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New College Lectures 2013: ‘The Work of Theology: Thinking, writing and acting politically’

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The annual New College Lectures will be presented in 2013 by Professor Stanley Hauerwas from Duke University. The overall theme of the lecture series will be ‘The Work of Theology: Thinking, writing and acting politically’

In the series he will reflect on his own life and development as a theologian set against the work of other theologians, literary theorists, philosophers and ethicists.

The three lectures are:

‘How I Think I Learned to Think Theologically’ – In this lecture he will explore the character of practical reason as an exemplification of the kind of reasoning that is intrinsic to the theological task.

‘How To Write a Theological Sentence’– Drawing on Stanley Fish’s book ‘How to Write a Sentence,’ he will explore how difficult it is to write a sentence that expresses what we should say theologically about God.

‘How to (Not) Be a Political Theologian’ - In this final lecture Professor Hauerwas will show how politics has been at the heart of the first two lectures by drawing attention to current developments in political theology and the ways he does not consider himself to be a political theologian.

The Lectures will be held at New College within the University of New South Wales on the 17th, 18th and 19Th September at 7.00pm each evening.

Professor Stanley Hauerwas is an American theologian, ethicist and public intellectual. He currently teaches at Duke University serving as the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke Divinity School with a joint appointment at Duke University Law School. He is considered by many to be one of the world’s most influential living theologians and was named “America’s Best Theologian” by ‘Time Magazine’ in 2001. His work is frequently read and debated by scholars in fields outside of religion, theology, or ethics, including political philosophy, sociology, history and literary theory.

The duration of each lecture will be 45-50 minutes followed by question time and then coffee afterwards.

Admission is free but it is essential that you RSVP for each lecture and for the Drinks & Canapés event by Friday 13th September as places are limited. 

Please register online at www.newcollege.unsw.edu.au/events

For more information phone +61 2 9381 1999 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

ISCAST – CASE Event 11th March

Joint CASE/ISCAST Lecture: The Bible as the Word of God

Rev Dr Andrew Shead

Monday 11th March, 7.00pm
(Please note the date was not correctly published in the latest Magazine)

Venue: New College Village, UNSW Cnr Day Ave & Anzac Pde, Kensington

More Details http://www.iscast.org/event_2013-03-11_ISCAST-CASE_Sydney_Lecture

Topic: What does it mean to call the Bible ‘the Word of God’? It is offensive to many Australians that an ancient product of fallible human writers should have any authority over them, let alone bring a message from their Creator. And could it be that we Christians, in our enthusiasm for the God we have met in its pages, make too much of the label ‘Word of God’, expecting a level of perfection from Scripture that it cannot give us, and so deepen secular hostility towards it? Fortunately the Bible itself has a lot to say about ‘the word of God’, and Andrew Shead will help us to appreciate some of this material, and renew our confidence in the unique and perfect treasure we have in the words of the Bible.

There will be refreshments after the lecture, a donation of $10 ($5 for pensioners or students) towards covering costs would be appreciated..
RSVPs to (Em.Prof) Peter Barry (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); Mob: 0419 243 685), would be appreciated, but are not mandatory.

Contact Peter also for further information.

CASE News Feb 7, 2013

1. Case Magazine - Peace in our time 


Case #33 will arrive in subscriber’s mailboxes over the next few days. Since going to print, the phrase we chose as our theme for this edition – peace in our time – has been making waves due to its inclusion in President Obama’s second inaugural address last week. The phrase is, of course, a loaded one. Its infamy hearkens back to its use* by British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, in an optimistic, though, as it turned out, terribly naïve speech in 1938, less than a year before the outbreak of WWII. It was, therefore, surprising to find it on Obama’s lips. Originally, however, the phrase occurred in the Anglican Book of Common Prayer: “Give peace in our time, O Lord.” It is right to pray, work and hope for peace, yet Christians are aware that because of sin, widespread lasting peace on earth will remain no more than a hope until the return of Jesus. This hope without naivete for peace in our time is beautifully captured in our cover photo of graffiti on the Bethlehem wall: a dove with an olive branch in its mouth, wearing a bullet proof vest.

