Welcome to this ISS brochure for 2005 either on our website or in the print version. Once again we encourage you to find the seminars that take your interest or spark your curiosity, and then plan to join us. We do our best to hit the right note in the topics offered and the speakers chosen. I think you will agree that there is a good mix again for the year that is ahead.
The last year has been very encouraging for us, The hard work of our Organisining Committee, headed by Dr Jan Gordon-Clark, has been amply rewarded by an excellent response. Well-attended seminars mean even more stimulating question and answer sessions and, of course, the conversation continues over refreshments too.
ISS at St peter's, Eastern Hill exists to address the spiritual needs and searching of a broad-ranging ecumenical constituency, which finds this city location one that works as a gathering place for this type of venture. St Peter's Eastern Hill, as the Anglican parish churhc of the City of Melbourne since 1847, is delighted to offer and share its facilities in this particular way.
We welcome and encourage your support for ISS in 2005, and we look forward to seeing you.
Rev'd Dr John Davis
Vicar of St Peter's Church, Eastern Hill
Director of the Institute for Spiritual Studies
Program for 2005
Click on the name or title for further details about any event.
- 1. Rev'd Libby Delbridge.
Walking and Praying the Journey
- Saturday 5 March, 10.00 am3.30 pm
- 2. Rev'd Professor Chris Mostert.
Church, Ministry and Ordination
- Tuesday 15 March, 7.30 pm9.30 pm
- 3. Dr Morna Sturrock.
James Morehouse: Bishop of magnetic power
- Tuesday 12 April, 7.30 pm9.30 pm
- 4. Right Rev'd Peter Hollingworth.
Does Spirituality have a Place in the Public Domain?
- Wednesday 27 April, 7.30 pm9.30 pm
- 5. Fr Christopher Willcock.
Everday Blessings: Song and the Church's Praise
- Tuesday 3 May, 7.30 pm9.30 pm
- 6. Tarrawarra Abbey.
Ecumenical Vespers for the Vigil of Pentecost
- Saturday 14 May, 3.00 pm6.00 pm
- 7. Right Rev'd Tome Frame.
The Influence of American Foreign Policy on Global Christianity
- Wednesday 18 May, 7.30 pm9.30 pm
- 8. Rowan Callick.
The Twenty-First Century is the Asian Century
- Wednesday 8 June, 7.30 pm9.30 pm
- 9. Dr David O'Brien.
Friendship with God: Utter Nonsense or Mankind's Destiny?
- Wednesday 6 July, 7.30 pm9.30 pm
- 10. David Richardson.
The Gnostics and the Da Vinci Code
- Tuesday 19 July, 7.30 pm9.30 pm
- 11. Right Rev'd Gerald Beaumont.
The Gift of Creativity
- Tuesday 9 August, 7.30 pm9.30 pm
- 12. Rev'd Catherine Thomson, Gordon Preece and Canon John Stewart.
Homosexuality, Christian Community, and Word of God
- Thursday 18 August, 7.30 pm9.30 pm
- 13. Carmelite Monastery.
Vespers for the Feast of St Elias
- Wednesday 20 July, 5.45 pm
Authorized by the Vicar
and the Institute for Spiritual Studies
Maintained by the Editor
© 2003 The Institute for Spiritual Studies