Explore Global Christianity
Nov
17
to Feb 2

Explore Global Christianity

Ever wondered how Christianity became truly global and how Christians have found creative ways to respond to the extraordinary political, social and intellectual changes of the last 300 years? Where do today’s challenges come from, how is this impacting us, and what is God saying afresh through the diverse Christian voices of our world?
Come explore ‘Global Christianity since 1700’ together this summer at SFC. Intensive course days 17 & 24 Nov and 2 Feb. Study & audit options available. Contact the College on 35147403 for more information.

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Reading With Spiritual Eyes Book Chat
Nov
27
5:30 PM17:30

Reading With Spiritual Eyes Book Chat

  • Roscoe Library, St Francis College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On Tuesday, 27 November at 5:30pm, join us for a book chat exploring Term 4's book, Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton.

“What an amazing debut novel! Boy Swallows Universe has jumped straight to the top of my outstanding novels for this year. Trent Dalton has somehow managed to spin a yarn about a Brisbane boy growing up amidst poverty, violence and crime while infusing it with love, joy and humour. His words and characters leap off the page with freshness and originality and yet you feel you know these people and the streets they live on. Although not autobiographical, the novel is reportedly based on Dalton’s own childhood in the tough suburbs of Brisbane, the people he knew and the journey he took to become an award winning journalist.'“ ~ Carolyn, on Good Reads

For more details, and to register, click here.

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Special Book Sale!
Nov
30
to Dec 1

Special Book Sale!

  • Lecture Room 1, St Francis College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A book sale for lovers of beautiful books!

Earlier this year Peter Mann made a wonderful donation of books to the Roscoe Library. Over 600 titles have already been added to the Roscoe Library collection, but there are several hundred beautiful books for sale. Many of these books are hardbacks with dust covers and in ‘as new’ condition; they would make lovely Christmas presents or excellent holiday reading.

Topics include Art, Asian Studies, Biblical Studies, Classic Literature, History, Philosophy, Poetry, Science and Theology.

Payment can be via an EFTPOS terminal, or cash will also be acceptable (correct change would be appreciated). Please provide your own bags.

Friday 30 November: 10am - 7pm + Saturday 1 December: 2pm - 5pm

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St Francis College Information Evening
Oct
23
6:00 PM18:00

St Francis College Information Evening

Have you ever thought about studying Theology?
Need more information?

Come along to the St Francis College
INFORMATION EVENING
Tuesday October 23rd, 6 - 8pm

Take a Single Subject, Diploma, Grad. Certificate or Degree
Flexible Study Modes available: online or onsite
Choose from a wide variety of subjects
We have the subject for you!
Come along to:

Meet current students
Chat to a lecturer
Tour the historic grounds

Further enquiries contact
enquiries@ministryeducation.org.au,
phone 35147411
or visit our website www.stfran.qld.edu.au

 

 


 

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Free Tour
Oct
13
to Oct 14

Free Tour

This weekend the Chapel of the Holy Spirit and Old Bishopsbourne will be open for viewing by the public from 11 - 4pm daily as part of the Brisbane City Council’s Brisbane Open House initiative. Tours will be held at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm on Saturday and Sunday. Come along and view the beautiful architecture, stunning grounds and gain behind-the-scenes access to these spectacular buildings.
What an inspirational and peaceful place to study!

St Francis College will also host a BBQ and Drinks stall on the Saturday between 11 and 2pm. All welcome.

 

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Any hope for Palestine? Areej Masoud Speaking Tour
Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

Any hope for Palestine? Areej Masoud Speaking Tour

Meet Areej Masoud, a Palestinian Christian born in Bethlehem.
Find out the reality of life for Palestinian Christians in the ongoing tension
and how you can extend Christ’s love and offer hope.

Hear Areej’s story at St Francis College, Milton
Friday 12 October, 10am – 11:30am
All welcome at this Free Event.

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Challenge your mind!
Sep
20
2:00 PM14:00

Challenge your mind!

Come along to the last Research Seminar for 2018

Thursday, 20 September at St Francis College, Milton in Lecture Rm 1, from 2-3pm.

