EPS Symposia

Symposia occur 5-6 times each year as a gathering moment for postgraduate students and staff to discuss a range of topics and ideas.

The purpose of symposia is to 'help postgrads and staff flourish in their workplaces and see how all knowledge finds its fullness in Christ.'

The Next Symposium:

Prayer in the Academy | 1pm October 15 | Quad Oriental Room S204

The life of a Christian is often marked by spiritual disciplines such as personal Bible reading, attending church, and prayer. They sustain us over the long-haul of our lives. But these disciplines can also seem incongruent in a modern university. In this seminar we'll be hearing practical wisdom on how to integrate Biblical, personal, spiritual habits like prayer into our university lives.

Our guest speaker is the Rev Dr Mark Earngey. A member of the Moore College faculty, Mark recently completed his D.Phil at Oxford. He teaches in Christian Doctrine, Church History, and Biblical Theology. He co-edited the highly commended book Reformation Worship: Liturgies from the Past for the Present (2018), and is a member of St Paul's Church in Canterbury. 



Schedule for 2019:

  • April 30 – Everyday Peacemaking with Bruce Burges from PeaceWise
  • June 13 – Mental Health with Rev Dr Keith Condie (PhD Sydney) from ADM Mental Health and Pastoral Care Institute
  • August 8 – Gender Equality in the Univertsity
  • October 15 – Prayer and Academia with Rev Dr Mark Earngey (D.Phil Oxford)
  • November 14 – Conflicts of Interest

Previous Symposia

  • Justice (with Jacob Sarkodee from International Justice Mission)
  • Doctrine of Creation (with Murray Smith from Christ College, Sydney)
  • History (with Dr Meredith Lake, award winning author of The Bible in Australia and presenter for ABC Radio)
  • Mental Health Seminar (with Leissa Aitken, clinical psychologist and PhD candidate)
  • The Ethics of Technology (with Rev Dr Andrew Sloane from Morling College. Sydney)
  • Faith in Science: Living Well as a Christian Science (with Dr Liz New (Chemistry), Dr Peter Kim (Maths), and Dr Luke Barnes (Physics))