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Cite 2015 extra early bird
You can now register for Cite 2015. 
5-9 December 
Exhibition Park in Canberra 
Submitted by sjclarke, 16 Jan 2015, 11:29 am
Opportunities for academics to serve overseas By Yi Ting Tan, University of Melbourne

One of the key goals of the Cite conference is to encourage us to consider how we can serve God as academics all around the world, particularly in gospel poor countries. During Cite, we heard from two people who have taken the opportunity to do so. If you would like contact details for either of these people, please contact Sandy Clarke at the Simeon Network.

Submitted by sjclarke, 15 Jan 2015, 5:59 pm
Using Uncover in the Simeon Network By Janet Watts, Griffith University

Whatever resources we decide to draw on to reach the non-Christians around us, Uncover gives us a great opportunity to join with the rest of AFES this year in helping our friends to discover for themselves who Jesus is, by sitting down together and reading what the Bible says.

Submitted by sjclarke, 15 Jan 2015, 5:24 pm
The Atonement, Academics, Apostiority, Apriority and Athanasius (Check) By Stuart Southwell, University of Newcastle

And that’s only most of the big words starting with an A. Mark Baddeley, a former Moore college lecturer and now a theological lecturer at Queensland Theological College gave the main talks at Cite, on the atonement (or what God did to save us).


Submitted by sjclarke, 15 Jan 2015, 5:12 pm

A picture from Cite 2013

Submitted by sjclarke, 10 Nov 2014, 6:32 pm
Christian Values and Public Policy By Associate Professor Neil Foster, Law, University of Newcastle

One of the regular complaints that we hear when a person with Christian views offers an opinion on a matter of public policy is that they are “imposing” their views on everyone else. Sometimes this is accompanied by a vague reference to the “separation of church and state”. If I am someone who holds a view about matters of public policy or law, which is derived from other convictions I hold about religion, is it legitimate for me to argue that this view ought to be accepted as a principle in Australian society at large? Or, since my view is “religious”, should I either not say anything at all about it, or indeed, go even further and set up a “compartment” in my opinions in which I don’t agitate for any law reform or policy issue that is based on that religious view? And is the answer...

Submitted by admin, 30 Sep 2014, 11:56 pm
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