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From 6th  to 8th  August 2015 Carey College (Baptist, New Zealand) will be holding a conference “The Art of Forgiveness”

The keynote speaker is Professor L Gregory Jones. Professor Jones is the Williams Professor of Theology and

Christian Ministry at Duke Divinity School.

Proposals must be e-mailed to

Dr. Phil Halstead and Carol Fearon at

Deadline for proposals is March 1st, 2015.

Lecturer in Biblical Studies position at St John’s College in New Zealand

St John’s Theological College (An Anglican Seminary of the Province of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia) is wishing to appoint a full-time lecturer in Biblical Studies on a four-year fixed-term contract, in conjunction with the Department of Theology & Religion at Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand, to commence duties on 1 July 2015.

St John’s Advertisement (1) St John’s Job Description (1)

Catholic Institute of Sydney – full-time lecturer in Systematic Theology position

The Catholic Institute of Sydney seeks to appoint a full-time lecturer in Systematic Theology.
The position will be available from the beginning of 2015. The successful applicant will be
teaching across the curriculum at undergraduate level and offering specialised units at
graduate level. He/she will also be expected to contribute to the research culture of CIS and
to undertake relevant administrative duties. Theology Lecturer 2014 Advertisement (1)

Tabor Victoria – Lecturer in Theology position

Tabor Victoria  are seeking applications for the position of Lecturer in the School of Theology (Ministry, Mission, Theological & Biblical Studies) to commence in January 2015. This exciting and challenging part time position will make full use of academic qualifications (Ph.D. or equivalent required).  See Lecturer in Theology Position. Oct 2014 (1) (2)

UQ Theology Series – Anita Monro – ‘Reclaiming the Diaconal Role of the Presbyter’

Anita Monro: ‘“It’s such a shame you’re not in a congregation!”
Reclaiming the Diaconal Role of the Presbyter’

School of History, Philosophy, Religion, and Classics

UQ Theology Series Program 2014

7th November, 2-3pm,
Room E319 Forgan Smith Building

Prof Brad Gregory (University of Notre Dame) “The Reformation Era and the Makings of Modernity”

The Centre for the History of European Discourses and The Centre for the Study of Science, Religion and Society are proud to present:

“The Reformation Era and the Makings of Modernity” by Prof Brad Gregory (University of Notre Dame)

brad gregory

on Thursday the 13th of November at 06:30 pm in the Terrace Room, Sir Llew Edwards Building, UQ

2015 Holy Land Study Tours

HOLY LAND HIGHLIGHTS 2015 (29 May – 19 June)
One of the special features of this tour is that we will spend an extended time in Nazareth (7 nights), followed any another 7 nights in Jerusalem. This will allow us to settle into our accommodation and avoid living out of our suitcases day after day. It will also allow greater opportunity to engage with local people, and to become familiar with the streets and sights of both cities. The tour will focus on selected sites of cultural, historical and religious interest, but will not be a traditional pilgrimage. In particular, we will engage with critical historical and biblical scholarship, as well as addressing the challenges facing both Jewish and Palestinian communities following the unilateral declaration of the State of Israel in 1948.
This tour will not involve an extended period on the dig at Bethsaida, although there will be an optional day when participants can work on the dig. For those interested in a program with more opportunities to work on an active archaeological dig, see the other program below.
A PDF flyer can be downloaded from the Mission Travel web site.
This program includes 3 nights in Nazareth, 2 weeks on the dig, and 4 nights in Jerusalem. Academic credit towards the BTh is available for enrolled students, and OS-HELP funding is available for eligible participants. Registrations are limited to 20 places, and are expected to fill by 30 Nov 2014.
A PDF flyer can be downloaded from the Mission Travel web site.

David Pitman – 3rd October, 2-3pm, ‘The Relevance of Reinhold Niebuhr for the Contemporary Academy and Church’

David Pitman – ‘The Relevance of Reinhold Niebuhr for the
Contemporary Academy and Church’  at the University of Queensland

Studies in Religion Seminars – Theology Series Program 2014

School of History, Philosophy, Religion, and Classics
Room E319 Forgan Smith building. Further details can be found at

Theology seminars sem 2 2014

ANZATS Conference – 2015

The ANZATS Conference in 2015 will be held on 29th June to 1st July

at the Sydney College of Divinity Campus, Sydney

The conference theme is “A Life Worth Living: Religion and Ethics”.

The Keynote Speaker: Scott Stephens – Online Editor of Religion and Ethics for the ABC

The Conference Committee invites papers from practitioners from all the theological disciplines which reflect on these and related issues.The title of the proposed presentation at this conference, together with an abstract of 250-300 words should be submitted by February 15, 2015. See the attached flyer for details – ANZATS15 flyer (1)

B. Brandon Scott in Brisbane this week

brandonscottBernard Brandon Scott, has served for 23 years as the Darbeth Distinguished Professor of New Testament at the Phillips Theological Seminary, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

He is the author and editor of many books, including Hear Then the Parable and The Trouble with Resurrection. A charter member of the Jesus Seminar, Brandon is chair of Westar’s newly established Christianity Seminar. He served as chair of the Bible in Ancient and Modern Media Section of the Society of Biblical Literature, as well as a member of several SBL Seminars including the Parable Seminar and Historical Jesus Seminar. He holds an A.B. from St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, an M.A. from Miami University, and a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.

The following ticketed events have been arranged in SE Queensland:

    Public lecture at St Mark’s Anglican Church, Buderim on Thursday evening, 25 September 2014, 7.00pm. Location: 7-17 Main Street, Buderim (opposite Buderim Mountain School).
    Full day workshop to be held at Caloundra, on Friday, 26 September 2014, 10.00am – 3.00pm. Location: Uniting Church Hall, 56c Queen St, Caloundra. (Light lunch included.)
    Workshop to be held at the TLC Building, 16 Peel Street, South Brisbane on Saturday, 27 September 2014 (10.00am – 3.00pm)

In addition to the ticketed events available here, Brandon will also be preaching at all three Masses at St Mary’s in Exile, South Brisbane, on the weekend of 27/28 September: Saturday (6.30pm, preceeded by 20 minutes silent meditation from 6.10pm), Sunday (9.00am and 5.00pm).

Register online at the Common Dreams SEQ Eventbrite page.