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. 

Anxiety and Faith

"All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well."

12 Oct 2021

The Disappointment of the Apocalypse

Something strange is happening to our language of freedom. Perhaps an opportunity is being lost.

29 Sep 2021

Forgive them Father

"Father, forgive them for they know not what they do" – Luke 23:34

15 Sep 2021

By the rivers of Babylon

Before we wish that the downtrodden would temper their anger, or express it in a nuanced way, remember the words of Jesus: “first, take out the plank.”

31 Aug 2021

Make a Joyful Noise

Why is music so intricately bound up with worship? What is it about music that affects us, and how should we make use of it as part of our own devotions?

17 Aug 2021

More Meditations

Keep your friends close but your enemies closer: Navigating religious love and enmity

'Us' and the 'other'; neighbours and enemies. The Revd Dr Chris Porter considers how we know who to love and how to love them.

28 Sep 2021

IHEA welcomes University of Divinity as a new member

Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) has welcomed the University of Divinity to its membership base. Trinity College Theological School offers...

13 Sep 2021

Be open to doubt: Why we need more Hans in our lives

The Revd Prof Mark Lindsay discusses Catholic controversialist Prof Hans Küng’s resistance to dogmatic certainty and openness to doubt.

04 Jun 2021

What is Holy Week?

Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday – Holy Week is marked out with a number of ‘days’, but do you know what they all represent? The Dean of our...

25 Mar 2021

Churches going digital in a post-pandemic world

The Revd Dr Fergus King, along with Dr Srebrenka Kunek, consider how the modern digital environment, prompted by COVID-19, has offered the opportunity for...

12 Mar 2021

Pancakes, ashes and lockdown: the meaning behind Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday

Trinity College Chaplain the Revd Dr Colleen O’Reilly AM explains the history of and meaning behind Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday, including why...

15 Feb 2021

New partnership between Anglican theological schools

Trinity College Theological School, the University of Divinity and Perth’s Wollaston Theological College will partner in 2021.

18 Dec 2020

2020 student reflection – Theological School

Kirsty Beilharz reflects on her year of remote learning through Trinity’s Theological School.

16 Dec 2020

Is the same-sex marriage debate going to break up Australia's Anglican Church?

The Revd Canon Prof Dorothy Lee, Trinity's Stewart Research Professor of New Testament, and Dr Muriel Porter, Honorary Research Fellow at the Trinity College...

26 Nov 2020

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

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Podcasts and Videos

Video messages from the Dean of the Theological School
During the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak, Dean Bob Derrenbacker delivered messages to the Trinity College Theological School Community via our YouTube channel. You can watch them via the links below. 

Screenshot of one of the video messages from the Dean of Trinity College Theological School, the Revd Canon Dr Bob Derrenbacker

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.