Dr. Marie-Louise Craig will be presenting a paper titled "Hebrew-English Lexicography in America prior to 1900."

Here is the abstract of her paper: This paper is part of a chapter in a history of Hebrew-English lexicography. The American H-E lexicographers are an interesting study because of their personalities and the politics of publication and scholarship in this field. The paper presents a short biography on each lexicographer, including his interactions with others in the field and an outline of his contribution.

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Accordance Bible Software Training Seminar
Jul
21
9:00 AM09:00

Accordance Bible Software Training Seminar

Accordance equips you with cutting-edge original language tools, interactive 3D maps, a dynamic interlinear, drag-and-drop graphical searching, and a host of other tools designed to take your Bible study to the next level. All of these tools come packaged in a clean and simple interface that can be customized to complement your Bible study objectives.

Morning:       9:00 am – 12:30 pm     Accordance Basics

Afternoon:    1:00 pm – 4:00 pm      Advanced Original Languages

For more information, and to register, click here.

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Just Disciples 2018: A Day for Young Anglicans
Jul
15
10:00 AM10:00

Just Disciples 2018: A Day for Young Anglicans

In conjunction with the forthcoming Abundant Justice & Prophetic Imagination Conference, ABM is joining St John's College, St Francis College, the Public Affairs Commission, and the Social Responsibilities Committee of the Anglican Church Southern Queensland, to run a day for Young Anglicans (aged 18-40)* from around the Australian church.

*If you are 17 and would like to attend the conference please email missioner@abm.asn.au to obtain an application form which includes parent consent form.

For further information, and to register, visit the Abundant Justice website.

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TELL IT SLANT: A SYMPOSIUM ON THEOLOGY AND THE ARTS
Jun
15
to Jun 17

TELL IT SLANT: A SYMPOSIUM ON THEOLOGY AND THE ARTS

St Francis College will host a three day symposium gathering artists, theologians, and philosophers to reflect on the relationship between theology and art. Art here is to be conceived in broad terms; from classical to contemporary, from high to low. There will be art installations, poetry reading, and musical performance.

For more information and to register, click here.

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Public Lecture: Kevin Hart
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

Public Lecture: Kevin Hart

  • Old Bishopsbourne, St Francis College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

At 7pm on 14 June, St Francis will host a free public lecture given by the renowned Australian poet, philosopher, and theologian Kevin Hart. Described as the "most outstanding Australian poet of his generation" and "one of the major living poets in the English language," Hart has published several volumes of poetry that sit alongside his works of theology and philosophy. Most recently, he has published a book that unites all three areas of his work, titled: Poetry and Revelation: For a Phenomenology of Religious Poetry.

Kevin's lecture will be titled Contemplation and Fascination.

The lecture is free and open to the public and will be held in Lecture Rm 1 on St Francis' campus.

Space is limited for the lecture, so please register your attendance either here on the FB event page, or on the Eventbrite site for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/contemplation-and-fascination-a-free-public-lecture-by-kevin-hart-tickets-46788402371

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Reconciliation Week Eucharist
May
29
12:30 PM12:30

Reconciliation Week Eucharist

  • Chapel of the Holy Spirit, St Francis College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In 2016 the Diocese formally committed itself to a three year Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to move forward our commitment to Reconciliation. As this year’s Reconciliation Week approaches, all members of the Diocesan family are encouraged to renew our commitments to our shared Reconciliation Plan, through participation, prayer and action.

National Reconciliation Week is 27 May - 3 June. You are warmly invited to join the St Francis College community for their Reconciliation Week Eucharist at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, 29 May.

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SFC Research Seminar
May
17
2:00 PM14:00

SFC Research Seminar

Join us in Lecture Room 1 from 2-4 pm on Thursday 17 May for our next Research Seminar. We have the following presentations lined up:

‘You don’t Understand Me’: Serena Williams, Christology and Non-identity ~ Janice McRandal

Things that Make for Peace? Sacred Texts and Religious Traditions in a Transforming World ~ Marie-Louise Craig

All are welcome.

