Research Roundtables

The Research Roundtable is intended for faculty and HDR students, the purpose of which is to facilitate discussion of important topics, with input from external experts. The Research Roundtable discussions are held at AC Parramatta campus, typically 4 - 5 times per year, and include invited guest speakers from universities and other professional sectors.

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2017 Roundtables

23 February 2017 - "The Reception of Jerusalem in Rome"

Speaker: Professor Edwin Judge, Macquarie University


2 March 2017 - "Christianity and Gender"

Speaker: Dr Sarah Williams, Regent College.


16 March 2017 - "Strategy for Educational Leaders"

Speaker: Richard Ford, St Andrew's Cathedral School.


6 April 2017 - "The Power of Yarn: Urban Aboriginal-led Pentecostal Liturgies"

Speaker: Tanya Riches, Hillsong College


20 April 2017 - "Missional Living in a Pluralistic Society"

Speaker: Dr Darrell Whiteman, Overseas Ministries Study Center.


2 May 2017 - "The Poetry of God: Lament(ations) as Truth-telling" 

Speaker: Rev Dr Matthew Anstey, St Barnabas College


8 June 2017 - "Constructing equitable relationships among culturally diverse academic and community partners: Health, indigenous peoples, and participatory research "

Speaker: Dr John Oetzel, University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand


27 July - "More than Twice as Difficult: Undertaking Christian Scholarship in a Post- and Anti-Christian Culture"

Speaker: Prof John Stackhouse


8 August 2017 - "Pentecostals and Politics"

Speaker: Dr Paul Freston, Balsillie School of International Affairs and Wilfrid Laurier University


16 August 2017 - "The Holy Spirit and Theological Education"

Speaker: Dr Amos Yong, Fuller Seminary


21 September 2017 - "Paul as Educator: What He Can Still Teach Us Today"

Speaker: Prof Robert Banks, Macquarie Christian Studies Institute


19 October 2017 - "Making Sense of the Bible in Australian History"

Speaker: Dr Meredith Lake


2016 Roundtables

11 February 2016 - "Why the narrative structure of the gospels REALLY matters."

Speaker: Professor Rikk Watts, Regent College, Vancouver.


10 March 2016 - "After Christian Australia: Evangelicals and the religious crisis of the 1960s."

Speaker: Dr Hugh Chilton, Scotts College.


20 April 2016 - "Women in research."

Speaker: Professor Mary Morgan, London School of Economics.


12 May 2016 - "Schools that have impact."

Speaker: Dr Tim Hawkes, Kings School, Parramatta.


2 June 2016 - "Servant leadership, employee engagement, and organisational workplace deviant behaviours in Australian workplaces."

Speaker: Dr Mulyadi Robin, Monash University.


30 June 2016 - (topic to be announced).

Speaker: Professor Mark Elliott, School of Divinity, University of St Andrews.


22 September 2016 - "Method in mission studies: World Christianity or intercultural theology."

Speaker: Dr John Flett, Pilgrim Theological College, University of Divinity.


13 October 2016 - "Learning to live well in a pluralistic community."

Speaker: Professor Peter Anstey, University of Sydney.


3 November 2016 - "The history of Australian political secularity."

Speaker: Dr Steve Chavura, Macquarie University.

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