Talks and sermons

Bronwyn Fraser – Saturday 11th March, 2017 Bronwyn Fraser

Bronwyn completed a Masters in International Development Studies in 2009 which included an internship working with refugee communities in India. And in late 2009 she joined the UnitingWorld team as the Development Education Officer, working with Uniting Church and School communities in building a greater understanding of poverty and inequality. (Source)

Bronwyn currently works alongside women and men across the Pacific who live in societies with challenging systems of inequality. She is passionate about equality and helps to provide opportunities for women to thrive.

CBE Australia National Conference 2017 ‘Better Together’.2017-conference-banner2017-conference-banner

Click here to listen to the great talks and workshops at the CBE National Conference, held in Melbourne.

Did you miss our recent event with the wonderful Tania Harris? Or, would you like to hear her message again? Tania’s message on singleness was videoed and posted on the CBE International YouTube channel. And here it is too.

Tania’s ministry is called God Conversations and her website is here.

Brunch with Rev Dr Karina Kreminski Karina Kreminski
Saturday morning, the 19th of September 2015

Karina has a doctorate from Regent University in the area of missional church formation, and she is Lecturer in Missional Studies at Morling College in Sydney. Karina was ordained as a Baptist minister in 2002 and has been pastoring for the past 13 years. She was the senior pastor of her church in Cherrybrook for 8 years, but is now looking forward to planting a church in the inner city. Karina teaches, preaches, and loves to mentor emerging leaders. She blogs here, and occasionally writes for Missio Alliance here.

Topic: Gender, Being Missional, and the Kingdom of God.


Daniel Kirk’s Messages: July 31st & August 1st, 2015

CBE hosted Daniel Kirk in 2015 for a mini-conference entitled God’s Gift of Freedom. Here is the audio for his talks.

Talk 1: Christ: The Free Man Who Creates a Free People

Talk 2: Cross: The Surprising Shape of Freedom

Talk 3: Love: The Freedom of the People of the Cross

Deborah’s Choice for June 2015 – Dr Jacqueline Grey 

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: I have not come to call the righteous but sinners – Mt 9:13

BRUNCH with Rev Dr Kevin Giles, February 2015 giles

Kevin Giles is an Australian pastor and theologian. He is an ordained evangelical Anglican who was in parish ministry for over forty years. He and his family live in Melbourne, Australia. Giles studied at Moore Theological College in Sydney, Durham University, England and Tubingen University, Germany. He has a Doctor of Theology degree from the Australian College of Theology.

Topic: Creation and Equality

Deborah’s Choice for October 2014 – Rev Jenni Stoddard Jenni-Stoddart-cropped

Jenni is Families Minister at St Swithuns Anglican Church Pymble and is responsible for the Sunday @ 5 Family Service.

Topic: In the belly of the wolf – wisdom for dark days

Deborah’s Choice for September 2014 – Dr Jacqui GreyDr Jacqueline Grey

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: PentecostalismHermeneutics and the Old Testament (Pickwick, 2011).  More information about Jacqui here.

Topic: Esther’s Decision

BRUNCH with Margaret Mowczko

Saturday Morning, the 28th of June 2014

Margaret Mowczko

Marg has a theology degree and has completed an MA in early Christian and Jewish studies with Macquarie University. Her publications include:

“The Elder and the Lady: A look at the language of 2 John”, Mutuality 23.4 (2016) 12-13. “Is a Gender Hierarchy Implicit in the Creation Narrative of Genesis 2:4-25”, The Gender Conversation: Evangelical Perspectives on Gender, Scripture, and the Christian Life, Edwina Murphy and David Starling (eds) (Morling Press/Wipf and Stock, 2016), 29-40. “The ‘Shame’ of Unnamed Women of the Old Testament: Honorable Women in a Patriarchal World”, Mutuality 20.2 (2013) 7-9.

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

Margaret gave this talk again on the 21st of March 2015 and the audio below is a recording of that presentation.

This message can also be read (along with some of the images used during the talk) online here.

Deborah’s Choice for April 2014 – Rev Dr Margaret Wesley wesley

Margaret was ordained a deacon in the Anglican Diocese of Bendigo on 11th June 2017, and serves in the parish of Golden Square and in the Ministry Development Office in the Registry.

Topic: Living with wisdom (Proverbs 31)

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

Chris Forbes

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?


2 comments on “Talks and sermons”

  1. Jennifer Morgan-nicholson Reply

    Do you plan further conferences on domestic violence in 2015?
    And please put my name on your email list re services of Cbe in Sydney, thanks

    • Marg Mowczko Reply

      Hi Jennifer, At this stage we have no plans for a conference on domestic violence in 2015, but we hope to hold a one-day conference in 2016 with more workshops.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *