Talks and sermons

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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.

Deborah’s Choice for June 2015 – Jacqui Grey

Deborah’s Choice for October 2014 – Jenni Stoddard

Deborah’s Choice for April 2014 – Margaret Wesley

Here is another talk by Jacqui Grey

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

Our guest speaker for our next brunch will be Rev Dr Karina Kreminski. Karina’s message is entitled, Gender, Being Missional, and the Kingdom of God.

Karina Kreminski

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.

Update: Karina’s message can be heard here.



Daniel Kirk’s Messages

CBE hosted Daniel Kirk this year 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

The Way Forward

Our next brunch will be held on Saturday morning, May the 16th, at our usual venue: St Johns Glebe, and at our usual time: 10am.

We are inviting members and friends of CBE to join the executive in a brain-storming workshop, which will look at the next 5 years of our Sydney chapter.

We will all have an opportunity to say how effective we think our chapter is in advocating for an egalitarian understanding of relationships. And we will all have an opportunity to say where we would like CBE Sydney to be in 5 years, and how we might get there.

Plus, Paul will bring us a report of what CBE International are currently doing and achieving.

We hope you can join us for this important workshop.

BRUNCH with Margaret Mowczko
Saturday morning, the 21st of March 2015.

Our next brunch will be held at St Johns, Glebe, at 10am on Saturday the 21st of March.

Marg will be presenting the same talk that she delivered last year in Menai. (See below for details about the topic.)

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

Margaret MowczkoOur 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, 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

Update: Margaret’s message was recorded on the 21st of March 2015. Here is the audio.

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

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

Donna MeehanOur 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.

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 

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.

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