Sydney School of Theology, Culture & Public Engagement 2019

Held over three days, the ADM’s School of Theology, Culture & Public Engagement is a unique, curated program of masterclasses delivered by leading scholars working at the intersection of theology, culture and public engagement.

The STCPE creates space in a busy city for Christians to immerse themselves in theological reflection on the ideas shaping our culture. We want artists and academics, ETF Trading für Anfänger bankers and baristas, carers and CEOs. We want Christians who are hungry to explore the ways the good news of Jesus illuminates our work, our loves and our culture.

Be challenged to pursue deeper theological engagement with areas such as literature, psychology, politics and the arts. Be inspired to develop practical skills for more imaginative public engagement.

The STCPE is open to both women and men of all ages. There are no prerequisites or assessments. Everyone is welcome. Participants pay a registration fee for the entire STCPE program and can choose from the masterclasses on offer.

This summer, come together with Christians from a variety of fields in a space of hospitality and intellectual warmth. Meet mentors, peers, collaborators, and friends.

Stretch yourself. Go deeper. Find your voice for public engagement. Make time to reflect on the ideas and cultivate the skills which will help you better engage the world with Jesus.


ALISON MILBANK, Theology & literature: Re-enchanting the world
JOHN MILBANK, Political theology after liberalism
KATELYN BEATY, Publishing, editing & writing
BRIAN ROSNER, Known by God: Personal identity
BILL SALIER, Theology of character formation
KATE HARRISON BRENNAN, Christianity & politics (Panel event)
JENNY BROWN, Maturity for leaders
ANDREW JUDD, Why we keep disagreeing on the Bible
LAURA RADEMAKER, Aboriginal history & Christian churches
CHRISTOPHER MAYES, Political theology & ethics of food
ADRIAN MILLS, Communicating with impact & creativity
LACHLAN BROWN, Creative writing
STEPHANIE JUDD, Communicating the gospel
KIRSTY BEILHARZ, Music, theology & palliative care
LOUISE GOSBELL, Embodiment & senses in the gospels
LUKE BARNES, The fine-tuning of the universe

About ADM: The vision of Anglican Deaconess Ministries is to see women from generation to generation flourishing in Kingdom work. Our mission is to raise up women with theological formation for practical and public engagement. The STCPE is inspired by ADM’s over-100-year-old commitment to theological formation that is deeply pastoral, practical and public.

About CPX: The Centre for Public Christianity is a not-for-profit media company that offers a Christian perspective on contemporary life. CPX seeks to promote the public understanding of the Christian faith by engaging mainstream media and the general public with high quality and well-researched print, video and audio material about the relevance of Christianity in the 21st century.


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