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Jon Newton new Pentecostal Commentary on Revelation

Jon Newton will launch his new Pentecostal Commentary on Revelation on Thursday, April 15, 5-6 PM, at AC Melbourne, Level 4, 350 Queen St, Melbourne. The launch will also be online. https://books.google.com.au/books?id=mv8hEAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover

Dave Andrews new book To Right Every Wrong: The Making And Unmaking Of One Improbable Minor Prophet

The launch of Dave Andrew’s latest book, To Right Every Wrong, on Wednesday 24 March 2021 at Avid Reader bookshop
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop / and ZOOM Online. Find out more at

https://avidreader.com.au/events/dave-andrews-to-right-every-wrong

Join Dave Andrews for the launch of his new book To Right Every Wrong: The Making And Unmaking Of One Improbable Minor Prophet.
Dave Andrews’ latest book, To Right Every Wrong, is the last in the Dave Andrews Legacy Series. It is a funny, sad, brutally honest retrospective, reflecting on what it has meant for him and his family to seek to live a lifetime dedicated to love and justice. The reflections in this book, subtitled The Making And Unmaking Of One Improbable Minor Prophet, come in three parts — the personal, the prophetical and the paradoxical. The personal part explores Dave’s experience of the radical, compassionate spirituality that he shares with wife, Angie, and which has shaped their way of life as a family in a community with marginalized and disadvantaged groups of people. The prophetical part explores Dave’s embrace of the “strange”, “crazy”, “improbable” call he felt to be a prophet, which he has sought to flesh out in classic prophetic roles – as an interrogator, a protester, a practitioner and an inspirator – in contemporary prophetic contexts characterized by poverty and violence. The paradoxical part explores Dave’s making and unmaking as a minor prophet, critically constructing and deconstructing the more confrontational aspects of the prophetic roles he has played in order to be able to practice more sensitive pastoral care.
Dave Andrews, his wife Ange, and their family, have lived in communities with marginalised groups of people in India and Australia for nearly fifty years. Dave and Ange and friends started Aashiana, Sahara, and Sharan, working with slum dwellers, sex workers, drug addicts, and people with HIV/AIDS in India; and they are now part of the Waiters Union, working alongside Aboriginals, refugees and people with disabilities in Australia. Dave is interested in radical spirituality, intentional community and the dynamics of personal and social transformation. He is the author of twenty books, including Christi-Anarchy, Not Religion, But Love, A Divine Society and The Jihad Of Jesus. Dave is a trainer for Community Praxis Cooperative; and elder emeritus for Servants to Asia’s Urban Poor.

$5000 scholarship for an ACU postgraduate Theology and Philosophy study

The Australian Catholic University Scholarship valued at $5000 is available for an ACU postgraduate Theology and Philosophy degree. Applicants should provide – A written statement of approximately 200 words outlining how obtaining your degree allow you to give back to your community. Evidence of academic merit from your most recent studies (applies to future students only)
ATAR or equivalent; or academic transcript (including GPA) and a Written reference (academic) https://acu.smapply.io/prog/dtxZgfFZhf84hvC6qFB9/

In ABC’s Soul Search theologian Ben Myers &Meredith Lake discuss the ancient Christian statements on belief in the Apostles’ Creed

A very interesting Soul Search program on ABC radio in which theologian Ben Myers joins Meredith Lake in discussing the ancient Christian statement of belief, known as the Apostles’ Creed.
He also explains how Bob Dylan’s music takes on a Lenten feel, and has influenced his own ideas about belief… https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/soul-search/i-believe-ben-myers-on-creeds-in-the-contemporary-world,-lent/13191492?fbclid=IwAR1sem4vJ9-wTSWvsyFmxy493Mr3f0IHg4x0UZvg6_E-3xkjpHsZxcnuhnQ

The first annual conference of the cooperative on public theology and empire on September 24-26 at Wesley House Brisbane

The cooperative is hosting its first annual conference to explore the place of public theology on colonised lands. The conference will frame these focus areas broadly and creatively, welcoming approaches that disturb boundaries and think with and beyond the public of public theology September 24-26, 2021Wesley House, 140 Ann Street, Brisbane, Australia .. The Abstract submission deadline: June 1, 2021 https://thecooperativehub.com/index.php/conference/

Australasian Centre for Wesleyan Research conferences on Spirited Women 6 – 8 AUGUST 2021 – Call for papers are due by 17 May

The Australasian Centre for Wesleyan Research conferences 6 – 8 AUGUST 2021 at the Nazarene College, Thornlands. The Keynote speaker is Dr Priscilla Pope-Levison, an ordained United Methodist minister, is the Associate Dean for External Programs and Professor of Ministerial Studies at Southern Methodist University USA. Papers are invited that focus on the theme of ‘Spirited Women’ from a range of disciplines Responses to the Call for papers are due by 17 May 2021. See https://www.acwr.edu.au/2021-conference for details.

