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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. 

Student perspective: Why study a Bachelor of Theology (and why non-Christians should consider it too) - 22 May 2020
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 tackled at the pub.

Getting to know the stranger: what theology can teach us - 15 May 2020
Dr Scott Kirkland shares his thoughts on why theology is about refusing mastery of the world, and what embracing this concept can teach us.

Lest we forget those who serve & have served - even if, like Kate, it's not in the way you think
24 April 2020 - 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, who took an unconventional career path after graduating from Trinity College’s Theological School. Her story seems even more fitting given Anzac Day will be a little unconventional this year too.

Why multifaith dialogue is now as important as ever - 27 March 2020
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 School at Trinity reminds us that in order to function well as a collective society, we need to learn about and respect the religious views of others too.

Introducing our visiting scholar: Professor Ulrike Link-Wieczorek - 10 March 2020
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 foster a stronger bond between institutions.

Opinion: Was St Paul a chauvinist ... or is there more to the story? - 24 February 2020
In his latest article for the Melbourne Anglican, our Director of the Ministry Education Centre at Trinity College, the Revd Dr Fergus King, calls for a fresh examination of the writings of St Paul.

Independent church finding its own way – with difficulty, Quo Vadis - 14 February 2020
Ahead of his Sharwood Lecture in Church Law at Trinity on 4 March, the Revd Dr Bruce Kaye AM gets us thinking about the reawakening of the character and value of institutions in the church.

Dr Chris Porter: A Man of Many Talents - 5 February 2020
From building motorcars to craft brewing, becoming ordained and completing a PhD, our Theological School's newest post-doc research fellow, Dr Chris Porter, boasts an impressive CV.

Inaugural John and Jeanne Stockdale Chair appointed - 14 January 2020
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 Theological School. His appointment to the position of Lecturer in Practical Theology and Ethics is a three-year full-time contract commencing Monday 3 February 2020.

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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.