Transformed: Changing our World Through Biblical Thinking

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Transformed: Changing Our World Through Biblical Thinking

In Romans 12:2 believers are called to be ‘transformed by the renewal of their minds’. This implies that being a Christian has profound implications for how we view ourselves and the world in which God has placed us. Join us for a day of thinking through the application of Biblical truth on culture, education, society and much more. Register today for the RTC/CEN Worldview Seminar available On Campus at RTC Melbourne or live-streamed online.


When: Saturday 1 May 2021, 9am to 5pm

Where: RTC Melbourne Campus (3/221 Queen Street, Melbourne) + Live-streamed

Cost: $65 (On Campus) or $40 (live-streamed)

Speakers: Simon Kennedy, Chris Prior, Fiona Partridge, Stephen Lewis, Phillip Scheepers, and others.


Plenary Sessions
From Fog to Focus: Charting a Christian Vision for Life (Phillip Scheepers)
Worldview and Leadership (Chris Prior)
Wisdom and Worldview (Simon Kennedy)

Breakout Sessions
Exploring Indigenous Worldview: A Personal Story (Fiona Partridge)
The Book That Shaped Jesus – Worldview Lessons from the Old Testament (Stephen Lewis)
Worldview in a Mixed-Faith Classroom (Simon Kennedy)

Q&A Session
Michelle Dempsey (MC), Simon Kennedy, Chris Prior, Fiona Partridge, Phillip Scheepers, Stephen Lewis


Dr Simon Kennedy

Simon is the Director of The Millis Institute and Senior Lecturer in Humanities at Christian Heritage College. He is also a Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Queensland and is on the faculty of the Queensland Theological College and the Lachlan Macquarie Institute. He is passionate about Christian education and Christian schools and was a founding director of the Institute for Civil Society, a think tank which worked to defend religious schooling from encroachments around religious freedom. He is an intellectual historian and has published in a wide range of scholarly venues, as well as at ABC Religion & Ethics, Spectator Australia, and Mere Orthodoxy. His forthcoming book, with Edinburgh University Press, is entitled Reforming the Law of Nature.

Dr Chris Prior

Previously a principal within the Christian school sector, Chris works as the Principal of the National Institute for Christian Education. His academic interests include the relationship between faith and learning, Christian pedagogy, school culture, and leadership practice.

Dr Fiona Partridge

Fiona is the SA State Executive Officer for the Christian Education National (CEN). She is also a CEN Professional Learning presenter and adjunct lecturer with the National Institute for Christian Education. Fiona has taught at Torrens Valley Christian School since 1990 and is passionate about Christian Education, still enjoying time in the classroom teaching. Fiona’s Education Doctorate investigated Middle Schooling and pre-service teacher education. This year she has commenced studying with RTC part time. Fiona has an interest in Aboriginal culture and perspectives, more recently discovering and exploring her Noongar ancestry (from Katanning, Western Australia). Fiona’s family lives the beautiful Adelaide Hills and love running and riding the local trails.

Dr Stephen Lewis

Dr. Lewis came to RTC from Knowlton Presbyterian Church in New Jersey where he recently pastored for six years. Stephen has extensive ministry experience and has also taught in the online program at Westminster Theological Seminary. He holds three degrees, including a PhD in Hermeneutics and Biblical Interpretation (Old Testament), awarded by Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia in 2018.

Dr Phillip Scheepers

Phillip serves as the Principal of the RTC where he also lectures in missions and church history. He joined the college in 2010 bringing a wealth of experience in missions and church-based training. He is originally from South Africa where he studied for the ministry and obtained he Dth. from the University of the Free State. Before joining the RTC faculty he did mission work in South Africa before moving to London where he worked for Veritas College, establishing training ministries for local church leaders in the Arab world. His experience in working in a wide variety of cross-cultural settings caused him to develop a deep interest in effectively communicating the Christian worldview in a world of competing ideologies.