Malyon Theological College’s next Research Seminar is on Monday 8th March

Malyon Theological College’s next Research Seminar is on Monday 8th March @ 1:30pm. This presentation will take place in Malyon’s Lecture Room 3 and also will be streamed online via Zoom.The presenters are:1:30pm – Don Smith (PhD Candidate) Work in Progress Report: factors in the success of a youth leadership training program.2:30pm AJ Culp (Lecturer) Research Update: “Torah as Ancient Text: Rethinking the Origins and Purpose of the Pentateuch”The live stream Zoom link for the seminar can be found at Malyon College: Please feel free to invite your colleagues to participate and subscribe to this email. To subscribe to future Research Seminar emails, please contact Malyon College.

PhD fellowship for women in science-engaged theology

PhD fellowship for women in science-engaged theology on Theological Anthropology, Fundamental Need, and Human Flourishing

The University of Otago, in partnership with Carey Baptist College, invites applications for one PhD fellowship in science-engaged theology on “Theological Anthropology, Fundamental Need, and Human Flourishing,” funded by the John Templeton Foundation. Matriculation will begin on 1 February 2022 and, subject to a separate application to the University of Otago, the University will provide a PhD Scholarship for three years.

This project focuses on increasing the number of women in the field of science-engaged theology and thus applications are only open to women.

The fellow will be co-supervised by Dr. Christa McKirland and Prof. Murray Rae, but will ideally reside in Auckland for face-to-face supervision at Carey Baptist College. Applications are open to women currently resident in New Zealand and to applicants residing overseas who would be willing to relocate to Aotearoa New Zealand for the duration of the Fellowship.  

Application Due Date: 1 June 2021

Invitation to ANZATS seminar Friday 19 March and readings attached below

Reading Attached below from Webster, John. The Domain of the Word : Scripture and Theological Reason for the upcoming Brisbane Australian New Zealand Association of Theological Studies – ANZATS Seminar: “Theology and the university: queen of the sciences?” Friday 19 March Venue – Alphacrucis College, Lot 3, 48 O’Keefe Street, Woolloongabba This seminar will feature papers and discussion by three Brisbane theologians on the question of theology’s place in the university. The papers will be responding to essays on this topic by John Webster and Linn Marie Tonstad (please circulate for anyone who wants to do some reading beforehand).Seminar 2.00-3.30 pm Afternoon tea 3.30-4 pm1.00-2.00 pm business planning meeting of events for later this year, and planning for a local gathering to participate in the national ANZATS conference in the first week of July. You are all invited to the business meeting. Here are the speaker bios: Bruce Pass is Director of Postgraduate Studies and Lecturer in Christian Thought and History at the Brisbane School of Theology. Bruce holds a doctorate in systematic theology from the University of Edinburgh. His scholarly interests lie chiefly in the areas of classical dogmatics, theological ethics, and continental philosophy. He is author of The Heart of Dogmatics: Christology and Christocentrism in Herman Bavinck and translator (from Dutch) of On Theology: Herman Bavinck’s Academic Orations.

Janice McRandal is director of the Cooperative, a centre for public theology in Brisbane. Janice is a feminist theologian who works with critical theory to explore themes of systematic theology alongside politics and popular culture. Her publications include Christian Doctrine and the Grammar of Difference and Sarah Coakley and the Future of Systematic Theology. She is currently completing a book on doctrine and sport.

Ben Myers is director of the Graduate Research School at Alphacrucis College, and a research fellow of Charles Sturt University’s Centre for Public and Contextual Theology. His books include Milton’s Theology of Freedom, Christ the Stranger: The Theology of Rowan Williams, and The Apostles’ Creed: A Guide to the Ancient Catechism. He is currently completing a book on the devotional poetry of George Herberthis is a great opportunity to meet with fellow teachers, students and researchers in Brisbane, and to engage with topics of shared interest and concern.

We would love to catch up.Dr Sam Hey and Dr Ben Myers

Please email me if you would like a copy of the readings for the seminar dr.sam.hey@gmail.com

Lectionary discussion from Rev Dr Robyn Whitaker and Rev. Dr. Sally Douglas on the Gospel of Mark

Some valuable lectionary discussions from Rev Dr Robyn Whitaker and Rev. Dr. Sally Douglas who unpack the themes and theology of Mark’s gospel.
Rev Fran Barber an ordained minister in the Uniting Church of Australia and Rev Dr Robyn Whitaker Senior Lecturer, New Testament, at Pilgrim Theological College within the University of Divinity.
They are members of the Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania
https://bythewell.com.au/b100-an-introduction-to-mark/