The ideas of ‘excellence’ and ‘education’ are not strangers. It would be difficult to find a school or university that did not claim some connection with ‘excellence’ on its website. It’s one of those words that gives prospective students (or their parents) a positive image of the institution: it is surely right that a school should pursue excellence, and if there is evidence that it succeeds in this pursuit as well, all the better.
Any comprehensive apologetic for the Christian faith in a late-modern Western context will need to include a response of some sort to the widely-held suspicion that Christianity (both Christianity in general and conservative Christianity in particular) is responsible for perpetuating a domestic enslavement of women.
Is our work worthwhile? If so, why, and in what ways? Andrew Laird seeks to answer these questions by looking at various facets of human work and its impact on this world, from the perspective of our relationship to God and his creation.
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:
Reviews of Children’s Books by Professor Trevor Cairney
Sharing a calendar can allow communities to teach, remember, and proclaim what is important to them. Christmas is a good time to reflect on what sort of calendar, if any, Christians should observe.
Bibliography: The Historical Jesus
This bibliography was compiled by Dr John McClean, to supplement his article in Case Magazine #29, ‘Veiled in Flesh’.
On the various ‘quests of the historical Jesus’:
J. C. Paget, “Quests for the Historical Jesus” in The Cambridge Companion to Jesus, Markus Bockmuehl ed. (Cambridge: CUP, 2001), pp138-55.
Craig A. Evans. “Assessing Progress In the Third Quest of the Historical Jesus” JSHJ Vol 4,