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Australasian Academy of Homiletics biennial conference 19-21 April 2017

The Australasian Academy of Homiletics biennial conference will be held on 19-21 April 2017 in Newtown, Sydney. Proposals for papers are encouraged before 17 Feb 2017.



Religious History Association – Call for papers for 2017

Laura Rademaker and Christina Petterson will be convening the religious history stream at the AHA in 2017.  They have sent the following –

The RHA invites papers and panel proposals that address religious history from any time period and geographical location.

In addition to this broad call, we would like to invite papers or panel proposals in three specific areas:

  1. Critical engagement with missionary activity
  2. Moravian missions; and
  3. Papers which engage questions of sexuality and/or marriage and religion.

The DEADLINE for Abstracts is 31st March 2017

For further information and ALL inquiries please contact:

Dr Christina Petterson (, or
Dr Laura Rademaker (

UQ Studies in Religion Seminar – Dr Wendi Sargeant: ‘Apologetics and the Visual Arts’ & Dr Dean Smith: ‘The Evangelical Church and Homosexual Practice’

On Friday Oct 21, 2016, 2pm-4pm Room E319 in Forgan Smith Building (No. 1)

Dr Wendi Sargeant: ‘Apologetics and the Visual Arts’  In this paper I will argue for the use of the visual arts as a medium for apologetic exploration and expression.

Dr Dean Smith: ‘The Evangelical Church and Homosexual Practice’  The Evangelical Church is deeply divided in its response to the issue of homosexual practice. The debate is carried on as if progressives and conservatives really do share the same socially embodied paradigm with the same standards and methods of rational justification. If I am correct in my assessment of the incommensurability of progressive and conservative paradigms, indeed it is like a fault line running through all of western Christianity, then addressing this issue becomes a matter of urgency.


Conference on ‘Creeds and Conflict: Doing Theology in Sydney 1916-2016’

The Heretics Centenary Conference & St Paul’s College Colloquium 2016 St Paul’s College, University of Sydney, 30 November 2016  is titled ‘Creeds and Conflict: Doing Theology in Sydney 1916-2016’


Archaeologist Dr Karin Sowada is available to teach units related to Archaeology

Archaeologist Dr Karin Sowada is available to teach units related to Archaeology and the Bible   (ACT unit Certificate, BB 246 to BB 646) and to lead the unit The Archaeology and the Bible Study Tour to Israel and Jordan (BB 245 – 645) which takes the classroom into the field.


Chaplaincy conference University of Otago

The University of Otago in association with Australian College of Ministries (ACOM), and the Association of Professional Chaplains of Aotearoa New Zealand (APCANZ) presents: A two-day professional development symposium.

relating to Chaplaincy, titled, Development, Dialogue & Diversity: Telling Our Stories



Trinity College Melbourne Scholarships

Trinity College Theological School is delighted to announce up to three new scholarships of between $15,000 and $35,000 per annum to study theology at Trinity from 2017.

Information and application forms are available from:

For more information, contact: The Registrar, Trinity College Theological School T: +61 3 9348 7127 | E:



Broken Bay Institute seeking an Academic Dean

The Australian Institute of Theological Education is currently seeking
an experienced academic leader for the role of Academic Dean.

More details about the position and how to apply can be found here: