Monday, 7 July 2008

SBL International Meeting, Auckland - Day 1

The first day of the SBL International Meeting in Auckland went by without much incident. I did my registration at the School of Engineering, picked up the tote bag, and then met up with a fellow Malaysian medical student in Auckland, who despite having nothing to do with theology in his studies, decided to sign up for SBL Meeting. I suspect he might be the only non-biblical studies student in SBL meeting. Welcome to SBL, CW, and I hope you enjoy and learn something from the conference.

The powhiri followed the registration. Powhiri is the traditional Maori welcome ceremony. I decided to give this event a miss as I have witnessed this in my earlier trip to New Zealand.


Alex Tang said...

hi Kar Yong,

I believe all disciples of Christ has something to do with theology even though they may not be associated with any theological seminary or have theological degrees :)

Hurrah for CW

keropok lekor said...

Haha, thanks for the affirmations :)

I paid nzd$100 for it okay, don pray pray. In case I fail my medical degree or got kicked out from the hospital, at least I know I can still become a bible scholar like Karyong.

Maybe I can should consider specialising in LGBT and ecological/cosmological reading of the sacred feminine in the NT corpus.

Kar Yong said...

Hi Alex,
You are's just that some of the sessions in SBL Meeting may not be that orthodox...

Kar Yong said...

Keropok Lekor,

STM awaits you!!