Write 2017 Program

 

Friday, 7 July

3:00 pm    Opening, Introductions, and Thinking God's Thoughts

3:30 pm    Session 1

On Measurements and Writing Unpopular Scholarship
Mark Hutchinson  History, Alphacrucis College

 

Fixing The Replication Crisis...Or Not
Sheri Kim  Psychology, Australian National University

 

The Simeon Network - Membership, Slack, and launching our prayer cards
Lewis Jones, Sandy Clarke, and the Evangelism Team  The Simeon Network (AFES)

6:30 pm for 7:00 pm    Session 2 - Conference Dinner

Testifying In Rome
Neil Foster  Law, University of Newcastle

Saturday, 8 July

9:00 am    Thinking God's Thoughts

9:30 am    Session 3

Greetings from South Africa
Ian Sieborger  Linguistics, Rhodes University

 

The Theological Basis Of Freedom Of Religion
John McClean  Systematic Theology, Christ College

 

“We have inherited great spiritual traditions of unselfish service”: Robert Menzies, Christianity and Democracy
David Furse-Roberts  The Menzies Centre

11:00 am    Morning Tea

11:30 am    Session 4

Protecting Religious Freedom in Australia Through Legislative Balancing Clauses
Neil Foster  Law, University of Newcastle

 

Panel - Religious Freedom

 

Engaging universities with the big questions - IFES and the Templeton Foundation
Ross McKenzie  Physics, University of Queensland

1:00 pm    Lunch

2:00 pm    Session 5

Engaging universities with the big questions - The survey
Ross McKenzie  Physics, University of Queensland

3:30 pm    Afternoon Tea

4:00 pm    Session 6

The biblical basis for the renewal of the image of God in man: Planned evolution or divine intervention?
Jerome Jayasekera  Church Missionary Society

 

Do ancient religious texts contain modern scientific knowledge?
Ross McKenzie  Physics, University of Queensland

 

Panel - Science and Christianity

6:00 pm    Dinner break

7:30 pm    Session 7 - Public Lecture

The Value Of Life
Graeme McLean  Philosophy, Charles Sturt University

Sunday, 9 July

9:00 am    Thinking God's Thoughts

9:30 am    Session 8

Lunar Inheritance
Lachlan Brown  English Literature, Charles Sturt University

 

Shakespeare and Reformation Theology: A Conversation Worth Having?
Roberta Kwan  English, Macquarie University

 

Panel - Christianity and the Arts

11:00 am    Morning Tea

11:30 am    Session 9

Living in a Nano world with a Giant God
Kristel Tjandra  Chemistry, University of New South Wales

 

Did Christian ethics forge a coherent cultural environment for pharmaceutical innovation?
Phil Burcham  Pharmacology, University of Western Australia

12:30 pm    Wrap Up and Depart