This issue, ‘Peace in Our Time’, reflects this recognition of the imperfect peace we have now in our time, but also the longing we have for lasting peace in all facets of life. It shows us the foretaste of shalom we find now in the Sabbath rest; exposes the false hope of peace often found in children’s literature; asks how we should live as peaceful aliens in a potentially hostile world; offers an analysis of forgiveness; and explores whether Christians should hold their peace in response to the potentially inflammatory issue of blasphemy.

*Chamberlain in fact used the phrase ‘peace for our time’, but this slight alteration is usually overlooked.

If you are not a subscriber, you can purchase individual issues of Case magazine here, or a subscription here to receive our Peace issue, and the subsequent three issues.

2. ISCAST Event 11th March (Please note the date was not correctly published in the latest Magazine)


Joint CASE/ISCAST Lecture: The Bible as the Word of God
Rev Dr Andrew Shead
Monday 11th March
7.00pm
New College Village, UNSW
Cnr Day Ave & Anzac Pde, Kensington
More information: Edwina Hine | 02 9381 1999
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 
(Please note: the Case Quarterly seminar for this edition – incorrectly advertised in the Magazine has been cancelled)


3. Latest posts on the CASE Blog

In our CASE blog we seek to engage with issues and ideas that are relevant to contemporary life. We welcome your comments and feedback. Some of our recent blog posts are: 


Peace in our time
Tolkien and Fantasy
Les Miserables (A review)
Jerusalem Widow


Thanks for supporting CASE.


Trevor Cairney
Director, Centre for Apologetic Scholarship and Education (CASE)


New College, University of NSW, 2052.
Ph: +61 2 9381 1999 F: +61 2 9381 1909.

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CASE News Dec 7, 2012

We at CASE would like to wish all our supporters the blessings of a very happy and safe Christmas.


1. Case Magazine - Peace 

Most of us long for peace, perhaps especially at this time of year, when the heavenly peace we sing of in Christmas carols feels all too distant from the earthly frenzy we experience in Christmas preparations. Our next issue of Case Magazine will explore the idea of peace in different contexts: in our relationships, in the busyness of life, and in children’s literature. We also ask whether there limits on holding our peace, and how we are to live as peaceful aliens in a potentially hostile world. This issue will be out early in the New Year, so watch out for some great holiday reading. 

If you are not a subscriber, you can purchase individual issues of Case magazine here, or a subscription here to receive our Peace issue, and the subsequent three issues.

2. Cross one more thing off your Christmas list and give a gift subscription!

Need gift idea inspiration, and enjoy our publication? Cross one more thing off your Christmas list and give a gift subscription to someone else.

Gift Case subscriptions can be purchased here.

3.    Case quarterly seminar

The Case quarterly seminar entitled ‘Finding truth in the climate change debate’ hosted at the NCV on November 12 was a successful event. Dr John Quinn presented his paper, and there was a very insightful Q&A and discussion session after his presentation. It was great that a few of our newer Case subscribers attended the evening, and that we were able to meet them. We plan to host similar seminars during 2013, and we will keep you posted with details for any event.

John’s article is currently available online for reading here.

4.    2013 New College Lecture Series

Regular twitter followers (@AndJustInCASE ) would know that Stanley Hauerwas has been chosen to present the 2013 New College Lectures. We are giving you plenty of time to save the dates for your diaries, next year’s lecture series will run from September 17-19. Keep a look out for more details early 2013

5. Latest posts on the CASE Blog

In our CASE blog we seek to engage with issues and ideas that are relevant to contemporary life. We welcome your comments and feedback. Some of our recent blog posts are: 


Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
A Tribute to Rev Dr Stuart Barton Babbage AM
Believing Science
A ‘desperate, breathless, dependent’ mother


Thanks for supporting CASE.


