Advance Notice – Consultation on the Future of Child Theology



Advance notice

A Consultation on


One conversation involving two workshops:

High Leigh, Hoddesdon, UK 25-29 July 2016


Centre for Theology and Ministry, Melbourne, Australia 7-11 November 2016


The workshops will work to answer key questions

In the adventure of Child Theology…

Where have we been?

Where are we now?

Where are we called to go?

How will we get there?

For an Invitation to one or other of these workshops, please contact:

Keith White at (UK Conference)

Chris Barnett at (Australia Conference)

See below for the background to this notice, contact details, and website information.

This strategic event is concerned with the future of

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CTM Newsletter No 14 September 2015


Boletín informativo No. 14 del Movimiento de Teología Infantil [CTM por sus siglas en inglés],
Septiembre de 2015

CTM Newsletter No 14 September 2015

Este boletín informativo se presenta en español e inglés como parte del desarrollo de la página web del CTM y como respuesta a una creciente demanda.

This newsletter comes in both Spanish and English as part of the development of the CTM website and in response to a growing demand.

Punto de Ingreso:    Hacia una Teología del Niño con Mateo 18      

Entry Point:                Towards Child Theology with Matthew 18                                                                

La edición en español de este libro escrito por Haddon Willmer y Keith White se lanzó durante la Conferencia sobre Teología Infantil (CT) celebrada en Quito, Ecuador a finales de agosto de 2015.  Pueden conseguirse

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CTM Newsletter No 13 March 2015


Another brief update from the directors of CTM as Easter nears once again.

We wish you a joyful Easter and God’s gift of peace through the risen Jesus Christ
and in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Four items of news right now …

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1. Entry Point: Towards Child Theology with Matthew 18

This book by Haddon Willmer and Keith White is currently being translated into Spanish. We are glad that it will be accessible to many more readers. It will be ready for the Quito Conference (see below).

From 20 March, 2015, the English version of Entry Point will be also be available in all electronic formats including iBook and Kindle. The ISBN (different from the printed book) is: 9780956475749, and it can be sourced from that

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CTM Newsletter No 12 December 2014


This brief Advent newsletter of the Child Theology Movement comes on behalf of the directors of CTM bringing news and greetings in the name of Jesus to all who are associated or connected with through this lively, growing movement.  May you experience the joy of Christ at Christmas, and His presence and peace in 2015.

The directors met face to face in London at the end of October 2014 and this was a good time to take stock of some of the developments in the past twelve months.

Four Books

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Entry Point: Towards Child Theology with Matthew 18 was published a year ago, and since then there have been reviews and comments suggesting that this will

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Karl Barth and Eduard Thurneysen – Child Theologians? By Haddon Willmer


Karl Barth and Eduard Thurneysen’s God’s Search for Man (English translation, 1935) is a collection of sermons. The two men were very close and it is fair to assume they went along with each other’s sermons, especially those which were published together. This collection  includes one, by Thurneysen,  called ‘The New Beginning’, on the text of Matthew 18.1-9. It is a piece of child theology.

The sermon begins:

Jesus places children before us.  He uses them as a parable in order to say something decisive to us. Children are people who still stand at the beginning of life…..For them… everything is filled with possibility and promise; life is an open book filled with unwritten pages….

For us (grown-ups) it is too late for almost everything.  We do not have an undeveloped life before

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Entry Point


Click here to view the Church Times Article – 30th May 2014

Book Review – Amazon- By Helen Reid5.0 out of 5 stars

Child Theology isn’t only for Children, 15 May 2014

I have enjoyed reading and discussing Entry Point. Towards Child Theology with Matthew 18 by Haddon Willmer and Keith J White. Some people might read the title of the book, think ‘I don’t really relate to children in my life’ and therefore decide not to read it. They are missing out. It is not a child-friendly theology of the ‘child in our midst’. Rather it is a theology of the child placed by Jesus in the midst of disciples seeking the kingdom of

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Child Theology and the African Context


Chris Jones reviewed this CTM booklet for Kerkbode – the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa’s newspaper.

Child Theology for Africa. Child Theology and the African Context by Jan Grobbelaar

This book is brave, gripping and enlightening. Jan Grobbelaar describes the reality of the context the African children are living in. The unique insights of this book should be heard beyond the borders of Africa.

This book can be meaningful and contribute to the wellness of believing communities, but only if we notice the children around us, listen to them and recognise that they are God’s agents of love, grace and power in this world.

This book consist of 5 parts. This first part the writer tells of his methodology of his theology. In his methodology he uses the children of Africa

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