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. 

In him all things hold together

Contemplating the reign of Christ in a season of uncertainty

17 Nov 2021

An Incongruous Unity

In two apparently contradictory celebrations, we are directed towards a shared truth – one that is needed more now than ever before.

26 Oct 2021

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

More Meditations

What is the relationship between the ‘one’ Anglican Church and the angry contradictions within it?

Those within the Anglican Church of Australia don’t always see eye to eye, but the Revd Professor Mark Lindsay asks: how can we fully flourish in our...

02 Jun 2022

Meet our new Theological School student president: Malcolm Tadgell

New Theological School president, Malcolm Tadgell, speaks of his involvement in the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne, his student-orientated approach to his new...

01 Apr 2022

Meet our Theological School’s visiting scholar, Dr Richard Ascough

From 15 March to 30 April, Professor Richard S Ascough, Professor of Religious Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, will be a visiting...

16 Mar 2022

Russell Goulbourne: the University of Melbourne Dean’s path to ordination

The Revd Professor Russell Goulbourne felt a possible calling to ordained ministry in his late teens, but it wasn’t until he had an established career as a...

28 Feb 2022

Your chance to walk in the footsteps of Jesus: Holy Land tour June 2022

This year we are hosting a pilgrimage and study tour of the Holy Land and you have the chance to join us.

24 Feb 2022

From refugee camp to Bishop: the inspiring story of Jacob Deng Garang Akech

Deng Garang Akech Kuch (later to be known as Jacob) started believing in God because he could see no other way of surviving. Now, he can’t believe how far...

02 Feb 2022

How did early Christianity deal with pleasure?

Janette Gray scholarship recipient and PhD student Julia Thwaites shares why she traded a career in visual arts to pursue theological study, and the reason...

31 Jan 2022

What is beauty? And how does it relate to creation? Laura is on a mission to find out.

For Laura Cerbus, there’s something magnetic about ‘Trinity’. She attended Trinity Secondary School, then Trinity School for Ministry, both in Pennsylvania...

13 Jan 2022

It hasn't been (and often still isn't) easy for women in the church: Colleen O'Reilly reflects

Trinity College’s outgoing Chaplain, the Revd Canon Dr Colleen O’Reilly AM, highlights the past – and ongoing – struggle of women in the church.

15 Dec 2021

Looking back on 2021: Theological School

Our Theological School's student president Xeverie Swee provides a reflection on the year.

07 Dec 2021

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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.