ABOUT THE LECTURER
Professor Robert Banks is an internationally renowned thinker on faith and work, and the theology of everyday life. He has been Professor of Lay Ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary and director of the Macquarie Christian Studies Institute. Now an Alphacrucis Honorary Professor.
This unit will bring theology to bear upon the realities and challenges of everyday living – especially those connected with work and leisure. It will focus on how to discern the knowledge, experience the presence, and reflect the character of God in these areas.
Along the way we will consider issues of integrity and compromise, self-fulfilment and careerism, workaholism and work-life imbalance, as well as the attractions of amusement industries, celebrity culture, virtual reality and sleep deprivation. This will take place through presentations, small groups, workshops, and field trips.
START SOMETHING NEW
You love the Lord. Jesus is the saviour of you and the world. You want to serve God’s great purposes. But how do these grand ideas connect to your everyday life? How does the week to week scale into the Kingdom of God? Professor Robert Banks will take you on a journey and open the door to a whole universe of theological meaning in, through and behind the life lived in the real world. Professor Banks will illuminate the reality of God in your work day, equip you for more effective ministry, help you to delve deeper in Christian discipleship and hone your eye for theological research and reflection. Don’t miss this special intensive week, an essential for thinking Christians.
The course is apart of our Masters of Arts, Master of Theology and Master of Leadership programs but there are limited spaces for students at other colleges or universities. Fee-Help is available for enrolled students at Alphacrucis or other institutions seeking cross credit for the unit. Cost for credit students is our standard postgraduate rate. There may be places available for audit students at $400. Classes meet 9am-5pm. Lunch, Morning & Afternoon Tea will be provided at all Intensives.