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.
'Learning, Formation and Community: Challenges Facing a Distributed Model of Theological Education'
View the 2019 opening lecture video
'The shape of things to come for a church who learns'
View the 2018 opening lecture video
'Revisiting the Third Use of the Law'
'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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