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Felix Arnott Lecture 2018 presented by Professor Ellen Charry
May
7
7:00 PM19:00

Felix Arnott Lecture 2018 presented by Professor Ellen Charry

  • Christ Church, 9 Chippendall Street Milton (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 2018 Felix Arnott Lecture, For God’s Sake: The Wall of Hostility has come down, will be given by Professor Ellen T. Charry on Monday 7 May beginning at 7pm.

Her lecture will explore a thorough reconstruction of the theological relationship between Judaism and Christianity.

Please note that the venue for this year's Felix Arnott Lecture is the beautiful heritage-listed Christ Church, Milton. There will be free and plentiful parking available. From Castlemaine St, turn into Chippendall St. Once in Chippendall St, parking will be the first turn to the right (where the buses usually park for Suncorp Stadium events).

For more information, and to register, click here.

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SFC Research Seminar
Apr
19
2:00 PM14:00

SFC Research Seminar

 Join us in Lecture Room 1 from 2-5pm on Thursday 19 April for our first Research Seminar of the year. We have three presentations lined up:    Boring or Divine Encounter - Evaluating the effectiveness of a non-didactic approach to preaching   ~ Peter Woodward    The Absence in the Presence: the anxiety of being and the power of sacramental community   ~ Suzanne Wilton    Against Innocence: Feminism and Original Sin   ~ Peter Kline  All are welcome.

Join us in Lecture Room 1 from 2-5pm on Thursday 19 April for our first Research Seminar of the year. We have three presentations lined up:

Boring or Divine Encounter - Evaluating the effectiveness of a non-didactic approach to preaching ~ Peter Woodward

The Absence in the Presence: the anxiety of being and the power of sacramental community ~ Suzanne Wilton

Against Innocence: Feminism and Original Sin ~ Peter Kline

All are welcome.

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Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

Public Lecture: A Prayer Book for Australia: That Was Then, This is Now

The Rev'd Professor Stephen Burns of Trinity College Melbourne will deliver a free public lecture at St Francis College titled, A Prayer Book for Australia: That Was Then, This is Now

In 1995, A Prayer Book for Australia (APBA) was the first revision of an Anglican Prayer Book in the twentieth century (revising An Australian Prayer Book of 1978). Now, the Anglican Church of Australia is the last of all the churches in global western Anglicanism to revise its liturgical resources. The pioneer has become stuck. Persons involved in the processes have been candid about the difficulties of both APBA's production and its initial reception--and those difficulties had longstanding precedents in historic polarisations in Australian Anglicanism. But these have intensified since 1995 such that, for a variety of reasons, common prayer no longer exists. At the same time, understanding and practice of common prayer has developed in new ways around the Anglican Communion--not least with a new missional consciousness--leaving Australia missing marks that now characterise wider Anglican worship. Given that, as the Liturgy Committee of the national church acknowledged at the last General Synod, maybe less than half of Australian Anglican churches use APBA, this lecture enquires about the future of sacramental common prayer in Australia, exploring consensus and clues in international Anglicanism that might dodge the diocesanism and factionalism of the Australian situation.

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Feb
20
to Feb 21

SFC Student Orientation Evenings

For many years, SFC has offered an orientation programme to assist  enrolled students to make the most of what our College can offer them as they pursue their academic studies.

During our orientation evenings, we are now offering a parallel programme that is more suited to those students who are auditing subjects. The evenings will begin and end with all students, however, when the Charles Sturt University students are engaged in topics that are only of relevance to them, Marie-Louise Craig, our lecturer in Biblical Studies and Biblical languages, will offer an orientation that is more relevant to those who are auditing subjects. 

If interested in attending one of our orientation evenings, for catering and set-up purposes, please use this link to register.

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Feb
17
9:00 AM09:00

BIBLE360: Intro to the Bible - St Pauls Ipswich

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BIBLE360: Introduction to the Bible

A one-day (9-3.30pm) introduction to the Bible for people of all ages and backgrounds.

It offers a place to start the adventure of reading the Bible or to pick up the journey again if it has been a while.

