Events and Continuing Ed

Events and Continuing Ed

The Theological School runs many educational events and hosts short courses for lay and ordained members of the community.

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The Continuing Education Program is a opportunity for you to engage critically with issues from a contemporary Anglican perspective. One of the Program’s aims is to enhance and invigorate the ministry of clergy and lay people in their various roles in the Church. We hope to see you at some or all of our events during the year!

Please download the full year's program brochure or follow the booking links below for individual events.

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Monday, 24 July 2017

Seminar & Book Launch: The Gospels Speak (Dorothy Lee

Addressing Life's Questions

Dorothy Lee examines four fundamental questions of human existence which she considers in her new book, The Gospels Speak: Addressing Life’s Questions:

  •  the existence of evil and suffering
  •  the pervasiveness of anxiety and fear
  •  the quest for personal meaning, and
  •  whether a sense of purpose is to be found in human history and creation.

This seminar, led by one of Australia’s leading New Testament scholars, aims to uncover what the Gospels have to offer in each context and for each question, enabling a dynamic interaction between question and answer: between our common human struggles and the diverse words in which God addresses us through the evangelists.

Bishop Kay Goldsworthy will officially launch the book at 5.00pm.

Seminar 2.30pm – 4.30pm, OWL building, Trinity College

Book Launch: 5.00pm

$20/10 with discounts for Trinity alumni and current students (please register through Trybooking).

If you wish to attend the Book Launch only, please RSVP to or call (03) 9348 7127, and do not use the Trybooking site.

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Saturday, 29 July 2017 - CANCELLED

A Lay Person’s Guide to the Anglican Communion

Due to the unavailabliliy of the guests speaker, this event has been cancelled.

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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

47th Annual Barry Marshall Memorial Lecture: Why Australia Needs Theology

The 2017 Barry Marshall memorial lecture will be presented by Professor Peter Sherlock, Vice Chancellor of the University of Divinity. This lecture examines the past and present place of Christian theological scholarship in Australian politics and society, showing how theology is almost entirely discredited as a result of the failure of the churches in a wide range of areas, most notably the sexual abuse of children. It proposes that Australia still needs theology, and explores how theological scholarship might contribute in the future.

7.30pm, The Craig Auditorium, Gateway building, Trinity College

The lecture is free, but booking is essential. (Please register through Trybooking)

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Friday, 25 August 2017 **NEW EVENT**

Re-Visioning Belief—Interpreting the Bible in Today's Fractured World

A Study Day with Meg Warner and Richard Burridge

Dealing with the difficult issues facing us today can often feel like being faced with an unpalatable choice between inflexible traditional demands or accepting that ‘anything goes’ in modern society; this day will explore a middle way of being faithful to the Bible while serving our people and culture.

10.00pm – 4.00pm, OWL Building, Trinity College

$80/60 including lunch (Please register through Trybooking)

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Thursday, 14 September 2017

Off the Shelf (Book Club) #3

A discussion of Miroslav Volf’s Flourishing: Why we Need Religion in a Globalized World. Led by the Revd Dr Don Saines.

6.00pm – 7.30pm, OWL building, Trinity College

$20/15 (Please register through Trybooking)

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Saturday, 4 November 2017

Year of Mark Study Day

A day for clergy and lay people to learn about the Gospel set as the lectionary for 2018, with opportunities for reflection, input and discussion. Led by Revd Canon Professor Dorothy Lee.

10.00am – 3.30pm, OWL Building, Trinity College

$40/30 (Please register through Trybooking)

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Events Contact

For further information on Theology Events, please contact the Administration by email at or call (03) 9348 7127.