The 2017 Warrawee Lecture

Warrawee Lecture 2017

The Warrawee Lecture is an annual event proudly brought to you by Warrawee Anglican Church providing a marvellous opportunity for believers from all church backgrounds in Northern Sydney to benefit from the expertise of an eminent scholar on a particular aspect of our Christian faith.

Dr Michael SteadIn 2017 we welcome Rev. Dr Michael Stead, Bishop of South Sydney, and until 2015, Senior Minister of St James, Turramurra. Dr Stead will speak on the topic “What kind of ‘secular’ country is Australia? Freedom for Religion or from Religion?”

This event is free. Please register here for a seat:

Please click here to listen to Warrawee Lectures from previous years.

Carols

Enjoy some family fun and a night of singing carols together. This is a free community event, food and drink can be purchased from the club.

Where?

Held on the Croquet Lawn at Warrawee Bowling Club, 1479 Pacific Highway, Warrawee. For directions please click HERE.

What to Bring?

  • a picnic blanket
  • your family & friends
  • singing voices

What time?

You are welcome to arrive from 6:00pm for dinner on the lawn where you can purchase food and drink. The Carols begin around 7:00pm featuring the Warrawee Public School bands.

What food & drink can I purchase?

Meals and drink can be purchased at the Club. They will have a wide range of affordable and appropriate meals for adults and children.

Parking?

We encourage you to walk as there is only limited parking available at the Bowling Club, and no parking is available on the Pacific Highway. If you need to drive you may wish to park on nearby Borambil St, Heydon Ave or Fox Valley Rd.

The 2016 Warrawee Lecture

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Wednesday 18th May 2016

The 2016 Warrawee Lecture was given by Dr Brian Rosner, principal of Ridley College, Melbourne.

What is a human being? Personal identity and the Bible. Brian writes:

“the world is obsessed with being true to yourself and knowing who you are; there’s never been a time when knowing who you are has been so difficult. If traditional societies are like rivers, buoying their members in one particular direction, modern societies are oceans – you can go in any direction you wish. But what is personal identity? Do my job, my possessions, my experiences, my memories, define who I am? What is a human being?”

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Question time :

The 2016 Warrawee Lecture

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The 2016 Warrawee Lecture was given by Dr Brian Rosner, principal of Ridley College, Melbourne.

What is a human being? Personal identity and the Bible. Brian writes:

“the world is obsessed with being true to yourself and knowing who you are; there’s never been a time when knowing who you are has been so difficult. If traditional societies are like rivers, buoying their members in one particular direction, modern societies are oceans – you can go in any direction you wish. But what is personal identity? Do my job, my possessions, my experiences, my memories, define who I am? What is a human being?”

The Lecture will be held at 7:30pm on Wednesday May 18 in the school hall of Warrawee Public School, cnr Finlay Rd and Pacific Highway, Warrawee. Please contact Matt Davies if you have any questions. This is a free event, however we ask all attendees to register for a seat using the form below.

Events for 2016

Annual Warrawee Lecture
For more details email: contact@warraweeanglican.org.au

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The 2016 Warrawee Lecture will be given by Dr Brian Rosner, principal of Ridley College, Melbourne. What is a human being? Personal identity and the Bible. Brian writes “the world is obsessed with being true to yourself and knowing who you are; there’s never been a time when knowing who you are has been so difficult. If traditional societies are like rivers, buoying their members in one particular direction, modern societies are oceans – you can go in any direction you wish. But what is personal identity? Do my job, my possessions, my experiences, my memories, define who I am? What is a human being?”

God, Religion and Politics – Recording now available

Thank you to all who attended on the night, and especially to all who asked such excellent questions during Q & A. It was a pity we could not hear a response to every question.

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What is the place of faith in the public square? Theologian and Pastor Rev Dr Michael Jensen charted a vision for the future, before NSW Premier the Hon. Mike Baird MP and former Auditor-General of NSW Peter Achterstraat AM shared something of their experience of Christian faith in public office. The evening was then opened up for an extended Q&A.

Rev. Dr Michael Jensen is the Senior Minister at St Mark’s Anglican Church, Darling Point. Michael is a theologian and pastor. He completed his doctorate at Oxford University in 2008 and has published a number of books, including Martyrdom and Identity: The Self on Trial and My God, My God: Is it possible to believe anymore? Michael lives in Sydney with his wife and four children. Michael’s talk is available to watch here or download here.




The Hon. Mike Baird, MP, is the Premier of NSW. Mike entered politics following an 18-year banking career. Prior to his election to Parliament as the Member for Manly in 2007, Mike was Head of Institutional Banking for HSBC in Australia and New Zealand. Following the election of the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government in 2011, he was appointed Treasurer and in 2014 was sworn in as the State’s 44th Premier. Mike is married to Kerryn and they have three children. He is a keen surfer and is passionate about a variety of sports. You can watch Mike’s talk here or download here.



Peter Achterstraat AM was the Auditor-General of NSW from 2006―2013. Peter has spent 20 years in the Australian Tax Office where he held a variety of roles. He was admitted to the Bar of the NSW Supreme Court in 1983 and a Barrister in the High Court of Australia in 1985. Peter is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney’s Graduate School of Government, is a Principal at the global advisory firm Advisian, and NSW State President of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Peter is married to Vicki and they have three children. You can watch Peter’s talk here or download here.



The event was held in the Assembly Hall of Warrawee Public School, cnr Pacific Highway and Finlay Rd, Warrawee, where Warrawee Anglican meets every Sunday at 10am. See our contact information or email matt@warraweeanglican.org.au if you have any further questions, or if you would like permission to use the above videos for anything other than personal viewing. Higher resolution videos are available upon request.

Dead Wrong?

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Sunday 19th July

Capital punishment was last carried out Australia in 1967 when Ronald Ryan was hanged by the State of Victoria, but the death penalty again captured the hearts and minds of Australians when Andrew Chan was put before the firing squad. Is it ever right to take the life of another person?

We apologize for the quality of the audio recording.

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