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The zoom recordings of the very interesting Brisbane ANZATS Seminar are available

The zoom recordings of the very interesting Brisbane ANZATS Seminar:

“Theology and the university: queen of the sciences?” can be seen at

This seminar features papers and discussion by three Brisbane theologians on the question of theology’s place in the university.

The papers respond to essays on this topic by John Webster and Linn Marie Tonstad

Which can be found on the Brisbane ANZATS facebook webpage https://www.facebook.com/groups/714481882462997

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.  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. 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.

Further comments and questions on the facebook page, and email questions and discussion to dr.sam.hey@gmail.com are encouraged.

ANZATS Conference Online Monday July 5 through Wednesday July 7 2021 just $60

The Australian NZ Association of Theological Studies ANZATS Conference initially planned to be held in Perth, will proceed this year as an Online/blended Conference from Monday July 5 through Wednesday July 7 2021.The Conference registration will be slashed to just $60 per person. Keynote Speakers Professor Brian Brock, King’s College, University of Aberdeen. Dr Megan Best, Institute for Ethics and Society, University of Notre Dame, Call for papers closes – April 9thNotification of acceptance of presentation – by April 23rd Registrations open – week of April 12thPresentations available online to delegates prior to the conference ANZATS 20201 Theological Ethics – Monday July 5th through Wednesday July 7thThe special interest themes include Reading the Bible in Australia Reading Luke Karl Barth Studies Theological anthropology Theological Education and Epistles
https://anzats.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/ANZATS2021_Stream_Descriptions.pdf
The organisers will ask the two invited speakers—Brian Brock (University of Aberdeen) and Megan Best (Institute for Ethics and Society, University of Notre Dame, Australia)—and all elective session presenters to provide a pre-recorded video of their presentations by June 15. These recordings will be available for registrants to view prior to the Conference. The four plenary lectures by Brian Brock and Megan Best (i.e. two sessions each) will be 45 –50 minutes each. Elective session presentations will be no longer than 20 minutes The Conference proper will consist of three hours of Zoom sessions each day. These sessions will be dedicated to discussion of the pre-recorded lectures and elective session presentations. Elective session presenters will be present in their sessions to take questions from Conference participants, and a special Q&A session with the two invited speakers will be scheduled. HUBS: The Conference Committee invites institutions to host a Hub gathering in each capital or major city, and regional cities where there is sufficient interest. It is envisaged that the Hub would meet on one of the Conference days, participate in the main Zoom sessions, and enjoy some good fellowship, conversation, and food together. Local organisers are free to offer a time of worship and prayer, hospitality, or other activities as they see fit.https://anzats.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/20210308_ANZATS2021_Conference_Update.pdf
https://anzats.edu.au/conferences/

The Link to register for The Brisbane Australian New Zealand Association of Theological Studies – ANZATS Seminar: “Theology and the university: queen of the sciences?” Next Friday 19 March

Please use this link to register for The Brisbane Australian New Zealand Association of Theological Studies – ANZATS Seminar:“Theology and the university: queen of the sciences?” so that (a) we can cater for local attendees, and (b) we can send the zoom link out to anyone who registers for virtual attendance.In Person, or by Zoom at https://www.trybooking.com/BPPJA

When – Friday 19 March Venue –

Where – Alphacrucis College, Lot 3, 48 O’Keefe Street, Woolloongabba and by Zoom

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. 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. 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.

Seminar on “Theology and the university” next Friday 19 March with Brisbane branch of the association of theological studies (ANZATS)

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 Herber this 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 The readings can be found further down the page on this facebook page for Brisbane ANZATS https://www.facebook.com/groups/714481882462997

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Updated ANZATS 2021 Conference Theological Ethics CALL FOR PAPERS

ANZATS 2021 Theological Ethics
CALL FOR PAPERS
July 5-7, 2021 Online Conference
The ANZATS Council is pleased to confirm that the 2021 Conference Theological Ethics, initially planned to be held in Perth, will proceed this year as an Online/blended Conference from Monday July 5 through Wednesday July 7, 2021.
The Conference Committee is pleased to invite members of ANZATS, NZATS and the theological and wider academic communities to submit a proposal for papers at the 2021 ANZATS conference. Proposals should be no more than 250 words, and include your full name, academic title, institutional affiliation, and email address.
We particularly welcome papers on the Conference theme of Theological Ethics but will also accept papers on other topics related to all theological disciplines. There are also a variety of specific streams to which you might consider submitting a proposal.
Keynote Speakers
Professor Brian Brock, King’s College, University of Aberdeen. Dr Megan Best, Institute for Ethics and Society, University of Notre Dame, Australia.
Due Date for Proposals April 9, 2021

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/