My name is Gina Colvin.
Kia ora tātou! I belong to Ngāti Porou and Ngā Puhi.
I’m currently a divinity school student at Laidlaw College in New Zealand having chucked in the towel as a lecturer in education to pursue my call to ministry! However, I am still on staff at University of Canterbury as an adjunct research fellow. I’m a discourse analyst, auto ethnographer, narrative inquirer, cultural studies, and media analyst, post-colonial, indigenous decolonizer by methodology.
I pretty much enjoy trying to upend taken for granted ideas and burning ideologies that sustain unequal power relations to the ground – particularly in religious contexts. I like to think I’m a post-colonial pyrotheologist (thanks Peter Rollins). I host a podcast (A Thoughtful Faith), and a blog (Kiwi Mormon) and I’m a retreat host.
My growing interest since being at divinity school is cross-cultural hermeneutics, undoing the White Western capture of the church, missiology, and disrupting our certainties through our cross-cultural encounters. I basically want to send the USA into apoplexies of uncertainty about its spiritual importance in the world (there I said it).