Category Archives: Theological Education

Enhancing Christian Formation

On July 9 I gave an address at the Australian and New Zealand Association of Theological Schools conference at Trinity College, Melbourne. Part of it related to my paper “The Theology of Theological Education” but it was adapted for the situation.

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The theology of theological education

By Brian Edgar

There are a number of very different approaches to theological education. David H. Kelsey argued that there are ‘two normative types of theological education’ which he referred to as  ‘Athens’ (which stresses the role of the academy in transforming the life of the individual) and ‘Berlin’ (which represents a university model which focuses on the need to educate competent professionals to strengthen the life of the church).

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Renewal in a College Community

By Brian Edgar

From time to time the Holy Spirit leads his people in such a way as to break down existing patterns of prayer and worship in order that he might renew his people. Sometimes this is because of inadequacies in the attitude of those worshipping, as we read in Isaiah 1:10-20 where God is tired of the sacrifice and worship of those who do not repent of their sinfulness. At other times the working of the Holy Spirit comes simply to give a renewed vision of the majesty and holiness of God, Read More »

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‘An Enigmatic Life: D B Knox’ by Cameron

By Brian Edgar

David Broughton Knox was indeed ‘the Father of Contemporary Sydney Anglicanism’, but his influence extends even further than that, for Sydney Anglicanism is now influencing Anglicanism and evangelicalism around Australia and the world. Read More »

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