See, I Am Making All Things New: Exploring the Cross and Resurrection


As alumni of Summer Conference, Residential Fellowship/Internship, Vocational Programme, and Staff and Board, we invite you to a Venn Short Course with The Revd Dr Murray Rae, Professor of Theology at Otago University. This four-week online course is an opportunity to explore the expansive scope of the death and resurrection of Christ and their extraordinary implications for our lives today.

The resurrection of Jesus from the dead, not only gives hope for what will happen for us beyond death, but is also the decisive turning point in God’s work of releasing creation from its bondage to decay and turning it again towards the final goal of reconciled communion with himself.

Through the creative use of Zoom, you will have the opportunity to explore how this combination of future hope and current reality radically reshapes our understanding of what’s going on in the world.


Four consecutive Tuesday evenings over Zoom

Session 1: Tuesday, 9 June

Session 2: Tuesday, 16 June

Session 3: Tuesday, 23 June

Session 4: Tuesday, 30 June


7:30pm – 9:00pm


$50 per person, covering all teaching, printed materials, and shipping costs.

If price is a barrier, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.


We will be hosting this Short Course over Zoom. Each evening’s session will be interactive, involving worship, prayer, breakout groups, and Murray’s teaching, so be sure to find a quiet space in your home.


It is difficult to build relationships over Zoom, but it is a useful tool for facilitating them. This Short Course will be more fruitful if you can participate with friends within the alumni community. We encourage you to consider inviting your cohort and other alumni you’re in relationship with to participate with you.



THE REVD DR MURRAY RAE  is one of New Zealand’s leading theologians and an ordained Presbyterian Minister, known for his theological and pastoral insight and wisdom on contemporary issues. Murray began his working career as an architect in private practice before studying philosophy and theology in New Zealand, Germany, and the UK. His varied research interests include the work of Søren Kierkegaard, theological ethics, theology and architecture, the theological interpretation of Scripture, and Māori Engagements with Christianity. His book Architecture and Theology: The Art of Place won the Ashton Wylie Book Award in 2018 and he has written a number of other published works, including his concise exploration of the Christian theological tradition Christian Theology: The Basics. He has served on the board of Venn Foundation since 2018. His support of Venn stems from his interest in helping people to think about the implications of Christian faith across all areas of human life. Murray lives in Dunedin with his wife Jane and they have three adult sons.