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Open Week 2019

5 Aug 2019

Sample a session from a morning, afternoon, or evening lecture, enjoy some refreshments and chat with the Whitley staff, faculty, and students. Pick and choose from the suite of options available. All are welcome! Please register your attendance using the form at the bottom of the page.

Monday 5 August

10:00am – Staff and faculty prayers and morning tea

Join staff and faculty for prayers in the Grigg, followed by morning tea in the faculty area. Get to know our staff and faculty and find out about what’s been happening around the College.

6:00pm – Interpreting the New Testament then pause for supper with Anne at 7:00pm

Lecturer: Keith Dyer
Experience the insights and limitations of different ways of reading and analysing selected New Testament texts, with a focus on doing interpretation.

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Tuesday 6 August

2:00pm – A Toolbox for Ethical Pastoral Leadership then share a cuppa with Anne at 3:00pm

Lecturer: Lynn Moresi and BUV team
Critically examine the responsibilities of pastoral leaders with a view to forming practices which are healthy, life-giving
and ethical.

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6:45pm – The Nature of Things (Art Exhibition and Faith Exploration with Creative Materials)

We will enjoy refreshments and consider the art before engaging in a material conversation about the way art prompts us to make sense of the nature of things encountered. This interactive conversation will enable us to explore some of the ways in which the discipline of regularly seeing and making art can prompt us to engage the stories of our lives with the work of meaning-making and the art of well-being.

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Wednesday 7 August

9:30am – Introducing the Hebrew Bible then share a cuppa or morning tea with Dorothy at 10:30am

Lecturer: Mark Brett
Consider the history and diversity of the Old Testament, particularly in relation to key themes like creation, covenant, government, suffering, ethnicity and hope.

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2:00pm – The Book of Revelation before adjourning for afternoon tea with Dorothy at 3:00pm

Lecturer: Keith Dyer
Explore the first century context of this remarkable text as a basis for reading Revelation responsibly and ask how it still might challenge and transform our lives today.

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6:00pm – Romans: Suffering and Justice followed by supper at 7:00pm

Lecturer: Siu Fung Wu
What is Paul talking about when he writes about the righteousness of God to the house church in Rome? How can the followers of Jesus bear witness to the good news in a world with so much pain and injustice? Discover God’s purpose of transforming humanity and renewing the entire creation, and how we may participate in that process.

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Thursday 8 August

6:00pm – Crossing the Street: Understanding Islam & Our Muslim Neighbours before supper at 7:00pm, or

Lecturer: Ian Dicks
Explore the historical development, central beliefs and practices of the Islamic faith. Engage with the challenges and opportunities to facilitate understanding, positive interaction and fruitful encounters with our Muslim neighbours.

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The Story of Christianity (Part 2) before supper at 7:00pm

Lecturer: Marita Munro
Explore the personalities, ideas and revolutions that have shaped the church since the Reformation.

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Saturday 10 August

10:30 am – midday

Join the faculty for morning tea and a chance to explore study possibilities.


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