Join us for an engaging and immersive week as we explore the theme of sin and evil from multiple perspectives and apply it to your ministry context.
The Ridley Mega-intensive is a one-week conference held in August each year. It is a multi-disciplinary, collaborative event that builds a vibrant learning community which is exploring a single theme.
Below is an outline on the structure of the Mega-intensive conference.
- Days one-three is where students work in a cohort of around 20 students and 2-3 faculty to examine the theme through one of three disciplines: Bible, theology & ethics, or public theology & culture.
- Day four is spent gaining an overview of the key insights from the other cohorts (integration).
- Day five is spent in different cohorts that are focussed on applying your learning to your ministry context (application). Application cohorts include preaching, pastoral care, school chaplaincy, youth and children, global mission, leadership, and public theology.
The five-day program includes daily chapel service, coffee, lunch, a banquet and a public lecture one evening. Interstate students are encouraged to attend.
The assessment component of the Mega-intensive is aimed at helping you apply your learning in your ministry context. The Mega-intensive is offered at Level 7 and 9 and with a level 9 Capstone option.
||24-28 August 2020
||Sin and Evil
||12 credit points at Levels 7 or 9. Also available as a Capstone Unit. Audit available.
||Bachelor of Ministry, Bachelor of Theology, Master of Ministry, Master of Divinity, Master of Theological Studies and Doctor of Ministry
||Academic credit: $2,400 (domestic students), $2760 (overseas students), plus $190 for meals. The $190 is charged as an additional fee when booking into the Conference. Other fees will be billed separately by the Registrar’s office.
Audit: $485The cost includes morning tea, lunch, banquet dinner and learning materials.
Evil Here, There, and Everywhere: Paul’s Discussion of Evil and Its Defeat in Romans with Roy Ciampa
- Keynote One
Evil in All the Wrong Places: Evil Within and Beyond the Covenant Community
in Romans 1-4
Paul establishes the culpability of not only Gentiles but also Jews. He does so in part by quoting biblical texts in which Israelites complain to God about the evil they recognize all around them.
- Keynote Two
Evil in Every Place: Evil in the Cosmos in Romans 5-6
Paul addresses the cause and cosmic dimensions of evil. He reminds us that, as influential and oppressive as they can be, the political and human villains that we might want to blame for our worst problems are not causes but merely symptoms of a deeper problem.
- Keynote Three
Evil in the Inward Places: Evil as a Virus Deep in the Human Heart in Romans 7
Paul addresses the reality of evil not only “out there” but also “in me” and at the core of the human being. Evidence of just how evil sin is may be found in its ability to use even God’s great gifts to advance sinful purposes.
- Keynote Four
Evil Displaced From All Those Places: Christ’s Redemption of the Human Heart, the Covenant Community, and the Cosmos in Romans 8-16
Paul provides his ultimate response to the concerns raised by Habakkuk and the psalmists. He shows us how Christ’s redemption addresses all forms of evil and all the ways it has corrupted creation since the fall of humanity.
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