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Religion in the Public Square Colloquium: Living As If Truth Matters
Religion in the Public Square Colloquium: Living As If Truth Matters

Fri, 12 July


Scots’ Church Melbourne Assembly Hall

Religion in the Public Square Colloquium: Living As If Truth Matters

Time & Location

12 July 2024, 9:00 am – 13 July 2024, 5:00 pm

Scots’ Church Melbourne Assembly Hall, 156 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

About the event

How Christians face the challenges posed by our contemporary culture is one of the most pressing issues confronting Christians and the church today.

We live in an age which is increasingly hostile to the Christian faith. Christian teaching is no longer considered good, or even neutral, but actually harmful.   

Christians face hostility and censorship from government, the media, business and Big Tech. All people are expected, not simply to tolerate, but to welcome and affirm the sexual and identity choices of others.   

A stream of laws aims to blunt the radical call of the gospel to repentance and to deny the Lordship of Christ over every square inch of human existence.   

How can Christians live faithfully and speak truth in a world which no longer believes in objective truth? How can we reconcile our Lord’s Great Commission to make disciples (Matt 28:16–20) with the great commandment to love our neighbour (Matt 22:34–40)?   

The Presbyterian Church of Victoria’s 2024 Religion in the Public Square Colloquium aims to squarely confront such questions.   

The aim of the Colloquium is to equip believers so that they are better informed and able to speak with wisdom and conviction in response to those challenges.

Join us as an outstanding line up of Australian speakers sheds light on these crucial questions.

Our keynote speaker, Rev. David Robertson, will bring biblical wisdom and encouragement from the book of Acts.

Dr Simon Kennedy will explore how the rich heritage of Reformed thinking about politics can help Christians today think through these issues.

Other speakers:

  • Dr Joanna Howe
  • Dr Terry Harding
  • Mrs Vanessa Cheng
  • Dr Benjamin Saunders
  • Mr John Steenhof
  • Mr Bill Muehlenberg 
  • Rachael Wong and 
  • Jasmine Yuen 

      will explore topics including religious freedom, education, civil government and abortion.

Discounts are available for ministers and students. Discounts also for groups of five or more. 

Registrations include refreshments and lunch.

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