Supervision Intensives

  With the relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions, SBC is set for return-to-campus teaching next semester. However, whilst most students will have embarked on their mid-semester break, a few find themselves at the college for a series of intensives. Undertaking the Graduate Certificate in Ministry (Supervision stream) are the committed students of MIN525 – Professional Supervision … Continue reading "Supervision Intensives"...

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St Barnabas Day Morning Prayer – A Wrap Up

  To repeat what has now become a cliché, we certainly live in unprecedented times. The challenge of COVID-19 has forced all of us to adapt to new ways of work and communication. The requirement of physical distancing and the restrictions on gathering has forced us all to become disconnected and, in some cases, discombobulated. … Continue reading "St Barnabas Day Morning Prayer – A Wrap Up"...

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St Barnabas Day Morning Prayer

Did you know that this year marks the 140th anniversary of St Barnabas College? To celebrate in this time of COIVD-19 restrictions we will be hosting a special Morning Prayer service on St Barnabas’ Day, Thursday June 11th, at 9:00am on Zoom. This will include a short address by the Principal, titled “In the Footsteps … Continue reading "St Barnabas Day Morning Prayer"...

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Flourishing in Faith – Autumn 2020

A new edition of SBC’s newsletter has been released! Contained within: An Easter reflection in light of COVID-19 A round-up of the SuperVision conference An interview with our Academic Manager Check it out here.  ...

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COVID-19 Update

College Re-opening The College now has in place a plan for the safe re-opening of the College and Library from Monday, 29 June 2020 and for face-to-face lectures recommencing in Semester 2 on 13 July 2020. Should you have any health vulnerabilities or concerns regarding: On-site working please contact Cathy Thomson at cthomson@sbc.edu.au Accessing the … Continue reading "COVID-19 Update"...

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Commencement 2020

Beginning 2020 Our annual commencement service was held on Wednesday 19th February. Hosted in St Peter’s Cathedral, it was a fantastic opportunity to acknowledge the previous year’s graduates and the recipients of academic awards; to hear an address from The Right Rev’d John Stead, Bishop of the Diocese of Willochra; and to participate in the … Continue reading "Commencement 2020"...

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SBC COVID-19 Announcement

  In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, St Barnabas College (SBC) has escalated its risk management strategy to Plan B: Restriction of class “gatherings”. This entails the following: Lectures will be transitioning, for students, to a solely online environment from Thursday 19th March, the library will be closed to all students and community borrowers from … Continue reading "SBC COVID-19 Announcement"...

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Flourishing in Faith – Summer 2020

A new edition of SBC’s Newsletter has been released! Contained within: A reflection from the new Principal A story about bringing Christmas cheer with The Rev’d Dr Gillies Ambler An interview with Operations Manager, Maria Harrison Check it out here!...

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Don’s Farewell

  On Wednesday 11th December, the college community gathered together to farewell The Rev’d Dr Don Owers who ceases his tenure as Principal of the college at close of business on Friday 13th of December. Don was initially asked in late 2017 to function as Acting Principal for a few months whilst a replacement Principal … Continue reading "Don’s Farewell"...

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Bushfires

Bushfires Loving God, our prayers today are where our hearts and minds have been during last week: with the victims of the bushfires. We pray for those who mourn their dead: families, neighbours, school friends, workmates. O God, divine friend, be with them in their desperate sorrow. Comfort their torn hearts and heal them from … Continue reading "Bushfires"...

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Taking a Trip Down Memory Lane

A Volunteer’s Experience in the SBC Library Just the other day I was struck by the wealth of knowledge we have here at St Barnabas College, both with respect to the educational capacity of our resources, staff and volunteers, but also in terms of the lived experience of those who are involved in the life … Continue reading "Taking a Trip Down Memory Lane"...

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SuperVision Conference

SuperVision Equipping the Saints for Transformative Ministry Supported by Charles Sturt University (CSU) and AnglicareSA, St Barnabas College (SBC) is hosting a four day conference with Dr Michael Paterson of The Institute of Pastoral Supervision & Reflective Practice. Michael is an Anglican priest, psychotherapist, spiritual director, pastoral supervisor and trainer based in Fife, Scotland. He … Continue reading "SuperVision Conference"...

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Announcement from the Archbishop of Adelaide

  Please see below, an important email from Archbishop Geoffrey Smith of the Anglican Diocese of Adelaide. Dear Colleagues I am very pleased to let you know that the Reverend Dr Cathy Thomson has been appointed to be the next Principal of St Barnabas College.  Cathy has been serving as Academic Dean of the College … Continue reading "Announcement from the Archbishop of Adelaide"...

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Flourishing in Faith – August Edition 2019

A new edition of SBC’s Newsletter has been released! In it we have articles about: Anglican Foundations with SBC Some of our research output An interview with Learning Pathways Coordinator, Ann Nadge An update on the upcoming learning opportunities with the college in 2020 Check it out here!...

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Call No One on Earth Your Father: A Book Review

The old proverbial wisdom, which relegates religion and politics to the realm of “undiscussable” in polite company, maintains a utilitarian sort of wisdom to it: a tenuous and precious status-quo of peace between peoples and groups often so desperately needed. In churches (particularly in a “big-tent” church such as the Church of England and in … Continue reading "Call No One on Earth Your Father: A Book Review"...

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Beyond Conflict: Evolution, Science & God

Beyond Conflict: Evolution, Science & God A National Conference sponsored by NZCIS and Otago University, examining how the dialogue between faith and science can move beyond polarities, conflict and scientism toward holism, integration and a common social imaginary. The conference will hope to speak especially to school teachers and other educators as well as lay people, … Continue reading "Beyond Conflict: Evolution, Science & God"...

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The Bishops’ Certificate

The Bishops’ Certificate in Ministry Bishops of the Province of South Australia encourage Lay Leaders to be intentional about learning and developing ministry skills.  As part of the learning pathways available to Lay Leaders and Licence holders, St Barnabas College, in partnership with the Diocesan Education and Formation Ministry Unit (EFMU), invites individuals and parishes … Continue reading "The Bishops’ Certificate"...

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SBC Kerala Appeal: An Update

  In August 2018 the State of Kerala in south-west India was hit by a massive flood which left just under 500 dead, 14 missing, over 200,000 homeless and causing an estimated US$5.8 billion in damages. Government agencies and relief organisations were immediately overwhelmed by the huge needs created by this disaster. The Church of … Continue reading "SBC Kerala Appeal: An Update"...

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Call No One on Earth Your Father Book Launch

  On Thursday the 16th of June, SBC hosted the launch of Call No One on Earth Your Father, authored by Library Volunteer and Adjunct Lecturer in Ecclesiology, Dr Jo Armour. Held across the road at St Peter’s Cathedral in the Cynthia Poulton Hall, the event began at 4:30pm with some light refreshments and casual … Continue reading "Call No One on Earth Your Father Book Launch"...

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Semester 2 PEP Applications have Begun!

  Interested in studying theology at SBC next semester? We are now taking PEP enrollments for a wide variety of subjects. Introduction to New Testament Studies: This subject introduces the various writings that comprise the New Testament. It does so with reference to their historical context and their literary and theological features. It also introduces … Continue reading "Semester 2 PEP Applications have Begun!"...

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