NEWS & EVENTS

2022 - Research Hour

Research hour is held the 2nd Monday every month.

  • 3pm Shared afternoon tea to catch up with your fellow researchers and academic staff

  • Presentations commence at 3.30pm ACST (Zoom links available for each session below)

Upcoming Presentations

Title: Luke 10: The Samaritan as an archetype for loving your neighbour. 

Presenter: Rev Julie Gardiner

Date: Monday 19th September from 11 am – 12 noon, in Room 1.2 at Uniting College of Leadership and Theology, Yarthu-Apinthi, 312 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Brooklyn Park SA or email info@acd.edu.au for the Zoom link.

Abstract: The presentation by Rev Julie Gardiner is a theological reflection on ‘the parable of the Samaritan’ (Luke 10) as an archetype of loving your neighbour irrespective of diversity and difference.   It draws from research that she is currently conducting on the conversations and relational dynamics happening between member churches of Baptist Churches of South Australia (BCSA) and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, and Queer (LGBTQ) persons and their advocates. As an accredited pastor of a BCSA member church, Julie knows the dangers of dialoguing over differences in sacred values and how poorly managed and painful the conversation has already been for many.  Using data analysis on participants' referrals to ‘us and them’ and the Luke-Acts perspective of ‘other’, she will highlight the unconscious biases that derail the conversations over differences.  The presentation concludes with the practical applications for facilitating difficult conversations.