Trevor Cairney
Director, Centre for Apologetic Scholarship and Education (CASE)


New College, University of NSW, 2052.
Ph: +61 2 9381 1999 F: +61 2 9381 1909.

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CASE News Nov 7, 2012

1. Case Magazine

We trust our subscribers are enjoying Issue #32 ‘Believing Science’. Were you expecting a copy in the mail? It would be time to check to see if your subscription is current, you can always contact Edwina at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  regarding your subscription.  Readers who are not currently subscribing, can click here to subscribe or purchase individual copies.


2. Reminder CASE Quarterly Seminar ‘Finding truth in the climate change debate’

Come and discuss ‘Believing Science’, the latest issue of Case Magazine, over supper at our next Quarterly Seminar. Dr John Quinn will present his paper ‘Finding truth in the climate change debate’, and there will be an opportunity for questions and discussion afterwards.

Time: Monday 12th November, 6:30-8pm
Location: Main Common Room, New College Village, UNSW Cnr Day Ave & Anzac Pde, Kensington

For more Information, contact Edwina Hine
Ph: 02 9381 1999         Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


3. Latest posts on the CASE Blog

In our CASE blog we seek to engage with issues and ideas that are relevant to contemporary life. We welcome your comments and feedback. Some of our recent blog posts are: 


A ‘desperate, breathless, dependent’ mother
Anti Poverty Week
77 days and counting
The Importance of Civility in Public Life


Thanks for supporting CASE.


Trevor Cairney
Director, Centre for Apologetic Scholarship and Education (CASE)


New College, University of NSW, 2052.
Ph: +61 2 9381 1999 F: +61 2 9381 1909.

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CASE News October 25, 2012

1. Case Magazine

Issue #32 ‘Believing Science’ is hot off the press – keep an eye out for it in your mailbox in the next few days if you’re an subscriber, or click here to subscribe or purchase individual copies.

Articles
1. The Mysterious Universe – John Polkinghorne
Our minds, which darkly reflect the mind of their creator, are able to explore and understand this ‘mysterious universe’, and yet some scientific findings seem altogether too strange to be believable. The Rev’d Dr John Polkinghorne invites us to follow where the evidence leads.

2. Finding Truth in the Climate Change Debate – John Quinn
John Quinn explores some of the factors contributing to the difficulty of understand what science is telling us, using climate science as a case study. How does the complexity of scientific endeavour impact its believability? How do we sort through the different accounts of what the science tells us via politicians, the media and other ‘experts’. What is a responsible Christian approach?

3. Christianity and the Rise of Western Science – Peter Harrison

Philosopher and historian of science, Peter Harrison, discusses the rise of Western science, and in particular the role Christian theology played in legitimising the acceptance of science we now take so for granted. 

4. The New Science of Religion and What it Might Mean for Faith – Jonathan Jong
Religious belief and practice are near universal, but why is that the case? Can the study of human psychology throw any light on this? According to experimental psychologist Jonathan Jong, the research suggests the answer is ‘yes’. In this article he outlines some of the features of human psychology that make us religious beings, and some possible implications for faith.

5. Cognitive Science and Theology – Justin L. Barrett
Drawing on current research in the cognitive science of religion’, Justin Barrett lays out what ‘natural religion’ looks like: what are the characteristics of the kind of religion that comes naturally to human minds. He then looks at how this ‘natural religion’ relates to theology in established religious traditions like Christianity, and also at the potential for interaction between theology and cognitive science.

Book Reviews

1. Andrew B. Newberg, Principles of Neurotheology (reviewed by Robert Stening)
2. Elmer Theissen, The Ethics of Evangelism (reviewed by Cath Finney Lamb)


2. CASE Quarterly Seminar

Come and discuss ‘Believing Science’, the latest issue of Case Magazine, over supper at our next Quarterly Seminar. Dr John Quinn will present his paper ‘Finding truth in the climate change debate’, and there will be an opportunity for questions and discussion afterwards.

