The ALC opening lecture marks the beginning of each academic year. Open to the general public, this lecture provides ALC teaching staff with an opportunity to present information on a topic arising from their current or recent research.
Formerly known as the ‘inaugural lecture’, the opening lectures have delivered many interesting topics over the years. Listed below are the lectures presented since we became ‘Australian Lutheran College’.
Opening lectures are usually published in the Lutheran Theological Journal within the year they are presented.
'Preaching schism: why what good people say can have unintended consequences for the Church'
View the 2017 Opening Lecture video
'Revisiting the Third Use of the Law'
'Location, location, location: a short history of 104 Jeffcott Street'
'Learning conversations: more than just words'
'Some central yet contested ideas of liturgical theology'
'Depression and the soul—a Cook’s tour'
'Pastoring by blessing'
'Elitist Lutheran schools? Maybe and so what?'
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