Congratulations to Dr Rhys Bezzant on his election as Canon of the Cathedral Church of St Paul, Melbourne! To celebrate here is a video of him on “The Hunt for Calvin’s Grave” See the full announcement on the St Paul’s Cathedral website.
Better than three musketeers, Ridley is delighted to congratulate three new bishops on their appointments.
Welcome to Semester 1, 2016 from Principal Brian Rosner
The Melbourne Anglican editor in chief, Roland Ashby has collated a book about heroes of the Christian Faith. It features a number of chapters by Ridley Faculty and affiliates.
John Moroney, Ridley’s Acting Principal in 1963, died aged 96.
Read Peter Adam’s Appreciation.
Ridley is pleased to announce the appointment of Jill Firth to the Ridley faculty. Jill will continue in her role as a sessional lecturer, but this appointment recognises her enormous contribution to the life of the college. Jill’s great passion is Hebrew, and her enthusiasm is catching with large classes of students being engaged by Read more
The research and writing of Ridley faculty has been recognised, with three faculty being among those shortlisted for Australian Christian Book of the Year. Awarded by Sparklit, this year saw the largest ever field, with 58 books being entered. The short-listed books are Jonathan Edwards and the Church by Rhys Bezzant, The Gospel of Read more
Graham’s appointment commences in January 2016 at one day per week (while he is completing his PhD) and will increase to four days per week from April 2017.
Ridley College is pleased to announce the appointment of Wei-Han Kuan, Mark Chew and Geoff Buchanan to the Ridley Board. Wei-Han Kuan is a graduate of the college who came to Ridley to train for Anglican ordination in 2001. After a first curacy he returned to undertake doctoral research in the history of evangelicalism in Read more
Bishop Barbara Darling, a pioneer of women’s ministry and the first woman to be consecrated a bishop in Victoria, died on Sunday, 15 February. Ridley friends, Stephen Hale and Peter Adam share their memories here.
At the second session of the 51st Synod of the Diocese of Melbourne, Ridley faculty member Revd Richard Trist, was elected as Canon of St Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne. He will join the Cathedral Chapter later this year, and be installed as Canon in St Paul’s Cathedral in due course. “I am very pleased to be Read more
Ridley College is honoring former Principal Peter Adam by naming a classroom after him.
I am delighted to announce the appointment of Rev Dr Scott Harrower to the position of Lecturer in Christian Thought at Ridley Melbourne. Scott is a Ridley graduate and an ordained Anglican minister. Having been brought up by missionary parents in Argentina, he has wide ranging ministry experience in several countries, and is currently a Read more
Ken Barnes, Dean of the Marketplace Institute, has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce (RSA). The Society’s work “consists of providing a platform for critical debate and new ideas; working with partners to translate knowledge and progressive thinking into practical change; and inspiring [a] network of Read more
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
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
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
Ridley Melbourne’s graduation was full of excitement this year as 70 students received their awards and were commissioned for ministry and mission. Dean of the Australian College of Theology, Rev Dr Mark Harding commented that “there is a real buzz in the place.” Four people received doctorates, including Rhys Bezzant whose work on Puritan Read more
Bible Society/ Eternity Newspaper interview with Brian Rosner TMA interview with Brian Rosner The Board of Ridley Melbourne is delighted to announce the appointment of New Testament scholar and author, Dr Brian Rosner to the position of Principal. Dr Rosner will take up the role at the beginning of second semester, July 2012. The incoming Read more