Edgar W. Conrad Memorial Lecture with Dr Julie Kelso “On the Sabbath”

“On the Sabbath” is the inaugural Edgar W. Conrad Memorial Lecture with Dr Julie Kelso. The lecture will run from 7:30pm on Tuesday 19 September at Indooroopilly Uniting Church. The Edgar W Conrad Memorial Lecture is designed to be offered annually on a topic that centres on the Bible and Contemporary Culture. Further details can be found at

Travel Scholarships for faith and work integration Forum Jan 2018

Karam Forum are awarding scholarships to theological educators who are seeking to integrate faith and work education into their teaching curriculum, research and links with the Australian workplace.
As a beginning, these scholarships will be awarded to attend the Oikonomia Network, Karam Forum in January 2018.
The scholarship will cover flights, accommodation, incidentals and registration.

Karam Forum 2018 Travel Schloarships Application._DED51A (1) Karam Forum 2018 Details(2)

Saturday 26 August Accordance Bible software training at St Francis College

This Saturday 26 August from 10 am to 4 pm the Accordance Bible software training team will be on the campus of St Francis College (233 Milton Rd, Milton, QLD 4064) to provide us with basic and advanced training in Accordance software.

If you cannot do the whole day the morning is the better session to attend. We will meet in Lecture Room 1 to begin the day. Please bring your laptop. For more information contact Marie-Louise Craig:

mobile phone: 0400385711


Paul Tripp on Christian ministry calling

Paul Tripp Conference – A Dangerous Calling
Thursday, 17th August
Paul Tripp Conference – Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands
and 7:00pm – 9:15pm Paul Tripp – ‘Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands’ At Chandler Theatre, Sleeman Sports Complex
Find out more at Queensland Theological College

UQ studies in religion seminars Aug 18, 2017

Friday Aug 18, 2017, 2pm-4pm Room E319 in the Forgan Smith building (No. 1)

David McEwan.  ‘Unite the pair so long disjoined, knowledge and vital piety:’ what is the role of research in this process?
David shows how understanding the interrelationship between ‘knowledge’ and ‘vital piety’ is critical if we are to guide students in the task of implementing effective ministry in today’s multicultural and multi-faith environment.

Rena Macleod. ‘Psalm 22 and the Transformation of Male Victimhood and Violence: A Liberating Model of Interpretation’

Rena shows how reading this poem in its original language, through the combined lens of mimetic theory and feminist theory, of violence and victimhood disclosed in this text…so we may be liberated from them, while at once cultivating within the reader an ethical imagination of care grounded in the encounter with the victim. See the attached flier for details.



UQ seminar on Pastoral Care and Dementia, and on Wittgenstein, language Bonhoeffer and discipleship

The next UQ Theology seminar is on Friday June 16th from 2pm -4pm. Please note the change of room. We will be in E303 in Forgan Smith. It is at the western end of the School of Historical & Philosophical Inquiry precinct.

Di Crowther will address pastoral and theological questions around the, sadly, too often neglected issue of dementia care.

Peter Hobson will set up a conversation between Wittgenstein’s philosophy of language and Bonhoeffer’s theology of discipleship to help us think in fresh ways about Christian ‘followship’. Both extremely important and timely topics.

Please pass these details on to those who may find this of value.

Let me know of other useful seminars in the circles of influence and networks that you participate in. Kind regards, Sam Hey, email

Further details –  Di_Peter_Seminar_June 16_2017

Friday 9 June 2017 ‘The History of the Person: Scholasticism and Human Rights’

An interesting presentation given by Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at The University Of Queensland
‘The History of the Person: Scholasticism and Human Rights’
This Friday 9 June 2017
in the Boardroom (Room 601) of the Advanced Engineering Building (Building 49).
Too often dismissed, bracketed, or explained away, the concept of religious belief seems to resist serious enquiry. Yet writers of the later Middle Ages produced stunning analyses of belief that distinguished it from mere opinion, and from other kinds of understanding. In this series, we will turn a close eye toward the nature and psychology of belief, asking what thoughts and feelings it might enable, provoke, or shut down; its relationship to spiritual practice and ecclesiastical censure; and the role of faith in the production of scientific knowledge, literature, and histories of modernity.
‘The History of the Person: Scholasticism and Human Rights’
Dr Clare Monagle (Macquarie University)
Human rights history has taken a surprisingly scholastic turn in recent years. The new human rights history has begun to take heed of the highly influential role played by neo-thomist thinkers, such as Jacques Maritain, in the making of the Declaration of 1948.
Personalism was a third-way theology designed to broker the abyss between liberal capitalism and communism, and was constructed via thomistic theology by a number of leading Catholic intellectuals, among them Maritain.
Further details available at‘-history-person-scholasticism-and-human-rights