Time: Monday 12th November, 6:30-8pm
Location: Main Common Room, New College Village, UNSW Cnr Day Ave & Anzac Pde, Kensington

For more Information, contact Edwina Hine
Ph: 02 9381 1999         Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


3. Latest posts on the CASE Blog

In our CASE blog we seek to engage with issues and ideas that are relevant to contemporary life. We welcome your comments and feedback. Some of our recent blog posts are: 


A ‘desperate, breathless, dependent’ mother
Anti Poverty Week
77 days and counting
The Importance of Civility in Public Life


Thanks for supporting CASE.


Trevor Cairney
Director, Centre for Apologetic Scholarship and Education (CASE)


New College, University of NSW, 2052.
Ph: +61 2 9381 1999 F: +61 2 9381 1909.

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CASE News October 10, 2012

1. Case Magazine

Believing Science’,  our latest edition of Case Magazine, is about to go to print. Is climate science reliable? Can we believe in physics so weird as to be nearly incomprehensible to most of us? What was the historical role of Christianity in the story of how science came to be so widely accepted as a source of truth? What is the cognitive science of religion? , Is religion ‘natural’, and what are the implications for Christianity? Find all this and more in Issue #32, out soon

Become a CASE Associate to receive your Case magazines delivered to your home (four per year). By becoming a CASE Associate you will also receive discounts, free entry to some CASE events and access to associates-only resources on our CASE website. You will also be able to receive a pdf copy of the magazine for an additional $5 per year. To find out more about becoming a CASE Associate Member click HERE.


2. CASE Quarterly Seminar

Once you’ve read and digested the content of the latest Case Magazine, come and discuss it over supper at our next Quarterly Seminar. Dr John Quinn will present his paper ‘Finding truth in the climate change debate’, and there will be an opportunity for questions and discussion.

Time: Monday 12th November, 6:30-8pm
Location: Main Common Room, New College Village, UNSW Cnr Day Ave & Anzac Pde, Kensington

For more Information, contact Edwina Hine
Ph: 02 9381 1999         Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


3. Latest posts on the CASE Blog

In our CASE blog we seek to engage with issues and ideas that are relevant to contemporary life. We welcome your comments and feedback. Some of our recent blog posts are: 


77 days and counting
The Importance of Civility in Public Life
The Demise of Sensible Conversation
Living and Dying Ethically

4. 4. “Serving as a Scientist in God’s World” – Presentation by Prof Graeme Clark


The recent joint ISCAST-CASE event with Professor Graeme Clark was an outstanding lecture, and a great success. The large audience were very clear in their appreciation of the evening with attendees commenting on how encouraging it was to hear Professor Clark tell the inspirational story about what God has done with his life.

An audio-recording was made of Professor Graeme Clark’s lecture, and there is also a pdf copy of the PowerPoint slides used for his presentation available for viewing.  If you would like to listen to the presentation, this information has recently gone up on the ISCAST website and may be accessed with the direct link


http://www.iscast.org/presentations/Clarke_G_2012-09_Lecture


I hope you can get the chance to read some of our publications or just visit the website or our blog.  Don’t forget that you can also follow my tweets on Twitter @AndJustInCase


Thanks for supporting CASE.


Trevor Cairney
Director, Centre for Apologetic Scholarship and Education (CASE)


New College, University of NSW, 2052.
Ph: +61 2 9381 1999 F: +61 2 9381 1909.

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CASE News Sept 13, 2012

1. Case Magazine

We hope you have enjoyed reading Case #31 Formative Education. The next issue of Case Magazine is well underway, with the deliberately ambiguous theme ‘Believing Science’. On the one hand, there are papers that address belief in the pronouncements of science. Is climate science reliable? Can we believe in physics so weird as to be nearly incomprehensible to most of us? And what was the historical role of Christianity in the story of how science came to be so widely accepted as a source of truth? On the other hand, we look at the science of believing with researchers working in cognitive science of religion. Why do humans so readily form religious beliefs? Is there such thing as ‘natural religion’? And what are the implications for Christianity? Stay tuned for a stimulating issue.

