Being Salt and Light in Troubled Times Wed 20th of April

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Reflections from the Psalms on Suffering, Loneliness and Grief

A day with the Rev'd Canon Dr Matthew Anstey

In the light of the difficulties that we face in our region i.e. sexual abuse in the Church, drought, depopulation and unemployment (among others), how are we to be salt and light? These reflections on the psalms will not be introspective but missional: What does it mean to bear Christ into the world? How are we to be genuine in the face of life's struggles? How do the scriptures help us be salt and light in the face of the grief, suffering and loneliness in the world?

Date: Saturday 30 April, 10am - 3pm

Venue: Anglican Diocesan Centre
49 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat

Cost: $5

Bring and Share Lunch

More Information: 5331 1183


10am Tea & Coffee

10.30am Session 1
"How long must I bear pain in my soul?": Questioning Trust
(Psalm 13)

11.30am Session 2
"Darkness is my closest friend":
Faith in the Shadows
(Psalm 88)

12.30pm Eucharist

1.00pm BRING AND SHARE Lunch

1.45pm Session 3
"Tears have been my food day and night": Grief and Grace
(Psalm 42)

2.45pm Winding up

3.00pm Closing Prayer

Who is Matthew Anstey?

Matthew Astey

Matthew moved to Adelaide in 2010 to take up the position of College Principal at St Barnabas' Theological College, Adelaide. Prior to this, he was an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at Charles Sturt University (2006-2009) working in the area of Biblical Hebrew linguistics.

His research interests include Biblical Hebrew linguistics, Old Testament, theology, and homiletics. His academic webpage is used by Hebrew specialists around the world.

He is an Anglican priest and speaks regularly at church and other events. He is an enthusiastic speaker who makes theology accessable to everyone.

Matthew is on the Board of Governors of St Peter's College Boys School, the Australian Research Theological Foundation Incorporated, and Diocesan Council of the Anglican Diocese of Adelaide.

Matthew loves music, bread making, tropical fish, vegetable gardening, board games, camping, and reading.


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