Dion Forster (Ph.D)
Dion A. Forster holds a PhD in Systematic Theology (SA) and is currently completing a second PhD in Theology (Radboud University, Holland).
He was formerly the Dean of John Wesley College, the seminary of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa.
Dion serves on the full time faculty of Stellenbosch University, as a senior lecturer in Systematic Theology and Ethics, with a focus on Public Theology and is also a senior researcher in the Beyers Naudé centre for Public Theology.
His most recent book is entitled Between Capital and Cathedral: Essays on Church and State relationships. (University of South Africa Press, 2013).
For a list of academic publications (articles and books) please visit the following Academia.edu profile page.
I am the international chairman for a global anti corruption campaign called EXPOSED - Shining a light on corruption.
EXPOSED is a global campaign initiated by the World Evangelical Alliance, Unashamedly Ethical, the International Bible Societies, Micah Challenge and the Salvation Army. Please join us in making a stand on poverty and corruption - you can get information on EXPOSED here.
A lot of my time is spent trying to figure out new ways of relating the unchanging love of God to an ever changing world. That is risky business! I have devoted a great deal of my life to helping people to develop to their very highest potential in order to be agents of healing and transformation in the world.
I hold a doctorate in theology and science (Artificial Intelligence, Neuroscience, and African Theology). I have published numerous books (click here to read more).
My work involves serving Churches, Church leaders, Businesses and Business leaders in effectively establishing God's Kingdom of grace, mercy, and love.
I was previously the Dean of the Seminary of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, John Wesley College Kilnerton.
Over the years I have taught Systematic Theology, Ethics, New Testament and Greek. I served as a lecturer in Systematic Theology and Ethics at the University of South Africa, and in the Department of New Testament at the University of Pretoria. I currently teach Systematic Theology and Ethics in the Faculty of Theology at Stellenbosch University - teaching both undergraduate courses and supervising Masters and PhD students.
I preach regularly in Churches across South Africa, Africa, and the rest of the world - you can stay up to date with my whereabouts on twitter @digitaldion and on Facebook. I also have a weekly radio program called 'The Ministry and Me' on Radio Pulpit.
I have taught and spoken at various Universities, Academic conferences, and Church gatherings throughout the world. I speak and write a great deal about social transformation, public theology, and issues of justice. I am convinced that a faithful disciple must have a balance of personal and social holiness - in other words God cares about our spiritual lives and how this is expressed in our politics, economics, the environment, social justice, and a whole host of other aspects of our corporate lives.
I am an avid mountainbiker. When I am home in Cape Town you will find me riding the trails out at Lourensford, or somewhere between Somerset West and Stellenbosch!
- For my blog please visit http://www.dionforster.com
- To follow me on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/digitaldion