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Te Piri Poho

Anglican Theological Research Network

Te Piri Poho: To Embrace Christ

One of them, the disciple whom Jesus loved, was reclining next to him.
(John 13:23).

Te Piri Poho’s online hub has been developed to highlight a variety of contributions to theological thought and scholarship from St John’s Theological College and the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Polynesia.


It has arisen, in part, from the recognition that access to the scholarship and creative work of students at the College is currently limited – primarily to material housed in the John Kinder Theological Library.

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Ephesians 2:1-6, The Message

God is love and is at the centre of all that we do as people of faith.

When we engage in research, God must be at the centre also. Research at Te Piri Poho aims to be an expression of love, carried out with integrity and honesty. In telling the truth and being honest, we may sometimes need to challenge what is unjust, as Christ did.

Our research acknowledges the significance and importance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and is committed to the development of distinctive, contextual Three Tikanga theologies.


Te Piri Poho strives for excellence and faithfulness in research across biblical, theological, and ministry fields.


The Creative Projects within Te Piri Poho have been created by members of the St John's Theological College and the wider Anglican community.

More creative projects will be added in the future


The online hub, therefore, seeks to make the gifts and scholarship of the college community widely available by:

  • Creating a space for 3-Tikanga voices, encouraging theological scholarship from Tikanga Māori, Tikanga Pasifika, and Tikanga Pākehā within Te Hāhi Mihinare/The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Polynesia.

  • Supporting a variety of theological scholarship, reflection, and creative expression, and actively promoting indigenous and contextual theologies.

  • Hosting an academic journal as a portal for the wider church and theological community to access scholarship and share research.

  • Providing access to training materials and resources.

  • Sharing kauhau/sermons and stories of faith.

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St John's Theological College is committed to supporting postgraduate study and to encouraging theological reflection and research.


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