Brunch Events

Margaret MowczkoBRUNCH with Margaret Mowczko
Saturday Morning, the 28th of June, 2014

Our first brunch for 2014 will be held at a different venue!  We’re moving south to the warmer, café style premises of Hope Community Church in Menai.

Our speaker will be Margaret Mowczko.  Marg is vice president of CBE Sydney, and a leader in her church on the Central Coast.  She has a degree in theology and is currently studying for her Masters at Macquarie University, specializing in early Christian and Jewish studies.

Apart from writing on the subject of biblical equality for her website newlife.id.au, Marg’s work has appeared in several publications of CBE International.  Her article The ‘Shame’ of the Unnamed Women of the Old Testament recently won an award at the 2014 Evangelical Press Association Awards held in Anaheim, California.

The whole CBE team is looking forward to welcoming you to the south of Sydney.

Topic: The Consensus and Context of 1 Timothy 2:12

Time: 10.00 am

Cost: $10 (includes brunch)

Venue: Hope Community Church, corner of Old Illawara Road and Menai Road, Menai.

RSVP: You can RSVP by emailing us at cbe.sydney@gmail.com, or by leaving a comment on the website, or through our facebook page.

Parking and Transport: Ample on-site parking.  Public transport options, plus more information about this event, are shown on the flyer for our June Brunch.

Update: Margaret’s message was not recorded but a pdf of her notes will be posted here shortly.   In the mean time you can read her notes here.


BRUNCH with Dr Chris Forbes
Saturday Morning, 19th of October 2013

Chris Forbes

Mark your calendars.  We are in for a treat.  Dr Chris Forbes is an experienced and engaging speaker, and he will be our guest in October.

Dr Forbes is senior lecturer in Ancient History at Macquarie University, and deputy chairman of the Society for the Study of Early Christianity.  He is a member of the Society for Biblical Literature, and a member of the Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical and Theological Research.

Dr Forbes’ areas of expertise includes New Testament history and the intersection of early Christianity and Graeco-Roman culture. He is currently researching the relationship between religion and philosophy in Graeco-Roman thought.   More information, here.

Topic: Privatised Spirituality and Professionalised Leadership: An Unhealthy Mix?

The audio of Chris’ message can be heard here:

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Venue: St. John’s Anglican Church, on the corner of St. John’s Road and Glebe Point Road, Glebe, NSW.  (Google Map)

Time: 10.00 am

Cost: $10 (includes brunch)

Parking: Metered street parking.


Donna Meehan

BRUNCH with Donna Meehan
Saturday morning, 15th of June 2013

Our guest speaker will be Donna Meehan. Donna is an Aboriginal Gamilaroi Woman. She is a committed Christian and a well known Indigenous author.  Donna is focussed on being a peacemaker; she is passionate about advocating for Stolen Generations, Reconciliation and social justice.  Donna has a wealth of knowledge, insight and experience working for Government and Non-Government organisations, and in networking with diverse communities.  (Information taken from Donna’s website.)

You can watch Donna’s testimony about being part of the Stolen Generations here.  Her presentation on the 15th of June promises to be memorable.

Topic: A creative reflection of Indigenous poetry – a memory of Donna’s journey as part of the Stolen Generations.

Venue: St. John’s Anglican Church, on the corner of St. John’s Road and Glebe Point Road, Glebe, NSW.  (Google Map)  (The chapel can be chilly, so please dress warmly.)

Time: 10.00 am

Cost: $10 (includes brunch)

Parking: Metered street parking.


BRUNCH with Dr Jacqueline Gray
Saturday morning, 16th of March 2013

We are pleased to announce that Dr Jacqueline Grey will be our first guest speaker for 2013.   Jacqui is the Academic Dean of Alphacrucis College and lectures in Old Testament studies.  She has published several books and articles, including Them, Us & Me: How the Old Testament Speaks to People Today (APS, 2008), Raising Women Leaders (co-edited with Shane Clifton) (APS, 2009), Three’s A Crowd: Pentecostalism, Hermeneutics and the Old Testament (Pickwick, 2011).  More information about Jacqui here.

Topic: Raising and Sustaining Women Leaders 

Venue: Northside Baptist Church, 58 Willoughby Road, Crows Nest. Ph: 9901 4299, adjacent to Crows Nest Community Centre).  (Google map.)

Time: 10.00 am

Cost: $10 (includes brunch)

Parking: Limited parking in Church grounds. Council car park is located at the corner of Holtermann St and Zigzag Lane. (2 hours free then $3.90 per half hour.)

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