The Priscilla & Aquila Centre’s research conference is for women. Its purpose is to grow an academic learning community of evangelical Reformed complementarian women.
This conference would benefit women in vocational ministry. It also seeks to encourage Christian women interested in writings projects and theological study, whether at an undergraduate or postgraduate level.
It is being held on the day following the annual Priscilla & Aquila Centre’s conference to maximise travel time for those coming from greater distances.
Further details TBC.
Christian women: 19th century and today (Nicole Starling)
Nicole will give two papers coming out of her PhD research.
Nicole Starling lectures in Christianity in History at Morling College, where she also serves as Academic Dean. Nicole completed her doctorate and post-doctoral fellowship through Macquarie University, focusing on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Australian religious history. Her first book, Evangelical Belief and Enlightenment Morality in the Australian Temperance Movement: 1832-1930, is to be published as part of the Routledge “Studies in Evangelicalism” series and is due out in early 2024. She is married to David, they have four children and are members of Petersham Baptist Church.
Short talk: My writing process (Jocelyn Loane)
Jocelyn will speak about her writing process as she wrote her popular-level book on motherhood.
Jocelyn Loane works part-time as a chaplain at Moore. She is married to Ed, and they have served together in full-time ministry since 2008. Currently, they are involved in a residential university ministry. They have five children and meet with the church family at Cammeray Anglican.
Short talk: My writing process (Claire Smith)
Claire will share her process for writing at an academic level.
Claire Smith lives in Sydney with her husband, Rob. They attend St Andrew’s Anglican Cathedral. Her doctoral thesis examining the place and practice of education in early Christian communities is published as Pauline Communities as ‘Scholastic Communities’: A Study of the Vocabulary of ‘Teaching’ in 1 Corinthians, 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus (WUNT 2/335, Tübingen: Siebeck, 2012). She has contributed chapters to many books, most recently, “Ethics of Teaching and Learning in Christianity Today. Insights from the Book of Titus” in Ready for Every Good Work (Titus 3:1): Implicit Ethics in the Letter to Titus (WUNT 1/484, Contexts and Norms of New Testament Ethics 13. Tübingen: Siebeck, 2022). She is also the author of God’s Good Design: What the Bible Really Says about Men and Women (2012, 2019), and is currently writing on the theology of Paul’s letters to Timothy and Titus, and a commentary on Titus.