Join us online at 7.30-8.45pm (AEDT) each Wednesday evening in October

for a special HOT TOPIC seminar, followed by interactive Q&A 

with both Australian and International guest speakers. 

Watching a Movie

OCTOBER 7th 2020

WITH

VAUGHAN ROBERTS

Right now the world is more connected than it ever has been before. So why do so many people report feeling lonelier than ever before? Whether you are married or single, join Vaughan as he takes us back to God's word to think seriously about the good gift of friendship. Let's consider how the gospel compels us to take our friendships beyond the superficial.

Vaughan Roberts is the author of numerous books including True Friendship and God's Big Picture.

He is the Rector of St Ebbe's Church in Oxford (UK), Director of the Proclamation Trust. (a Christian ministry organisation that encourages and equips Bible teachers), and a single man who greatly values friendship.

OCTOBER 14th 2020

WITH  SUSAN AN &

KAMAL WEERAKOON

Christian. Single. And from a traditional ethno-cultural background. How do each of these elements of our identity impact the way that we view ourselves and our singleness? How do you live well in a country that promotes individual freedom and happiness, but with a family who insists on traditional values of family and honour? Come and see how being part of Jesus' culture can help how to wade through these complexities.

Susan An is an assistant pastor at St Augustine’s Neutral Bay and Church by the Bridge. She is Christian, single and Korean; and she loves all these aspects of her identity

Kamal Weerakoon was born in Sri Lanka and grew up in Australia. He is studying a PhD in multicultural ministry, and is the missions director for Gracepoint Presbyterian Church,  Sydney

OCTOBER 21st 2020

WITH

KUTTER CALLAWAY

Joining us all the way from California (in the early hours of the morning his time!), Kutter will take us on an exploration of pop culture's obsession with romance and sex; help us to consider how the Christian church often adopts that same troubling vision; and challenge us to see how Scripture is able to form the family of God to be both a distinctively gospel-oriented and life-giving presence in the midst of it all.

Kutter Callaway is the author of Breaking the Marriage Idol,  associate professor of theology and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary in California, and co-director of Reel Spirituality.

 

He is actively engaged in writing and speaking on the interaction between theology and culture—particularly film, television, and online media

OCTOBER 28th 20

WITH

DANI TREWEEK

In a world (and a church) which so often idealises romance, sex, and marriage what are we to make of the Bible's teaching about Jesus' disciples not marrying a non-Christian? And does it really apply to us today? If you're single, come along as we carefully & sensitively tackle this thorny question together. If you're married, join us so that you can learn how to better love your single friends who are grappling with this difficult question.

Dani Treweek is the founding chair of the Single Minded Conference and has just completed her PhD on a theological retrieval of singleness within the contemporary church, 

She regularly speaks and writes on matters of Christian living, and particularly on the topics of singleness, marriage, family, romance, sexuality and more.

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