Apprenticeship: How the Bible Shapes Our Interpretive Habits and Practices
Wednesday 29 July | 10am–9:30pm Katoomba Christian Convention | $45* (not including lunch)
For Christians, the Bible is the foundational document for their faith. It is a lamp for our feet and a light for our paths. But for those working in universities or engaged in posgtraduate study, what does the Bible offer us? Or more precisley, what does the Bible do to us? Apprenticing ourselves to the interpretive practices of the biblical writers and engaging closely with texts from all parts of the Bible help us to develop the habits and practices required to be good readers of Scripture.
Join us at AnCon20 as we consider what the formative habits and practices the Bible has to offer for this community of scholars and researchers.
Our Speaker – David Starling:
David studied at the University of Sydney and worked as an English teacher in Western Sydney for three years, before completing theological studies. From 2000-2006 he was the pastor of Petersham Baptist Church. He and his wife, Nicole, along with their four children, attend Chatswood Baptist Church, where Nicole serves part-time as a member of the pastoral team. David Starling joined the Morling faculty in 2005 and has lectured since then in New Testament, Greek and Theology. He became the Head of Morling’s Bible and Theology Department in 2014, and was appointed as the Chief Academic Officer in 2019. He exercises a senior role in ministry and leadership, overseeing learning, teaching and research across the faculties.
Each year during EU Annual Conference we run a one day conference for postgrads and staff to help us develop as Christians within our vocation. It's our yearly retreat to gather with other postgrads and staff from across the university. The program includes time to pray for each other, the world, and consider how to grow in our service of Jesus at the university. After dinner we also join the undergraduate EU community for the main evening session.
Registration is open now and covers conference attendance. We go off site for lunch, and the price of your meal is not included in your conference registration. If you have an questions about registration, please contact Matthew Moffitt. Subsidies and loans are available for people to attend the conference.
*The $45 does not include lunch but does cover the compulsory part time charge. Please untick this option when you register to avoid being overcharged.
Previous Topics and Speakers:
2019 – Work, Research, & Witness in a Secular Age | Rory Shiner, Greg Anderson, Lynn Kay
2018 – Wisdom, Knowledge, and Learning | Andrew Errington and Matthew Moffitt
2017 – Being a Public Christian | Natasha Moore
2016 – Just Work | Kate Harrison Brennan and Matthew Moffitt
2015 – The Gospel in the University | Chris Swann and Matthew Moffitt
2014 – The University and Society | Mark Hutchinson
2013 – Creation | Byron Smith and Nathan Lovell
2012 – Wisdom and the Foolishness of God | Ian Harper
2011 – The University and the Church | Matthew Moffitt and Trevor Cairney
2010 – Being Christian in the University | Matheson Russell