Principal’s Blog

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

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

Luther’s legacy justifies stature in tale of reform

Posted: 03/07/12

Martin Luther is a towering figure in church history whose influence remains profound. Martin Luther’s writings gripped me at two points in my life. The first was as a young man reading his commentaries on Romans and Galatians – it was as if a light was turned on in my head and heart. The second Read more

Interview with Alain De Botton

Posted: 28/05/12

Brian Rosner: Thanks Alain for your willingness to answer some questions about your newbook, Religion for Atheists: A non-believer’s guide to the uses of religion.  As a Christian it’s a nice change to be seen as having something positive to contribute as opposed to being accused of “poisoning everything” (to allude to another atheist author’s Read more

Looking beyond ourselves to remain true to one’s self

Posted: 17/04/12

THERE is one piece of advice that you hear everywhere today in all sorts of contexts. It’s a big mantra for the self-help book and seminar industry. It turns up in everything from celebrity interviews and children’s books, to high-brow literature and philosophical discussions of ethical dilemmas. To disagree with it is almost unthinkable. It Read more

New Principal for Ridley Melbourne

Posted: 01/02/12

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

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