Postgrad+Staff Day at AnCon
August 4 | 11:30–2 Online | $20
Postgrad Day at AnCon is still happening: next week and online. While it's sad to not get away from Sydney and spend the day in Katoomba, getting to Postgrad Day has never been easier.
Join us for a long lunch next Wednesday, 11:30–2, as Dr Mark Stephen's from CPX unpacks the place of faith in our cultural moment, and how that shapes the way we share our faith in the university.
Each year EU Postgrads and Staff take a day off campus to attend the Wednesday of Annual Conference. It's our yearly retreat to develop as Christians within our vocation and to gather with other postgrads and staff from across the university.
According to one previous attendee:
'Postgrad & Staff Day at AnCon. It's possibly my favourite day of the year - I come away refreshed and challenged in my own faith, and reinvigorated in how I think about work and the university. It's really worth taking the day off work for.'
Faith in a Secular Age: How and Why we Proclaim the Gospel at University
Our topic this year is the particular cultural moment we find oursevles in – our secular age where belief is implausible. Is there any role for faith in this moment? And for believers working or researching in an institution often seen to be at the vanguard of secularism, how do we witness to the hope we have in Jesus Christ? Postgrad+Staff Day at AnCon in 2021 will give you both principles and practices for sharing your faith and navigating the social pressures of the university.
Our first speaker this year is Dr Mark Stephens, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Public Christianity. He has a PhD in Ancient History from Macquarie University and a Masters in Divinity from the Australian College of Theology. Mark's most recent book, The End of Thinking, was recently published in the Re:CONSIDERING series.
More speakers to come.
Previous Topics and Speakers:
2020 – Apprenticeship – How the Bible Shapes Our Interpretive Habits and Practices | David Starling
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