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Can I get a witness? Violence, racism and Christian response

This article is republished from Crosslight. Yet another black man has died this week as a result of police brutality in the USA. His name was George Floyd and his story ignited both rage and grief across...

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Annual Report 2019

The 2019 University of Divinity Annual Report was tabled in the Parliament of Victoria on Tuesday 2 June 2020 and is now available.
You can view Annual Reports from previous years on the University of Divinity website.

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University Gazette May 2020

The Gazette is a public document that reports the outcomes of meetings of the University Council and Academic Board since the last Gazette was issued. To view the latest University Gazette in pdf, issued 29 May 2020...

Pentecost: Acts 2:1-21 with John Flett

Rev Associate Professor John Flett joins us this week for a rich conversation about Pentecost and mission. We focus Acts 2:1-21 and John 20:19-23, drawing similarities and contrasts in the way the Spirit is portrayed in...

Postdigital Mediation of Transcendence

Art, Religious Excess, and the Postdigital A few years ago, I took my then-12-year-old son to an exhibit on the art of M.C. Escher. I was rather horrified when he immediately took my phone and began taking photos of the...

What Will We Take?

Like me, I am sure you have all noticed how much more silence there is in these days of isolation and being-at-home. For us city and town dwellers it is more marked than for rural folk. And, as we slowly emerge from...

Is isolation a feeling?

I am feeling isolated. Is this a state, or an emotion? Rather than getting into the semantics of language, I will ask another question: what does isolation feel like? Isolation feels like being stuck on the couch...

John O’Connor

John O'Connor graduated with a Master of Theology (Research) in 2020. His thesis is an exegesis of Luke’s Parable of the Persistent Widow: Luke 18:1–8 in context. "In contrast to what some feminist scholars claim, that...

Living ‘Without God’

During the summer of 1944 – 15 months into a 2-year imprisonment that would end in his execution in the Flossenbürg concentration camp – Dietrich Bonhoeffer told his best friend that the world had reached its adulthood...

Rest amidst the Unrest

For those who are overworked during this time of COVID-19, a whole day’s rest sounds an unrealistic luxury. For others, COVID-19 is experienced as a period of complete cessation.

The Pathway Ahead

There is a sign on an Alaskan highway that warns drivers about the limitations facing them ahead. It reads “Choose you rut carefully, as you will be in it for the next 60 miles” reflecting the deep ruts which previous...

Remember Pacifica?

The full archive of Pacifica is now available online through the Library Hub to all members of the University of Divinity community. The University of Divinity’s journal Pacifica was published from 1988-2017. Over the...

Holding Up Half the Sky

Women have played significant roles in ministry and leadership throughout the history of the church and the pages of the Bible. Today, women make up more than half the church, and do much of the mission, ministry, and...

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