Ministry and Mission

Female Models of faith ‘often left invisible’

Posted: 19/09/18

This article by Anthea McCall was first published in the Melbourne Anglican Newspaper (September 2018, No 573) “You can’t be what you can’t see.“  The need for female models of faith. For better or for worse, most people are not pioneers. That doesn’t mean that they have no potential. But it does mean that they Read more

The man who taught Australia to read the Bible

Posted: 12/09/18

Andrew Judd is Donald Robinson’s grandson, and lecturer in Old Testament at Ridley College. This article was first published by Eternity News (10 September, 2018) If you read the Bible as “one big story” it’s likely you owe that largely to Donald Robinson, a former Anglican archbishop of Sydney who died last week aged 95. Australian Read more

Too slow or too fast?

Posted: 08/03/18

This article by faculty member, Rhys Bezzant, was first published on The Melbourne Anglican Website, it is in response to an article published on The Conversation by John Capper. A recent article on The Conversation website asked us why the Anglican Church is so slow in its acceptance of same-sex marriage: “Why, then, is progress Read more

When Billy Visited Melbourne

Posted: 02/03/18

This article written by faculty member, Rhys Bezzant, was first published on The Gospel Coalition Australia website. Of course, it was always going to be a big deal in my social media feed when Billy Graham died. His shadow over conservative Christianity in the second half of the twentieth century was enormous, and his work Read more

Remembering Billy Graham

Posted: 22/02/18

Ridley College today remembers the life and ministry of Billy Graham with great thankfulness as we acknowledge his death at the age of 99. His impact on world evangelicalism is enormous, having preached to more individuals than anyone else in history, with a clarity that came of deep conviction and persistent labour. Our College hosted Read more

Waking up Protestant

Posted: 30/08/17

This article was written by faculty member Rhys Bezzant and first published on the Gospel Coalition Australia website. Sometimes the old guys can forget what it was like to be young. Looking backwards, there is often a clarity about why life turned out like it did, but amnesia about how grey things looked in the Read more

What if Christian Ministry was really Complex?

Posted: 24/08/17

This article was written by Graham Stanton and first published on the Mathew Hale Public Library website. That might seem like a fairly obvious question. If complex means “consisting of many different and connected parts” then of course Christian ministry is complex! There’s preaching and evangelism and pastoral care and morning tea rosters and child Read more

Giving thanks for work of a ‘rough-hewn monk’

Posted: 04/08/17

This article by faculty member Charlie Fletcher was first published in The Melbourne Anglican August 2017, No 561 This year we celebrate the 500-year anniversary of the start of the Reformation, popularly dated from that momentous day in October 1517 when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in Read more

The Household Codes and Domestic Violence

Posted: 21/07/17

In light of Julia Baird’s disturbing investigation about the prevalence of domestic violence in conservative churches, faculty member Mike Bird has republished something he wrote for Bible Study Magazine a couple of years ago. You can also read it on his blog Euangelion. 21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. 22 Wives, Read more

Honesty in a Post-Truth Era

Posted: 23/06/17

This article by faculty member Anthea McCall was first published in The Melbourne Anglican June 2017, No 559 “Would I lie to you? Would I lie to you, honey? Oh, no, no, no! Now, would I say something that wasn’t true?” So sang the Eurythmics, the famous British Pop duo back in 1985. However it Read more

New Appointments to Strengthen Chaplaincy Training at Ridley

Posted: 15/05/17

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

‘Vive La Australia’: Freedom of Speech in Australia

Posted: 20/07/16

This article was first published on murraycampbell.net Last night while Melbourne suffered through the Great Snowstorm of 2016 and the rest of the world chased Pokemons, Mentone gathered for quite an extraordinary evening. The topic of conversation was ‘Freedom of Speech in Australia’, and we were privileged to have speaking, Mr Tim Wilson MHR, and Read more

Three Bishops

Posted: 05/04/16

Better than three musketeers, Ridley is delighted to congratulate three new bishops on their appointments.

Being a Christian at Work – at Advent and Christmas

Posted: 10/12/15

By Kara Martin This Article was first published on the Ethos website. With all the hoopla about Starbucks and holiday cups, and the new Lord’s Prayer ad being banned by cinemas from showing before the new Star Wars movie, it feels like there is increasing pressure to take Christ out of Christmas. As Christians in Read more

Heroes of the Faith

Posted: 23/11/15

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.

Archdeacon John Moroney

Posted: 02/11/15

John Moroney, Ridley’s Acting Principal in 1963, died aged 96.
Read Peter Adam’s Appreciation.

Finding Your Vocation

Posted: 22/07/15

Associate Dean of the Marketplace Institute and Ridley Certificate Coordinator, Kara Martin talks about vocation.

What are you?
If you had a single word (or a brief sentence) to describe what you are, what would it be?
I am a writer.

The Over 55s- a force to be reckoned with

Posted: 11/06/15

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

Ridley Eastern Mediterranean Program

Posted: 01/06/15

Tim Foster writes about his trip to Turkey to build a partnership. I have to tell you that I am super-excited about the opportunity for Ridley students to study in Turkey. Even more than I was before. The Old City of Antalya is gorgeous – spectacularly gorgeous. Narrow streets, shops, restaurants, some interesting ruins, amazing Read more

If-Only Discipleship

Posted: 13/05/15

Principal, Brian Rosner, talks about how we should approach our opportunities to serve. First published by The Gospel Coalition, Australia.   Many Christians subscribe to what I’d call if-only discipleship. They feel held back from serving God effectively by their circumstances, which are often quite restrictive and sometimes beyond their control. And they long for Read more

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