Practising Christian discourse: Addressing ethics in divisive times

By March 13, 2023Past Forums

Tuesday 18 April 2023 — 7:00 pm

Chambers Pavilion, Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture,
15 Blackall Street, Barton.

“How can Christians authentically address ethical issues today?”

Mobile phones. Email. Social Media. Zoom.

Communication has never been more accessible or abundant. But never has public discourse seemed more divisive or polarised.

How can Christians remain true to the rich heritage of their tradition while offering a constructive voice into some of the most pressing and antagonistic ethical issues of our time?

The answer may have less to do with the ethical positions Christians take than in the habits of discourse that they practise. Such an approach isn’t to render Christian ethics relative but to discover that the source of Christian speech shapes not only its content but also its contours.

Dr Amy EricksonAbout the speaker

Amy Erickson (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is Lecturer in Theology and Ethics at St Mark’s National Theological Centre and the author of Ephraim Radner, Hosean Wilderness, and the Church in the Post-Christendom West (Brill, 2020). Amy is an exciting, interesting speaker. She has taught students in Texas USA and Fuller Theological Seminary. She lectures at St Mark’s in Theological Ethics, Old Testament History and Narrative, Hermeneutics, and Spirituality and Contemporary Engagement.


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by Robbie Tulip, member of the CES committee, is available here