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If pastors knew seven things about academics, fewer academics would feel isolated from their ecclesial communities

Associate Professor of Philosophy at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina (USA) says that if more pastors knew these seven things about academics, then fewer academics would feel isolated from their own ecclesial communities. He says that Academics, as academics, are not pastors, that they understand that disagreement does not imply disunity, that appeals to “non-negotiables” are often problematic for academics due to a general comfort with ambiguity..Asking critical questions is a primary way in which academics build relationships. that Academics have “gifts” too. and that, Like most people, academics don’t like being stereotyped. and they realize that the life of the mind and the life of faith are not at odds. .http://seminariumblog.org/general/semtrends/seven-things-i-wish-all-pastors-knew-about-academics-part-1/

part or full-time vocational educator/administrator as the Manager of St Mark’s Registered Training Organisation

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced part or full-time vocational educator/administrator as the Manager of St Mark’s Registered Training Organisation (RTO #88072).St Mark’s National Theological Centre is a theological college owned and operated by the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn. It offers courses and degrees in the vocational education sector as an RTO, and in the higher education sector in partnership with Charles Sturt University (CSU). Our small community of faculty and administrative staff seek to constructively educate and engage people for effective Christian participation and ministry in Australian society. The successful applicant will need to be sympathetic to the vision, ethos and aims of St Mark’s, with highly developed and proven skills in adaptable, collaborative teamwork. https://anglicandiocesan.recruitmenthub.com.au/Vacancies/5237114/title/Registered-Training-Organisation-RTO-Manager?utm_source=St+Mark%27s+Subscribers+List&utm_campaign=0605f13804-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_10_08_06_04&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_abd122b00d-0605f13804-125311753

UQ Studies in Religion Seminars Antivaccine Persuasion and Religion: Distrust, Danger, and Confidence 16 October 2020 2:00pm–3:30pm

UQ Studies in Religion Seminars Antivaccine Persuasion and Religion: Distrust, Danger, and Confidence

Presented by Dr Tom Aechtner

This seminar will examine the persuasive attributes of Australian Vaccination-risks Network media. The AVN is Australia’s most active counter-vaccine lobby group, and one of its primary activities includes distributing messages critical of vaccines to the public. This seminar will identify key persuasion elements found in such antivaccine media, and pinpoint three overarching themes of AVN messaging. These themes are described as Distrust, Danger, and Confidence. References to religion within these themes will be identified, and overall findings will be considered in relation to Australian vaccine hesitancies and the country’s No Jab No Pay/Play policies.

Zoom Link: https://uqz.zoom.us/j/98643109364

https://hpi.uq.edu.au/event/session/4966

New position: Head of Leadership at Tabor College


Tabor is currently advertising for a new position: Head of Leadership. This is an exciting opportunity to implement, develop and lead a brand new Masters level course offering.

The Seek Ad can be found at: Head of Leadership, (Faculty of Ministry,Theology and Culture)

https://www.seek.com.au/job/50729924?tracking=TMC-SAU-eDM-SharedJob-13246

The Kingdom of God is Near Online Zoom conference / Webinar Hosted by Trinity College Theological SchoolSaturday 28 November 2020 9.30am–12.30pmSaturday, 28 November, 9:30 am–12:30

The Kingdom of God is Near Online Zoom conference / Webinar Hosted by Trinity College Theological SchoolSaturday 28 November 2020 9.30am–12.30pmSaturday, 28 November, 9:30 am–12:30 pm AEDT $25This half-day event is an opportunity for clergy and lay people to be enriched by the readings from Mark and elsewhere in the Bible for the forthcoming Church Year B.For clergy, this is a study day, providing you with resources for preaching, worship and ministry, commencing on Advent Sunday. For lay people, this is a wonderful opportunity to explore the Bible, discover its riches and deepen your spirituality.There will be plenty of opportunity for reflection, input and discussion.The day’s leaders:The Revd Dr Robert (Bob) Derrenbacker is the Dean of the Trinity College Theological School, where he is also the Frank Woods Associate Professor in New Testament. Bob undertook his theological studies in Canada, including a PhD, at the University of Toronto. He has held a number of positions at Canadian universities, and prior to joining Trinity College Theological School was President of Thorneloe University in Sudbury, Ontario. He has a wide range of research interests including the Synoptic gospels.Dr Rachelle Gilmour is Bromby Senior Lecturer in Old Testament at the Trinity College Theological School. She has published two books and a number of articles on the books of Samuel, Kings and Jeremiah and is an editor for the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament and the Review of Biblical Literature. Her current book project is titled ‘Divine Violence in the Book of Samuel’. Rachelle is also a member of St James’ Old Cathedral in West Namastey Melbourne https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=647150&