The seminar provides:

  • · An opportunity to engage with others
  • · An understanding of the history of the Bible
  • · The basic information needed to read the Bible with confidence
  • · A brief overview of the Old Testament and New Testament
  • · Practical tips on choosing a Bible and other resources
  • · Help to get started with a personal Bible reading plan.

Just bring a pen and your lunch (or buy it nearby) and you’re good to go! Morning tea is provided.

Thousands of people around the diocese (and the world!) have done this program. Now it's your chance!

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Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

Ordination of Deacons and Priests

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The Archbishop has much pleasure in announcing that, God willing, he will ordain as deacons and priests the following candidates on Saturday 2 December 2017, 10 am at St John’s Cathedral.

Deacons: Ms Deborah Bird; Ms Zoë Browne; Ms Rosemary Gardiner; Mr Peter Jeffrey; Mr Stephen Monsiegneur; Dr Timothy Nicholson; Ms Bronwyn Pagram; Dr Debra Tedman

Priests: The Rev’d Karen Allen; The Rev’d Christopher Bate; The Rev’d David Browne; The Rev’d Jamee-Lee Callard; The Rev’d Heather Dearden; The Rev’d Pauline Harley; The Rev’d Rebecca King; The Rev’d Peter Deng Mayen; The Rev’d Dr Imelda O’Loughlin

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Nov
28
5:30 PM17:30

Reading with Spiritual Eyes Book Chat

  • Roscoe Library, St Francis College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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The Roscoe Library's book club, Reading with Spiritual Eyes, invites you to join our discussion of The Barrier by Shankari Chandran.

"War, disease, biotechnology and religion intertwine in a gripping near-future thriller.

Twenty years ago an Ebola epidemic brought the world to the edge of oblivion. The West won the war, the East was isolated behind a wall, and a vaccine against Ebola was developed. Peace prevailed. Now Agent Noah Williams is being sent over the barrier to investigate a rogue scientist who risks releasing another plague. But why would a once-respected academic threaten the enforced vaccination program that ensures humans are no longer an endangered species?

Hunting for answers amid shootouts, espionage and murder, Noah will have to confront a fundamental question: In the fight for survival, can our humanity survive too?

Set in the year 2040, within a complex, volatile political climate that is wholly immersive and unnerving, The Barrier is a blazing, fast-paced thriller in the vein of Michael Crichton and Matthew Reilly; with the subversiveness of John le Carre. But also, one man’s story of overcoming grief in order to recapture his faith."

Please register for catering and set-up purposes.

 

 

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Nov
25
9:00 AM09:00

BIBLE360: Intro to the Bible - Dalby

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BIBLE360: Introduction to the Bible

A one-day (9-3.30pm) introduction to the Bible for people of all ages and backgrounds.

It offers a place to start the adventure of reading the Bible or to pick up the journey again if it has been a while.

The seminar provides:

  • An opportunity to engage with others
  • An understanding of the history of the Bible
  • The basic information needed to read the Bible with confidence
  • A brief overview of the Old Testament and New Testament
  • Practical tips on choosing a Bible and other resources
  • Help to get started with a personal Bible reading plan.

Just bring a pen and your lunch (or buy it nearby) and you’re good to go! Morning tea is provided.

Thousands of people around the diocese (and the world!) have done this program. Now it's your chance!

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Nov
18
9:00 AM09:00

FAITH360:Praying in Anglican Ways - St John's Cathedral

  • St Johns Cathedral - Darnell Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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FAITH360:Praying in Anglican Ways - St John's Cathedral

A practical workshop about forms of Anglican spirituality and prayer. It's happening in the Darnell Room! Facilitated by Jonathan Sargeant!

