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Seminary of the Third Age

“In Search of Authenticity”

October Sessions

The theme for the Seminary of the 3rd Age in 2021 is In Search of Authenticity.  The fourth series on this theme will be held at Christ Church, Wayville, 7–8.30 pm on the four Thursdays in October, centering around
Searching for an Authentic Christian Witness

7 October  ‘How Bonhoeffer’s insights on leadership address us today’

In the evening of February 1st 1933, the young Bonhoeffer’s radio broadcast was suddenly cut off. Why, was it because he warned his listeners that if a national leader surrenders “to the wishes of his followers, who would then make him an idol thus becoming a ‘misleader’? He proposed that leaders who set themselves up as gods mock God.” Why is it in our time people seem to yearn for a strong leader?

Rev Dr Lynn Arnold AO is a Priest in the Anglican Church. He teaches Systematic Theology at St Barnabas College and ministers out of St Peter’s Cathedral, with a special focus on encouraging dialogue on public issues from Christian perspectives. He was formerly CEO of World Vision and a Premier of South Australia.

with Rev. Dr. Lynn Arnold


14 October ‘How Kaurna people have revived: the role of the churches’

with Gerhard Rüdiger

Recalling Bonhoeffer’s metaphor for the role of the church in society, to “throw a spoke into the wheel” and not only care for the wounded under the wheel, this session looks at the Kaurna Language revival in South Australia and the key role of the Christian churches.

Gerhard grew up in Frankfurt Germany where he studied Christian Community Education and Protestant Theology. He worked with Ecumenical and intercultural exchange programs in Germany and overseas partner churches. Coming to Australia in 2006 he found himself being called upon to assist the local Aboriginal Kaurna Community in their Language revival programs, base


21 October ‘How authentic self-hood is key to Christian mission’ 

with Rev. Dr. Christy Capper

It is most timely that Rev Dr Christy Capper will present tonight on the topic How Authentic Selfhood is key to Christian Mission, expanding on her recently completed her doctoral thesis in which she considered the theological imperative to authentic selfhood and proposes a theological definition of authentic selfhood.

Christy is the Director of Missiology at “Uniting College for Leadership and Theology” and is currently Acting Principal. Ordained in the Anglican Church she formerly served in NSW and Victoria in missional roles engaged in evangelism, discipleship with an awareness of cultural diversity.


28 October Forum: ‘How to face the big questions of 2021″

with a panel of four previous presenters 


Do plan to attend as many of these sessions as you can, as together we explore different perspectives in our quest for an authentic Christian Witness.
Bookings are essential – Please book using the Humanitix links 

Further Information

Video podcasts of August Sem 3A presentations can be found on the ELC website at https://effectiveliving.ucasa.org.au/podcasts/



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