Become a CASE Associate to receive your Case magazines delivered to your home (four per year). By becoming a CASE Associate you will also receive discounts, free entry to some CASE events and access to associates-only resources on our CASE website. You will also be able to receive a pdf copy of the magazine for an additional $5 per year. To find out more about becoming a CASE Associate Member click HERE.

2. Latest posts on the CASE Blog
In our CASE blog we seek to engage with issues and ideas that are relevant to contemporary life. We welcome your comments and feedback. Some of our recent blog posts are: 


Living and Dying Ethically
The Difficulty of Marriage Equality
Formative Education
Anti- Bullying, Communication, Cyberspace and Community


3. Upcoming ISCAST – CASE Events 2012

Dear CASE Members and Friends,

We would like to warmly invite you to the upcoming ISCAST*-CASE** lecture.  This lecture will be given by distinguished scientist and developer of the Bionic Ear, Prof Graeme Clarke. Date:  Mon 17th Sept. at 7.30 pm
Date: Mon 17th Sept. at 7.30 pm
Speaker:  Professor Graeme Clark, AC, FAA, FRS, (Hon) FRCS
Lecture title:  “Serving as a Scientist in God’s World”
Venue: Main Common Room of New College, University of NSW; access on Anzac Parade, Kensington.
Parking is available on nearby suburban streets (see also below).
There will be refreshments after the lecture, and donations of $20 ($10/pensioners, $5/students), towards costs of the lecture, would be appreciated.  RSVPs to Peter Barry for catering and seating purposes would be appreciated (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); Mob: 0419 243 685).

Lecture Abstract:
“As a 10 year old I developed a strong desire to restore hearing in people like my deaf father, and developed a passion for science after I read the lives of Louis Pasteur and Eve Curie. Then in my first year in Medicine at the University of Sydney I had a serendipitous experience of Jesus, which I had to test in my daily life to see if it was real for me. Then while returning to Australia as a ship’s surgeon I thought I had appendicitis and would have to remove my appendix at sea. This was the first time that prayer became a strident necessity.
On returning to Australia I established myself as a cosmetic nasal surgeon, but looking into nooks and crannies aggravated a high jumping injury and my prayers for healing were answered in an unexpected way. I had the opportunity to do a PhD in neurophysiology with a focus on electrical stimulation of auditory brain pathways.  But leading scientists said that speech understanding with electrical stimulation was impossible.
Nevertheless my main research focus was: “What can electrical stimulation with a cochlear implant tell us about brain function and human consciousness?” & “How can it alleviate Severe Sensory Neural Deafness?”
To answer these questions I carried out our first multi-channel cochlear implant operation in 1978. How could one overcome the bottle–necks for the coding of sound by electrical stimulation? Would multi-channel intra-cochlear electrical stimulation be safe? What signals could be coded with electrical stimulation for speech understanding? Would the formant coding strategy benefit other people and would the memory for speech sounds be retained in people after long periods of deafness? How well were the speech features coded with this strategy and what other features be transmitted through the electro-neural bottle-neck? Could the benefits of electrical stimulation of two ears or with a hearing aid on one side give better hearing in noise and sound localization? Could people deafened early in life develop age appropriate language?
This journey has been more rewarding than I could ever have imagined, and it was shared with wife Margaret, colleagues and industrial partner Cochlear.”

For further information please contact Peter Barry (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); Mob: 0419 243 685), or Lewis Jones (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); Mob: 0418 605 687).
While the main information is given in this email, further updated information will subsequently be listed on the Home page of the ISCAST website (http://www.iscast.org) and by clicking on the heading of this event there or on the Events page
P.S. Further parking information: parking is available on both Anzac Pde (after 7 pm - clearway before that time), probably best on the W side heading back towards the city, since most traffic will be coming in the opposite direction, or on the other suburban streets (e.g., along Day Ave, or the streets leading off it.