This all day workshop (9am-3.30pm) written by the Revs Penny Jones and Jo Inkpin enables participants to ponder their own spirituality and the methods of prayer and worship that can enhance relationships with God. Discover deep Anglican wells of spiritual practice that provide resources for faith today! In this workshop, participants will:

  • Explore ideas about spirituality. Just what is it anyway?
  • Think about the Anglican forms of spirituality
  • Examine their own spirituality towards identifying a helpful life-enhancing profile
  • Learn about the history and form of Anglican spiritualities that have enlivened our church, as well as individuals/groups associated with them
  • Have a chance to practice different forms of prayer and worship associated with these Anglican spiritualities
  • Come to value the enormous breadth of spiritual resources available to us in the Anglican Church
  • Think about developing a 'rule of life' to enhance our faith formation into the future

All you need is a pen and your lunch.

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Oct
29
3:00 PM15:00

Valedictory Eucharist

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Sunday 29 October at 3.00pm in the Chapel followed by refreshments on the lawn.  We welcome Archbishop Phillip, who will preach and preside.  Congratulations to all who have completed their studies.  May God bless your path ahead.   

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Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

SFC Open Night

Curious whether studying theology, the Bible, church history, Hebrew, Greek, or a related area is the right next step for you? Come and see for yourself!

If you want to get a taste of what it’s like to study at St Francis College, why not join us next Tuesday night for one of our open mini-lectures?

Come to Lecture Room 1 next to the Admin block and enjoy a complimentary supper and refreshments and take the opportunity to chat with current students and staff. If you come a little earlier, you can take a tour of the campus from 6pm.

The evening will include:
- Sample mini-lectures that provide a glimpse of our teaching areas
- Information about study, costs and course options
- Open time for Questions and Answers
- A relaxed event where you can meet staff and students

Whether you come with a friend or on your own, one of our friendly staff will be more than happy to meet you and answer any questions.

Enquiries: contact the Academic Dean, Peter Kline, on 3514 7418 or email pkline@ministryeducation.org.au

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Oct
19
5:30 PM17:30

Book Launch: Passion for Nothing

  • St Francis College - Lecture Room 1 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Come celebrate the launch of Peter Kline's book, *Passion for Nothing: Kierkegaard's Apophatic Theology.* Neil Pembroke, Associate Professor of Christian Studies at the University of Queensland, will launch the book. There will copies of the book for sale, wine and cheese, and some of Peter's art will be on display. The event will take place in Lecture Room 1 at St Francis College, from 5:30-7pm on Thursday, October 19th. 

"Peter Kline’s remarkable and innovative book stands at the forefront of a dynamic new horizon in theological readings of Kierkegaard. Moved by passion and unknowing, Kline elucidates the mystical dimensions of Kierkegaard’s existential vision with sophistication and profound creativity. This is a vital reading transfigured by the longing for a God whose gift exceeds our grasp—a longing in which Kierkegaard’s theology lives, breathes, and loves." - Simon D. Podmore, Liverpool Hope University

“Peter Kline is not only a first-rate scholar of Kierkegaard – with seemingly exhaustive knowledge of his texts and the inner workings of his thought – he is also a “repetition,” a student, writing poignantly of his passion for the apophatic [God] and the works of love that this apophasis births. His lucid, winsome prose invites readers to enter Kierkegaard’s radical vision – while his conclusion incites readers to embrace the artistry of the self reduced to nothing.” – Wendy Farley, San Francisco Theological Seminary

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Oct
7
to Oct 8

Brisbane Open House + Community Spring Fair

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Brisbane Open House
Saturday 7 October 10am - 4pm
Sunday 8 October 11am - 4pm

Tour local historic treasures Old Bishopsbourne (1868) and the Chapel of the Holy Spirit (1912)
Free tours each day at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm

 

As well, St Francis College, the School of Philosophy Brisbane and Milton-Auchenflower Anglicans invite you to join us for a...

Community Spring Fair
Saturday 7 October 10am - 4pm

Devonshire teas, plants, cakes, sausage sizzle, face painting and more

Walk the Labyrinth too!

 

And also at St Francis College,

Noosa Camino - art in the Chapel
Saturday 7 October 11 am

Artist Lindsay Farrell will speak about his Noosa Camino series of paintings, currently on display in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit. “Camino” (Spanish for “the way”) denotes a pilgrim walking route. Noosa Camino is a series of images and reflections developed while walking in the Noosa National Park.

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