Main speaker: Paul Grimmond
Further details TBC.
Huldah (Paul Williamson)
Egalitarians point to Huldah as one of the Old Testament figures supporting their perspective on women in leadership. This elective will examine the biblical presentation of Huldah’s prophetic ministry in relation to her prophetic contemporaries.
Level: Popular academic.
Paul lectures in Old Testament, Hebrew and Aramaic at Moore College. His research interests include biblical covenants, eschatology, the biblical revelation of Satan, the book of Exodus and the book of Ezekiel. Paul is married to Karen, and they have two sons, Matthew and Andrew. He and his family attend Newtown Baptist Church. In his spare time, he enjoys seaside walks with Karen, reading fiction, and officiating or playing competitive basketball.
Practical tips for men and women working together on staff teams (Craig Tucker and Jess Sheely)
Read, mark, learn: What does “mark” mean, and how can it help us and others in our relationship with God? (Mark Earngey)
In the Book of Common Prayer, we have this magnificent prayer:
Blessed Lord, you have caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning—grant us that we may in such a way hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them; that by patience and comfort of your holy Word, we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
We can tend to focus on “hear”, “read” and “learn”, but what does “mark” mean? How can “mark” help us in our relationship with God? How can men and women in vocational ministry and other ministry leaders (e.g. Bible study leaders, youth group leaders) encourage those under their care to “mark”? Mark Earngey will use his expertise in marginalia during the English Reformation period, to help us see how making notes in our Bibles, taking notes when reading and hearing God’s word, can be helpful for us as disciples of Christ.
Mark Earngey is head of Church History at Moore College, and lectures in church history and Christian doctrine. He is married to Tanya, and they have four children: Grace, Simeon, Sophia and Zoe. They enjoy swimming at the beach, and visiting family in the country. When Tanya and Mark have a spare moment, they like to compete over Scrabble or relax over movies. They worship with the saints at St Paul’s Anglican church in Canterbury.
Menopause (Kath Bruce)
To better understand many of the women in our churches and the women we seek to reach with the gospel, we need to understand perimenopause and menopause. Kath Bruce will speak from her expertise and experience as a GP.
Kath Bruce completed a Science/Arts degree at UNSW before completing her MB, BS postgraduate degree at the University of Sydney. She has previously worked as a GP in Sydney’s Western suburbs, while currently, she works in Newtown at Church Street Medical Practice. Her special interests include mental health and women’s health. Kath is married to Andrew, who is the rector of St Peter’s Anglican Church, St Peters in Sydney. They have three children. Kath serves as the Kids Church and SRE co-ordinator at St Peters.