COVID-19 Update

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, St Barnabas College (SBC) has escalated its risk management strategy to Plan C: Total College Shutdown. This entails the following: Lectures have transited, for all students, staff and lecturers to a solely online environment The library is closed to all students and community borrowers Resources will continue to be … 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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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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Discernment Meetings

  On Saturday 5th of May, the first in a series of five meetings were held between Director of Discernment and Formation, Nic Denny-Dimitriou, and the Discernment group, a collection of candidates within the Diocese of Adelaide undergoing the process of discovering whether God’s calling for their life involves ordained ministry. Curious about this,  I … Continue reading "Discernment Meetings"...

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Skills for Resilience – Testimonials

  Throughout the month of June SBC will be hosting a four session short course entitled Skills for Resilience in Christian Ministry We ran a similar short course last year, hosted by lead counsellor of Heartgardener, Vanessa Daughtry. Read some of the glowing feedback that attendees had for both Vanessa and the course last year: … Continue reading "Skills for Resilience – Testimonials"...

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Flourishing in Faith – May Edition 2019

Did you know that our most recent edition of the SBC newsletter has now been released? In it we: Discuss theological learning for busy people (and how PEPS can help) We have an interview with our newly appointed Director of Discernment and Formation, Nic Denny-Dimitriou And give an update on our upcoming learning opportunities with … Continue reading "Flourishing in Faith – May Edition 2019"...

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Morning Prayer

  It is 9:00am and a group of weary souls enter the SBC building: students, teachers, staff and volunteers alike, each slowly finding their way to the Chapel to begin morning prayers at 9:15 sharp. The leader opens: “The Lord be with you.” In matching cadence, the people respond: “and also with you.” And for … Continue reading "Morning Prayer"...

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Prayer Requests

  So I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. – Mark 11:24 The community of St Barnabas College gather on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings to pray for the concerns of the college and the wider community. If you would like us … Continue reading "Prayer Requests"...

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