Interested in exploring theology, the bible and world religions?
All staff are invited to participate in upcoming short courses in theology commencing in February 2018 in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Strathfield. Short courses are offered free of charge to ACU staff, with registrations now open.
Our popular short courses in theology are engaging and accessible ways of learning about the bible, theology, and world religions.
Each short course consists of one evening session per week over four weeks.
Upcoming short courses
Brisbane:The death of Jesus 28 February and 7, 14, 21 March 2018
This short course explores:
Why did Jesus suffer and die?
How do the Gospels understand the Passion of Jesus?
How do we celebrate the Passion liturgically in a meaningful way?
Read more about the topics and speakers in Brisbane.
Canberra: The Passion of Jesus
26 February and 5, 19, 26 March 2018
An opportunity to explore the most important events of Christian faith during the season of Lent:
How do each of the Gospels understand the Passion of Jesus?
Why was Jesus tried and convicted?
What is the meaning of Jesus’ suffering?
Why did Jesus die?
Read more about the topics and speakers in Canberra.
Melbourne:Encountering the Gospel of Mark in a 21st century world
28 February and 7, 14, 21 March 2018
Explore the gospel that will be heard in the Sunday lectionary in 2018 from an historical and narrative context, and in dialogue with the experiences of people’s lives today.
How might Mark’s gospel have been heard in the first century CE?
What vision of life did the Gospel of Mark paint and why?
How might people in the 21st century make sense of the vision that unfolds in Mark’s gospel?
To what extent does the “good news” of Mark continue to speak to people today, more than 2000 years after it was first heard?
What does Mark tell us today about suffering and dying?
Read more about the topics and speakers in Melbourne.
Strathfield: From childhood to youth
21, 28 February and 7, 14 March 2018
This short course will explore:
What does it mean to be a child or youth?
How does the church understand children and youth?
Why are children baptised and initiated?
How can the church engage young people?
Read more about the topics and speakers in Strathfield.