ANZATS Conference and Public Lecture

We at St Barnabas College are pleased to present two major events occurring within the life of the College:

The ANZATS Theological conference

Firstly, St Barnabas College, in conjunction with various other theological colleges in Adelaide, are co-hosting the annual Australian and New Zealand Association of Theological Schools conference. This event will take place over four days from Sunday the 9th of July, until Wednesday the 12th, and is being held at the Australian Lutheran College in North Adelaide.

This year the theme is Family and Kinship, and will be addressing such
themes and topics as: Community, identity, the household as a social environment, cross cultural kinship and the social realities of the contemporary family.

Presenting at this conference are two international keynote speakers:

  • Dr Lynn Cohick, from Wheaton College, USA
  • And Dr Stephen Barton, from the University of Durham, UK

Furthermore, various lecturers from St Barnabas will be presenting their own seminars throughout the course of the conference:

The Rev’d Ruth Mathieson

This conference is an invaluable opportunity for students of the college as well as those who have a general interest in all things theological.

Recognising its value for our students, we are offering subsidies for the conference to students interested in attending. There are only a limited number available, however, so to apply, please contact the Principal ASAP for more details.

Early bird registrations close May 26, and all registrations close June 23, so register soon! For more details, check out the ANZATS Website – the program for the conference is still to be released, so make sure you watch this space!

Dr. Stephen Barton Public Lecture

Secondly, coming off the tail end of the conference, St Barnabas College is also pleased to announce that we have managed to secure keynote speaker Dr Stephen Barton for a public lecture on Thursday the 13th of July.

Dr Barton, originally from Australia, is an Honorary Fellow and formerly Reader of New Testament, in the Department of Theology and Religion, of the University of Durham. He is also  an ordained priest in the Church of England. His speciality is in New Testament studies, having a broad range of interest in areas such as:

  • Christian Origins
    Dr Stephen Barton, keynote speaker
  • New Testament Interpretation
  • Resurrection theology
  • Theology of the family
  • And the use of the Bible in ethics

His public lecture is entitled:

‘The Resurrection and Practical Theology: Death and Dying in Christ’

‘In the faith of Christians, the death and resurrection of Jesus is the defining revelation of the power of God bringing a new world into being. Reality is transformed. Its shape is love. The lecture explores the meaning of the resurrection and its significance for the moral life. In particular, it gives attention to the impact of resurrection faith on the Christian practice of death and dying. In the process, it takes us to the heart of Christian living.’

This event is open to all, and will be held at St Bartholomew’s, 77 Beulah Rd, Norwood,  at 7:30pm.

Don’t miss this excellent opportunity!

 

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