Ridley College is excited to announce the appointment of Rev Dr John Dickson to its faculty as Distinguished Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Public Christianity. Students will receive a significant boost as John teaches on campus and online in a wide range of subjects. John’s approach will bring a ‘public Christianity twist’ to those subjects. Read more
Principal, Brian Rosner welcomes everyone to semester 1, 2019
This article first appeared in Nexus, the Australian College of Theology Research Magazine, June 2018. Written by Jill Firth. We started the Ridley women’s writing group as a response to the question “Why are there no women in my bibliographies?”. It’s a long term project. If we start building up women’s writing now, maybe in Read more
Principal, Brian Rosner welcomes everyone to semester 1, 2018
Ridley College is delighted to announce the appointment of Rev Andrew Judd to the position of Associate Lecturer at Ridley College. Andrew will join Dr Lindsay Wilson and Dr Jill Firth in teaching Old Testament at college. Andrew is currently a licensed Anglican clergy staff team member of City on a Hill church, having arrived in Melbourne early Read more
This interview first appeared on the Women Biblical Scholars website Dr. Jill Firth is on faculty at Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia, where she lectures in Hebrew and Old Testament. She earned her BA from the University of Western Australia, MA in Spiritual Direction from the Melbourne College of Divinity, and MDiv and PhD from Read more
Ridley College has appointed two new adjunct lecturers to teach chaplaincy subjects in 2017 and beyond. Dr Ted Endacott will teach Chaplaincy in Educational Settings. Ted has been actively involved in Christian ministry for over four decades, including as the Senior Chaplain at Hillcrest Christian College, as an educational consultant for the Victorian Council of Christian Read more
Ridley College graduation in April will feature six graduates receiving doctorates in biblical studies. ‘Ridley College is excited to have so many students graduating with doctoral degrees, men and women who will no doubt go on to be leaders in theological education and in Christian academia, says Rev. Dr. Mike Bird, Director of Postgraduate Studies, Read more
Principal, Brian Rosner welcomes everyone to semester 1, 2017
Ridley College is committed to growing leaders in Christian thought by mentoring emerging scholars in doctoral studies and in teaching theology. Ridley College is pleased to announce three PhD scholarships each with an annual $10,000 stipend. Successful applicants are expected to be full-time, to satisfy entry requirements for a PhD degree, to work 6 hrs Read more
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
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 Ridley Marketplace Institute exists to help students, pastors and workers better integrate faith and everyday life. Ridley is pleased to announce a strategic partnership that will enhance this ministry and ensure its long term viability. Andrew Laird, who has served with City Bible Forum (CBF) Melbourne for the past 18 months, will be seconded Read more
Academic Dean, Lindsay Wilson reflects on the place of theology in preaching after attending the Ridley College Annual Preachers’ Conference. At the recent Ridley Preaching conference, we were challenged by Peter Adam and Peter Jensen to make sure our preaching is theological. It sounds obvious when you say it, but why is it not happening? Read more
Since the publication a year ago of my book The Suburban Captivity of the Church I have benefitted from at least a dozen book reviews. I think it would be fair to characterise these as largely positive, with some helpful criticisms being raised and perspectives offered. Examples include those from Mike Frost (Morling College), David 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
Ridley Faculty member, Anthea McCall, reports on the recent Pastoral Seminar held at Ridley. A near capacity crowd gathered in the main dining room of Ridley College this May to think through the theology and practice of ministry by and to the ageing. Ageing is one of those topics no one likes to think about. 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.