Watch our previous Tinsley Lectures below...
The Disappearing Evangelist
Presented by Steve Chong
Tuesday 12th May 202018
All around the church, we see pastors, teachers, and church planters, but where is the evangelist? In fact, what even is ‘the evangelist?’ Is it the preacher at a crusade, the leader of your church’s Alpha course or the person in the marketplace? How will the church enter this new decade keeping evangelism at the forefront?
These are questions that Steve Chong, founding director of the RICE movement, believes the church should be asking in order to carry out its mission today. The church is at crossroads, there is a harvest waiting and a church unsure as to how to harvest it. Is it new methods we need, a return to old ones, or something else?
Does the evangelistic rally still have a place in the Australian church today? In 2014, Eternity magazine even asked, “Is it time to give up on the big evangelistic rally?”
Defying this trend is the phenomenal success of the RICE Movement. Since 2002 they have been bringing people together at their evangelistic rallies in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and Perth and now Sao Paulo (Brazil) with many more cities in the pipeline. Why is their ministry so effective? What does it tell us about the ministry of evangelism, the content of the gospel, and the needs and interests of young Australians?
The Bible in Australia
Thursday, 16 May 2019
Presenter: Dr Meredith Lake
We’re all pretty used to the idea that Australia isn’t a 'Christian country', but it is still a culture upon which the Bible has cast a pretty long shadow. Christian belief and practice have been here since the First Fleet arrived. Today, references to biblical phrases (“my brother’s keeper”) and allusions to Bible teaching (“Do unto others…”) are commonplace. But, as we saw in the same-sex marriage debate, no one wants to hear the Bible quoted authoritatively in public debates.
Based on her award-winning book, The Bible in Australia, Dr Lake presented the historical 'backstory' to where we are at with the Bible now, with a view to exploring the best uses of the Bible in public discourse and political debate.
Reclaiming Community: Mission, Church and Aboriginal Wisdom
Presented by Brooke Prentis
Monday, 26 March 2018
2018 ANNUAL LECTURE BOOKLETDOWNLOAD
The Joy of the Gospel - From a Theology of the Balcony to a Theology of the Road
Presented by Dr Cathy Ross
Wednesday 24th May 2017
2017 ANNUAL LECTURE BOOKLETDOWNLOAD
Uncommon Good: Peaceable Dialogue for Partisan Times
Presented by Dave Benson
2016 ANNUAL LECTURE BOOKLETDOWNLOAD
Prayer as a Weapon: Clasped Hands as Nonviolent Uprising
Presented by Matt Anslow
2015 ANNUAL LECTURE BOOKLETDOWNLOAD
Gender: Being Missional and the Reign of God
Presented by Rev. Karina Kreminski
2014 ANNUAL LECTURE BOOKLETDOWNLOAD
Preaching to the Birds? The Mission of the Church to the Creation
Presented by Dr Mick Pope
2013 ANNUAL LECTURE BOOKLETDOWNLOAD
Everyday Theology in the iWorld
Presented by Dr Justine Toh
2012 ANNUAL LECTURE BOOKLETDOWNLOAD