Ridley Certificate

Posted: 29/04/14

The Ridley Certificate is for anyone who wants to deepen their faith and be equipped for serving in their church. The course brings high quality academic teaching to churches and individuals. It can be used by large congregational groups, small home groups or individuals. Ridley Certificate promo video from Ridley College on Vimeo.     Read more

A child could wade, and an elephant could swim.

Posted: 04/04/14

By Peter Adam. I was a full-time ordination candidate at Ridley 1967-69. Leon, ‘the Prin’ was an extraordinary scholar, theologian, writer, preacher, and teacher.

The Leon Morris Centenary

Posted: 08/03/14

2014 is the centenary anniversary celebration of Leon Morris’ birth. For those who don’t know – and you all should- Leon Morris is arguably Australia’s greatest biblical scholar

Welcome to Ridley

Posted: 18/02/14

by Brian Rosner

Dear students, new and old, timid and bold, hot and cold. Welcome to the fold. At this threshold we promise to uphold you in prayer.

Paul and Pastoral Mediator: Romans 14:1-15:12

Posted: 17/10/13

Everybody loves Romans! It is the meat and potatoes of biblical doctrine. It is gospel and Christian living rolled into one. It is the summit of theology and the canopy of Christian hope. Preaching, teaching, reading, and studying Romans is hard work, but it is a labour of love, for the reward of a deeper Read more

Greed as a False Religion

Posted: 12/09/13

This article received BEST THEOLOGICAL ARTICLE SILVER AUSTRALASIAN RELIGIOUS PRESS ASSOCIATION AWARDS “A timely and well written theological reflection on one of the greatest challenges of our time: greed and wealth. The author highlights money as a false idol and with Australia’s abundant wealth, even within the Christian community, personal reflection is encouraged. A wide Read more

Evangelical Theology by Mike Bird

Posted: 11/09/13

Mike Bird talks about his book Evangelical Theology. A booklaunch for Evangelical Theology and Jonathan Edwards and the Church by Rhys S. Bezzant will be held in November.  

Ridley Certificate Update

Posted: 27/08/13

  1.    New offerings. 2.    Students and Churches signing up. 3.    How can you and your church be involved? 4.    Overview of the Ridley Certificate. 5.    Frequently Asked Questions    1. New offerings   Psalms will be ready by first week of September The incredibly creative Jill Firth, Hebrew lecturer at Ridley College, is putting Read more

Life of Brian

Posted: 30/07/13

The Revd Dr Brian Rosner, Principal of Ridley Melbourne, speaks to the editor of Essentials Magazine. Brian, why did you apply for and accept the role of Principal at Ridley? I knew of Ridley’s fine reputation as an evangelical college committed to effective training for a range of gospel ministries under the leadership of Peter Read more

Dark clouds and silver linings: mission among Buddhists

Posted: 14/06/13

India was the birthplace of Buddhism some fifteen hundred years ago, and it was appropriately in India that a small but strategic meeting about mission among Buddhists took place last month. Several hundred mission leaders from about a hundred countries gathered in India last month at the invitation of the Lausanne Movement to think and Read more

Wilberforce and the Abolition of Slavery: What can Evangelicals Learn?

Posted: 15/05/13

Slavery hasn’t gone away. In many impoverished countries in the world today some estimate that millions of children and adults are in bondage to masters who use them for sexual or industrial profit. Even in places where slavery has been made illegal residual racism may persist, denying rights to human beings who have a just Read more

Does a belief in God hold back students?

Posted: 12/03/13

I am a Fitzphile. I read the Fitz Files first thing when the paper arrives on Saturday. And I always turn to the non-sporting version every Sunday. I even own a couple of Peter FitzSimons books. I love his sharp wit and the way he often says out loud what I’m thinking, especially when he Read more

Book Review: Interpreting Deuteronomy

Posted: 04/03/13

INTERPRETING DEUTERONOMY: ISSUES AND APPROACHES, Ed David G. Firth And Philip S. Johnston, Nottingham: Apollos, 2012. This is the third volume on interpreting specific OT books (after Psalms and Isaiah) which have emerged from annual meetings of the Tyndale Old Testament Study Group in Cambridge. Why should we be interested in such a book? First, Read more

Stuart Barton Babbage Memorial Service

Posted: 08/02/13

The Revd Dr Brian Rosner, delivered this sermon at the Memorial Service for the Revd Canon Stuart Barton Babbage, former Dean of Melbourne and Principal of Ridley College, at St Paul’s Cathedral on 31 January 2013. Readings: Deuteronomy 34:1-12; 1 Corinthians 4:1-17 About 12 months ago, soon after my appointment as Principal of Ridley Melbourne Read more

The Best Love of the Child

Posted: 18/12/12

The Best Love of the Child Parental agonizing over children’s presents goes with the territory at Christmas. Many of us can identify with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character in ‘Jingle all the way,’ desperate to secure this year’s must-have toy for our offspring and terrified that it will be out of stock when we finally make that Read more

Remembering Stuart Barton Babbage

Posted: 19/11/12

Rev Dr Canon Stuart Barton Babbage, Principal of Ridley College 1953-1963, passed away on November 16, 2012, aged 96 years. Born in New Zealand in 1916, Babbage was converted as a teenager, and completed his BA and MA (University College of Auckland) by the time he was 20. He studied at the Bible Church Missionary Read more

Uniting Church Bursary

Posted: 08/11/12

Ridley Melbourne has received funds to establish the Uniting Church Bursary. The bursary will be made available to students who are studying at Ridley for ministry within the Uniting Church. The bursary has been established by Paul Langkamp a member of the Uniting Church who wants to promote evangelical ministry in his denomination. Mr Langkamp Read more

Reason has its place, but the human heart yearns for awe

Posted: 19/09/12

A recent Q&A saw the Christians in the Colosseum—Sydney Anglican Archbishop Peter Jensen facing atheist comedian Catherine Deveny. No doubt hopes were high that Jensen, the ‘dinosaur’ (as Deveny called him) would be torn to shreds by the more enlightened ‘chattering class’. A cursory glance at the Twitter and Facebook feeds after the show revealed Read more

Dr Michael Bird appointed as Lecturer in Theology

Posted: 18/09/12

Ridley Melbourne has appointed Dr Michael Bird as Lecturer in Theology. Michael currently lectures in Systematic Theology and New Testament at Crossway College in Queensland. Michael is a scholar of international reputation and a lively and engaging teacher. He has written and edited more than fifteen books and over thirty journal articles and essays.  While Read more

Jonathan Edwards and Justification

Posted: 09/08/12

By Josh Moody Contirbutors: Douglas A. Sweeney, Samuel T. Logan Jr., Kyle Strobel, and Ridley Melbourne Faculty Member Rhys Bezzant Josh Moody has assembled a team of internationally reputed Edwards scholars to ask and answer the question: What is Jonathan Edwards’s doctrine of justification? The contributors also examine the extent to which Edwards’s view was Read more

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