For further information please contact Peter Barry (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); Mob: 0419 243 685), or Lewis Jones (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); Mob: 0418 605 687).
While the main information is given in this email, further updated information will subsequently be listed on the Home page of the ISCAST website (http://www.iscast.org) and by clicking on the heading of this event there or on the Events page
P.S. Further parking information: parking is available on both Anzac Pde (after 7 pm - clearway before that time), probably best on the W side heading back towards the city, since most traffic will be coming in the opposite direction, or on the other suburban streets (e.g., along Day Ave, or the streets leading off it.)

*ISCAST – Christians in Science and Technology (http://iscast.org/)
**CASE – Centre for Apologetic Scholarship and Education (http://case.edu.au/).


I hope you can get the chance to read some of our publications or just visit the website or our blog.  Don’t forget that you can also follow my tweets on Twitter @AndJustInCase


Thanks for supporting CASE.


Trevor Cairney
Director, Centre for Apologetic Scholarship and Education (CASE)


New College, University of NSW, 2052.
Ph: +61 2 9381 1999 F: +61 2 9381 1909.

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CASE News Aug 23, 2012

1. Case Magazine – Formative Education

Case magazine subscribers should now have received their copies of our latest issue ‘Formative Education’, or they will be getting their copy over the next few days. I hope you are enjoying it, and are being challenged by the great range of articles. New College Lecturer James KA Smith writes on Educating the imagination, James Pietsch offers an analysis of classrooms as relational spaces, Trevor Cairney discusses pedagogy and the kingdom of God, and Dani Scarratt provides an insight on parents choosing public education for their children.

Become a CASE Associate to receive your copy of Case #31 and the subsequent three issues of Case magazine (four per year). By becoming a CASE associate you will also receive discounts, free entry to some CASE events and access to associates-only resources on our CASE website. You will also be able to receive a pdf copy of the magazine for an additional $5 per year. To find out more about becoming a CASE associate member click HERE


2. Latest posts on the CASE Blog

In our CASE blog we seek to engage with issues and ideas that are relevant to contemporary life. We welcome your comments and feedback. Some of our recent blog posts are: 


Anti- Bullying, Communication, Cyberspace and Community
Girl Guides Drop Queen & God from Pledge
The Not-So United Nations
The lack of science in ‘Live Science’


3. Upcoming ISCAST – CASE Events 2012

Dear CASE Members and Friends,
We would like to warmly invite you to the coming ISCAST*-CASE** lecture.  This lecture will be given by the extremely distinguished and successful scientist and developer of the Bionic Ear (lecture details below).
Date: Mon 17th Sept. at 7.30 pm
Speaker:  Professor Graeme Clark, AC, FAA, FRS, (Hon) FRCS
Lecture title:  “Serving as a Scientist in God’s World”
Venue: Main Common Room of New College, University of NSW; access on Anzac Parade, Kensington.
Parking is available on nearby suburban streets (see also below).
There will be refreshments after the lecture, and donations of $20 ($10 for pensioners or $5 for students), towards costs of the lecture, would be appreciated.  RSVPs (for catering and seating purposes), to Peter Barry (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); Mob: 0419 243 685), would also be appreciated.
Lecture Abstract:
“As a 10year old I developed a strong desire to restore hearing in people like my deaf father, and developed a passion for science after I read the lives of Louis Pasteur and Eve Curie. Then in my first year in Medicine at the University of Sydney I had a serendipitous experience of Jesus, which I had to test in my daily life to see if it was real for me. Then while returning to Australia as a ship’s surgeon I thought I had appendicitis and would have to remove my appendix at sea. This was the first time that prayer became a strident necessity.
On returning to Australia I established myself as a cosmetic nasal surgeon, but looking into nooks and crannies aggravated a high jumping injury and my prayers for healing were answered in an unexpected way. I had the opportunity to do a PhD in neurophysiology with a focus on electrical stimulation of auditory brain pathways.  But leading scientists said that speech understanding with electrical stimulation was impossible.
Nevertheless my main research focus was: What can electrical stimulation with a cochlear implant tell us about brain function and human consciousness?” & “How can it alleviate Severe Sensory Neural Deafness?
To answer these questions I carried out our first multi-channel cochlear implant operation in 1978. How could one overcome the bottle–necks for the coding of sound by electrical stimulation? Would multi-channel intra-cochlear electrical stimulation be safe? What signals could be coded with electrical stimulation for speech understanding? Would the formant coding strategy benefit other people and would the memory for speech sounds be retained in people after long periods of deafness? How well were the speech features coded with this strategy and what other features be transmitted through the electro-neural bottle-neck? Could the benefits of electrical stimulation of two ears or with a hearing aid on one side give better hearing in noise and sound localization? Could people deafened early in life develop age appropriate language?
This journey has been more rewarding than I could ever have imagined, and it was shared with wife Margaret, colleagues and industrial partner Cochlear.”