Online Zoom Conference. Saturday 31 October 2020 1.30pm – 4.00pm Breaking New Ground, Growing the church

Online Zoom Conference. Saturday 31 October 2020 1.30pm – 4.00pm Breaking New Ground, Growing the churchOver the past 15 years fresh expressions of church and pioneer ministry have been commended to the church as crucial for handing on Christian faith in contemporary culture, and for securing an intergenerational future for Anglicanism. A local example in Melbourne of such pioneering is Merri Creek Anglican. This continuing education session welcomes its pastor, Peter Carolane, to share the story of its growth, introduce the convictions that have formed it, and identify the challenges of pioneer ministry in Melbourne. The Revd Dr Peter Carolane is the Minister of Merri Creek Anglican, a church planted in 2013. Peter is an entrepreneurial church leader, communicator, and musician who seeks to make the Christian faith relevant for inner-city people by leading teams that pioneer new forms of ministry, mission and worship. Joining him in discussion is Bishop Lindsay Urwin, the Vicar of Christ Church, Brunswick. The Right Revd Lindsay Urwin OGS is the Vicar of Christ Church Brunswick. He has served as the area Bishop of Horsham in the Diocese of Chichester and was the Administrator of the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=647170&

Book Launch – Towards a Just and Ecologically Sustainable Peace: Navigating the Great Transition

You are invited to a special, virtual book launch via Zoom. Hosted by Professor Joseph Camilleri and Dr Deborah Guess, it features special presentations by Dr Vandana Shiva and Prof Richard Falk, and authors of the book chapters will be in attendance. Towards a Just and Ecologically Sustainable Peace: Navigating the Great Transition develops a holistic approach to countering violence that integrates notions of peace, justice and care of the Earth. It identifies the principles that can guide a shift from Just War to Just Peace, theoretically and in practice. It sets out the conditions required for a Just and Ecologically Sustainable Peace by bringing together contributions by Indigenous scholars, international relations scholars, peace studies and nonviolence specialists, and ecological feminists. https://vox.divinity.edu.au/event/towards-a-just-and-ecologically-sustainable-peace/

Online book launch of Reverend Dr Charles Sherlock AM’s new publication, Australian Anglicans Worship performing APBA (Broughton), a full commentary on APBA.

You are invited to the online book launch of Reverend Dr Charles Sherlock AM’s new publication, Australian Anglicans Worship performing  A Prayer Book for Australia (APBA),  (Broughton), a full commentary on APBA.

The book will be launched by Very Reverend David Richardson AO OBE. Bob Anderson of Broughton Publishing will also speak.

Date/Time

Tuesday 27 October 2020, 4:00pm Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

From a Ministry for Youth to a Ministry of Youth – Aspects of Protestant Youth Ministry in Sydney 1930-1959 by Ruth Lukabyo

From a Ministry for Youth to a Ministry of Youth – Aspects of Protestant Youth Ministry in Sydney 1930-1959 by Ruth Lukabyo. Why is Protestant youth ministry in Sydney vibrant, and in many places growing? A pioneering model of youth ministry evolved in the 1930s and was already flourishing in churches, schools, and university by the 1950s. Its early high point was the Billy Graham Crusade of 1959, which may legitimately be seen as an Australian youth revival. The new model broke with past practice by cultivating ministry leadership by young people, by promoting peer groups to nurture and share faith, and by fostering ministry collaboration between young men and women. The model, used by theological conservatives and liberals alike, and has proved both enduring and fruitful. This book will engage with the model of youth ministry and the religious experiences of young people in Sydney. By reading it you will not only learn from the significant achievements of young people in the past but be better equipped to creatively consider new methods of ministry for the twenty-first century. https://wipfandstock.com/from-a-ministry-for-youth-to-a-ministry-of-youth.html

ACT is looking for a new Director of Teaching and Learning

The ACT is looking for a new Director of Teaching and Learning. The role covers teaching and learning policy for the whole ACT Consortium, as well as offering assistance to affiliated colleges in their own teaching and learning practices. The role requires academic qualifications in theology/theological education/education and relevant higher education teaching experience, publications/presentations in the field of theological educationa nd proven interpersonal skills. The position is based in the Sydney CBD,  Australia. Applicants should provide a current CV, a letter addressing the requirements of the position (as given in the job description) and two academic and one church-related referees. Please email applications to ceo@actheology.edu.au. Applications close on October 19th, 2020.You can find the full job description here and here. https://www.actheology.edu.au/position-vacant-director-of-teaching-and-learning/