News and Media

Access meditations, podcasts, past sermons and articles, along with recent news and announcements.

Meditations

These ‘interesting times’ of great disruption and uncertainty provide no shortage of challenge and angst, and the church is by no means immune. However, even with these ongoing troubles we have a great hope that we can turn and cling to. Drawing upon this hope the faculty of Trinity College Theological School is assembling a series of meditations and reflections, which will be added to each week beginning on 23 March 2020. We pray that these will draw you closer into the hope which we have received. Click here to read the latest meditations. 

The Perils of Perseverance

Well-meaning rhetoric about ‘persevering’ isn’t that helpful right at the moment.

30 Jul 2020

Hope

Hope, assurance of restoration, and belief in the God who can bring an end to all suffering, does not prevent Jesus weeping.

23 Jul 2020

'Do unto others' (even in a pandemic)

In the face of increasing turmoil, let's continue to follow the 'Golden Rule', and 'do unto others', even in a pandemic.

16 Jul 2020

Curse or Gift

The yearning for returning to the past may keep us from discovering the new opportunities and perspectives which this time affords us.

09 Jul 2020

Love and the End of the World

Repetition ends with failure, and begins with hope. So perhaps love might even interrupt repetition, it might be the end of history. 

02 Jul 2020

More Meditations

How a chance encounter set this theology student on a new path

Molly Swee shares how sitting down for an unscheduled ‘cuppa’ with the Dean of our Theological School led to master’s coursework and an enriched life.

15 Jun 2020

Why the Old Testament is as relevant as ever to the modern world

Our Theological School’s Bromby Senior Lecturer in Old Testament, Dr Rachelle Gilmour, explains how the Old Testament draws parallels to this new world we...

09 Jun 2020

Student perspective: Why study a Bachelor of Theology (and why non-Christians should consider it too)

Third-year Bachelor of Theology student Jack Lindsay gives us insight into what theological study entails, and how some of life’s biggest questions can be...

22 May 2020

Getting to know the stranger: what theology can teach us

One of the lecturers in our Theological School, Dr Scott Kirkland, shares his thoughts on why theology is about refusing mastery of the world, and what...

15 May 2020

Lest we forget those who serve and have served – even if, like Kate, it’s not in the way you think

To recognise those who are serving in our defence forces, and in honour of those who have done so in the past, we share the story of the Reverend Kate Lord...

24 Apr 2020

Why multifaith dialogue is now as important as ever

With the outbreak of COVID-19, the world population is being asked to band together as a global community. During this time, the Dean of the Theological...

27 Mar 2020

Introducing our visiting scholar: Professor Ulrike Link-Wieczorek

The Trinity College Theological School is pleased to have Professor Ulrike Link-Wieczorek from the University of Oldenburg visiting for the next 10 days to...

10 Mar 2020
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Inaugural John and Jeanne Stockdale Chair appointed

Dr Scott A. Kirkland has been appointed to the John and Jeanne Stockdale Chair (Stockdale Chair) in Practical Theology and Ethics at Trinity College’s...

14 Jan 2020
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Trinity welcomes new Theological School staff

Trinity College is delighted to announce the appointment of two new members of faculty in the Theological School, the University of Divinity.

30 Jan 2019

Appointment of New Dean of the Trinity College Theological School

Trinity College is delighted to announce the appointment of the Revd Dr Robert (Bob) Derrenbacker as the next Dean of the Trinity College Theological School....

18 May 2018

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Podcasts and Videos

Video messages from the Dean of the Theological School
During this time of the COVID-19 outbreak, Dean Bob Derrenbacker will be delivering a message to the Trinity College Theological School Community via our YouTube channel. Stay tuned for a new message each week.

Historial fiction novel on St Paul discussed in Ridley panel event
Damascus author, Christos Tsiolkas, talks St Paul with theologians. This panel discussion took place at Ridley College on 12 February 2020 - moderated by Bishop Paul Barker and featuring Ridley Principal, the Revd Dr Brian Rosner, and Trinity College lecturer, the Revd Dr Fergus King.

Sermons, Articles and Lectures

48th Barry Marshal Memorial Lecture: Women's Leadership in the Anglican Church of Australia
Trinity alumna Kay Goldsworthy was installed as the 8th Archbishop in Perth in February 2018, becoming the first woman in the world to be given the title of Archbishop within the Anglican communion. Prior to that, in 2017, she became a member of the Order of Australia (AO). On 22 August 2018, she returned to Trinity to deliver an address about women’s leadership in the Anglican church in Australia. Kay prompted the audience to consider how successful leadership by women is measured and the way the theological landscape is changing across the country.

A Theological Culture for Ministry Education
By the Revd Dr Don Saines, Director, Ministry Education Centre, Theological School Commencement Service, 27 February 2017.

Mother's Day
By Mr Campbell Bairstow, Dean & Deputy Warden, Trinity College, at Evensong, 8 May 2016.