The 2019 Accordance Bible Software training day –
Saturday 13 July 2019
9:00am to 4:00pm
St Francis College
233 Milton Rd, Milton
Morning: 9:00am to 12:30pm “Accordance Basics”
Afternoon: 1:00pm to 4:00pm “Advanced Original Languages”
How to Register
To register, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference the name of the seminar location you wish to attend.
You can also use that address for any questions about the seminars or go to https://www.accordancebible.com/Seminars-And-Shows.
I will be hosting the day and, even though I have used the program for a number of years now, I always learn something new at these seminars, even in the Accordance Basics session. So, if you are an experienced Accordance user, it is worth coming along and learning something new.
I look forward to seeing you all there.
SFC Biblical Studies and Biblical Languages lecturer
St Francis College, Brisbane.
THe 10th Australian Centre for Wesleyan Research Conference ACWR Conference is on 13 – 15 September 2019 at Eva Burrows College 100 Maidstone Street, Ringwood, Melbourne Victoria 3134 AUSTRALIA
Abstracts must be submitted by 21 June 2019 Submit abstracts online at acwr.edu.au/abstracts or email them to email@example.com
he Australasian Centre for Wesleyan Research is a diverse and multidisciplinary community of established and emerging scholars united by a desire to foster and promote research and scholarship from a Wesleyan perspective and to connect scholars across disciplines and theological divides. The ACWR is calling for papers to address the theme ‘A Curious Machine’: Wesleyan Perspective on the Post-Human Future. The rate of technological change appears to be opening toward a future in which the centrality and uniqueness of human beings as rational creatures may undergo a shift. Human enhancement, genetic modification, remotely controlled weapons, the replacement of human labour and skill by robots, the commodification of data, and the development of independent reasoning powers in artificial intelligence all carry both promise and risk. In his sermon ‘What is Man?’ John Wesley spoke of the human being as a ‘curious machine,’ reflecting the eighteenth-century view of the person as a set of complex mechanisms animated by the soul. What ‘curious machines’ may lie ahead of us, not made in the image of God but in the image of a flawed creator? What insights does a Wesleyan theological anthropology bring? How unique is human reason and intelligence? Could a robot ever possess a ‘soul’? Will the future be post-human and what theological approaches will help us prepare for that possibility? Should the rate of technological change be slowed so that we can reset our moral and ethical compass? Or is technological change and development simply a movement toward humanity’s fulfilment in God? What are the biblical, theological, ethical, philosophical, and practical implications of the development of sentience within artificial intelligence? Thirty minute papers arising from a biblical studies, theological, historical, practical theology or inter-disciplinary perspective are invited. Shorter presentations (15 minutes) that interpret a work of art or other image, including popular culture, gaming, sci-fi, and cinema are also welcome. Overseas presenters may be able to present their papers online.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit acwr.edu.au/2019-conference