For further information please contact Peter Barry (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); Mob: 0419 243 685), or Lewis Jones (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); Mob: 0418 605 687).
While the main information is given in this email, further updated information will subsequently be listed on the Home page of the ISCAST website (http://www.iscast.org) and by clicking on the heading of this event there or on the Events page [in each case,’ 2012-09-17 Serving as a Scientist in God’s World (NSW) )’]
P.S. Further parking information: parking is available on both Anzac Pde (after 7 pm - clearway before that time), probably best on the W side heading back towards the city, since most traffic will be coming in the opposite direction, or on the other suburban streets (e.g., along Day Ave, or the streets leading off it.)
*ISCAST – Christians in Science and Technology (http://iscast.org/)
**CASE – Centre for Apologetic Scholarship and Education (http://case.edu.au/).

 

I hope you can get the chance to read some of our publications or just visit the website or our blog.  Don’t forget that you can also follow my tweets on Twitter @AndJustInCase

 

Thanks for supporting CASE.


Trevor Cairney
Director, Centre for Apologetic Scholarship and Education (CASE)


New College, University of NSW, 2052.
Ph: +61 2 9381 1999 F: +61 2 9381 1909.

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CASE News   June 25, 2012

1. Case Magazine – Christians and Education

Issue 31 of Case Magazine will be available from the end of July. It will follow on from theme of this year’s CASE Conference held last month on the topic ‘Education as Formation’ (for more on the conference see the article below). The edition will bring together some fine authors to cover the topic of Christians and Education, and will include an article discussing many of the issues raised during our conference. 
Over the next few weeks subscribers who have let their subs lapse will be receiving a reminder email. Were you expecting Case Magazine #30 a couple of months ago and it didn’t arrive? Why not email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), and we can check to see that your postal address on file is current, or if your subscription just needs renewing!

2. New College Lectures.

The 2012 Lectures were very popular this year. For both lectures (May 23-24) the New College Common Room was filled with 130 attendees as James K A Smith and unpacked the theme Imagining the Kingdom. The first evening focused on how our actions flow from our most fundamental desires, longings and loves. He related this back to our Christian formation. On the second evening, James, continued his explanation as to how our desires influence our worship. Both evenings drew very informed and diverse audiences with attendees from interstate, Regional NSW and Sydney. We were pleased to welcome people of varied theological backgrounds from Reformed Evangelical, to traditional Anglo-Catholic as well as Roman Catholic, and a class of students studying Christian Worship from Avondale College who travelled down from the Central Coast for the second lecture. Question time during both evenings was an excellent time for discussion and the audience continued the discussions over tea and coffee for an hour or two after the lecture. We look forward to seeing you all again at next year’s lecture series.

