South African Spiritualities:
Experiencing God in everything and nothingness

24-26 November 2021
Andrew Murray Centre for Spirituality
Conference fee: R450 (lunch included)
Online: Hugenote Kollege Zoom One is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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24 Nov 2021, 08:30 SAST
Online SAS conference

Conference speakers


Christo Lombaard

University of Pretoria


Annette Potgieter

Hugenote Kollege


Lisel Joubert

Stellenbosch University


Peter White

Stellenbosch University


Gavin Fernandes


Juliana Claassens

Stellenbosch University


Hassan Musa

ECWA Theological Seminary Kagoro


Dorcas Chebet Juma

Pwani University, Kilifi, Kenya 

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Jaco Gericke

North West University


Jeremy Wyngaard

Stellenbosch University 


Alphonso Groenewald

University of Pretoria 


Guillaume Smit

Stellenbosch University


David Biernot

Charles University, Prague


University of KwaZulu-Natal


Khegan Delport

Hugenote Kollege


Louis van der Riet


Calvin Ulrich

Stellenbosch University


Liza Esterhuizen

Ruhr Universität Bochum

June Dickie


Wednesday 24 November

8:30 Registration

8:45 Welcome address 

9:00 Bible, Spirituality and Method: Continuing the debate, Christo   Lombaard (UP)

9:50  Finding God in an Infinite Present: Theology in a Time of         Covid19, Juliana Claassens, (SU)

10:40 Coffee break

11:10 Pentecostal spirituality in the context of faith and hope          gospel (Prosperity Preaching): A Pentecostal response to                 COVID 19 pandemic, Peter White (SU)

12:00 Chapel

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Navigating Nothingness, Lisel Joubert (SU)

14:20 A study of the tension between experiences of nothingness and hope in Isaiah 7 and 8 from a perspective of trauma hermeneutics, Liza Esterhuizen & Alphonso Groenewald (UP)

15:10 Coffee

15:30 Experiencing God’s Patience Alongside Pharaoh’s Politics —and the plagues and politics of South Africa, Gavin Fernandes 16:20 Radical Nominalism of Daniel Everett and its Implications for Theology and Spirituality, David Biernot (Charles University Prague)

17:10 End of day

18:00 Chapel

Thursday 25 November

9:00 GODISNOWHERE: Poverty and spirituality in the theology of Qohelet, Jaco Gericke (NWU) 

9:50 Becoming Ruth or the lamenting psalmist – finding hope in pain, June Dickie (UKZN)

10:40 Coffee break

11:10 Youth and Environmental Consciousness: Does Religion, Faith and Spirituality matter? Jacques Beukes (UP)

12:00 Chapel

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Hope in pain: South African spiritualities in the theology of music: a post Covid 19 lens to Jerusaleima by master KG ft. Nomcebo through Psalms 121, Dorcas Chebet Juma (Pwani University, Kilifi, Kenya)

14:20 Hope in the midst of death?: a reading of the book of Job in the time of despair, Hassan Musa (ECWA Theological seminary Kagoro, Nigeria)

15:00 Hope beyond hopelessness – a narrative reading of Romans 8, Guillaume Smit (SU)

15:45 Finding hope in things I missed before – a spatial rhetoric of hope in Romans 5–8? Annette Potgieter (Hugenote Kollege)

16:30 End of day


18:00 Chapel

Friday 26 November

8:45 Dreampossible: From nothingness to hope! Jeremy Wyngaard (SU)

9:30 “Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow”: exploring avenues of allyship in anti-racism work through spirituality, Louis van der Riet (SU)

10:15 Coffee

10:30 Evagrian practice and attention economy, Khegan Delport (Hugenote Kollege)

11:15 The Future of Nothingness: The End of the World or its Insistence?, Calvin Ulrich (Ruhr Universität Bochum)

12:00 Chapel

12:30 for 12:45 Conference lunch at Val du Charon 


Register for conference

Register on this site (first page, ticket)

Conference: R450 (lunch included)

Online: R200

R150 per day 


Account Name: Hugenote Kollege NPC 

Bank: Nedbank  

Current account

Account Number: 1156 056 861  

Branch Code: 198765  

Swift Code: NEDS ZA JJ  

Reference: "SAS + your surname"


Please email proof of payment to

Annette Potgieter


Accommodation available at

 Andrew Murray Centre for Spirituality.


R400 per night per person


Bookings: Derine Piek 


Come Join Hugenote Kollege South African Spiritualities Conference!

24-26 November

Andrew Murray Centre for Spirituality

25 VBO Points