will be posted soon for our upcoming meetings ... please, check back later!

Main Speakers @ SEPol Forum 2014

  DANIEL ETOUNGA-MANGUELLE, PhD (CAMEROON) a noted author, civil engineer and economist; member for 3 yrs of the World Bank’s Council of African Advisors (Washington, DC); presenter @ the 1999 Harvard Symposium on ‘Culture Matters: How Values Shape Human Progress’ (Harvard University; Associate Professor of Economics in: Paris (1972-74), Alexandria (1990-92), Yaoundé; and visiting professor in Dakar (2000-2004); an international speaker.
RANDEE IJATUYI-MORPHÉ, PhD (NIGERIA) an interdisciplinary scholar, author and theologian; has taught theology for 20 years, since 1982; chaired the PhD Committee @ Jos ECWA Theological Seminary; his Africa’s Social and Religious Quest (646p; by LQ Publishing, 2011 / Univ. Press of America, 2013) was nominated in 2013 for the international ‘Grawemeyer Award in Religion’ by Louisville Sem./Univ. of Louisville; director of Hokma House; the convener of SEPol Forum (Africa Summit).
PHILOMENA MWAURA, PhD (KENYA) director of the Center for Gender Equity and Empowerment @ Kenyatta University; associate professor, Dept. of Philosophy and Religious Studies @ Kenyatta University, Nairobi; well-published author; international conference speaker; William Paton fellow @ Univ. of Birmingham (2007); senior research fellow @ Divinity School, Yale Univ. (2010).
NIMI WARIBOKO, PhD (USA) former investment banker on Wall Street / adjunct business professor @ Hofstra Univ., New York; now the Katherine B. Stuart professor of Ethics @ Andover Newton Theological School – USA’s oldest Seminary.; author/co-editor of 20 books on economic ethics, development studies, continental philosophy and Pentecostal studies; works include: God and Money; Financial Statement Analysis; Economics in Spirit and Truth; Ethics and Time; Pentecostal Principle.
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