Audio recordings from this year’s lectures are now live online, and can be found on our audio page
http://www.newcollege.unsw.edu.au/audios/audio-archives


3. CASE Conference 2012


The CASE Conference this year was held in conjunction with the Anglican Education Commission and the Sydney Anglican Schools Corporation. The over-arching theme of the day was ‘Education as Formation.’ Archbishop of Sydney Peter Jensen welcomed our 230 attendees to New College and presented an introduction describing the mission of Anglican education. James KA Smith was the plenary speaker, and his presentation Educating the Imagination: Christian Education as a Pedagogy of Desire, was very well received by the audience. In his plenary address Prof. Trevor Cairney suggested that authentic Christian education must recognise that schooling has a relationship to the ‘whole of life’, that it occurs within diverse communities of practice, and that it is delivered by people and institutions that view the world and their educational intent from a ‘particular standpoint’. The Christian school he argued is to nurture and assist the formation of the children God gives to us. A more comprehensive report on our conference can been found on the CASE blog at (http://andjustincase.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/education-as-formation-conference.html). Many of the teachers who attended the day found the presentations very beneficial. The feedback the college received after the conference will allow us to better cater future events. MP3 Recordings of the conference presentations will go live on the CASE website during the next week. Access will be free for current CASE Associates and conference attendees. A recording may be available for purchase at a later date.

4. Latest posts on the CASE Blog

In our CASE blog we seek to engage with issues and ideas that are relevant to contemporary life. We welcome your comments and feedback. Some of our recent blog posts are: 


Education as Formation: Conference Outcomes
Can I visit the Narnia Exhibition and miss Christ?
Imagining the Kingdom: On Christian Action
Sanctified Perception


5. Upcoming ISCAST – CASE Events 2012

ISCAST/CASE Science-Faith Panel Discussion Meeting
‘The questions students ask: Science and faith in the classroom’
Thursday 19th July, 2012, 7.30 pm

Venue: Main Common Room of New College (UNSW Campus) (Access on Anzac Parade, Kensington)

Especially for Teachers and those Interested in Science Education. If you are involved at a school it would be great if you could pass this notice to any teacher you think maybe interested in attending. The event is very suitable for early career teachers, and teachers in training (A great networking and professional development opportunity).

Chair of Panel:
Dr Barry Newman, BSc (Hons), MSc & PhD in Chemistry (USyd); BA (Hons) in Education (USyd); Master in charge of Physics at Sydney Grammar School; Lectured at University of NSW (UNSW) in science education; Head of the School of Teacher Education; Member of Council & Governing Board of Moore Theological College for 27 years.

Panel Members:

Mr Vaughan Brown [BSc, Dip Ed; Master Assisting in Biology; Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore)];
Dr David Ruys [PhD in Materials Science; B. Materials & Engineering (Hons); Physics & Secondary Science; St Andrew’s Cathedral School];
Mr Jim Wright [BSc (USyd), DipEd (UNSW); Science and Chemistry teacher, Covenant Christian School].

Possible questions include:
• Are science and Christianity in conflict? Has science replaced God?
• Creation and evolution – can they both be true?
• Does the ‘Big Bang’ theory rule out creation?
• Can a scientist believe in miracles?
• Are advances in biomaterials (or biotechnology) a challenge to Christian faith?
• Are environmentalism and faith in conflict?
• Sex and reproduction – ethical questions for today?

The questions will be divided between the panelists. For each question, a panelist will speak for 5 min with 5 min discussion (10 min total). The remaining time will then be followed by general questions and discussion.

Light refreshments will be served at the end of the meeting, which will be free. An RSVP to Prof Peter Barry (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) would be appreciated but is not critical. See ISCAST website link  for future update information about this meeting, and for other ISCAST-CASE meetings on Sept 17th.


I hope you can get the chance to read some of our publications or just visit the website or our blog.  Don’t forget that you can also follow my tweets on Twitter @AndJustInCase

 

Thanks for supporting CASE.


Trevor Cairney
Director, Centre for Apologetic Scholarship and Education (CASE)


New College, University of NSW, 2052.
Ph: +61 2 9381 1999 F: +61 2 9381 1909.

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