Meet the speakers for the
2020 School of Theology, Culture & Public Engagement

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Sarah C. Williams

Professor Sarah C. Williams is a Research Professor in the History of Christianity at Regent College Vancouver, a Research Associate at St Benet’s Hall Oxford, and one of the world’s leading experts on the history of Evangelicalism. She holds a D.Phil. in history from the University of Oxford, where she also taught as part of the modern history faculty for 17 years. Her research focuses on British religious and cultural history. She is the author of “Religious Belief and Popular Culture” (Oxford University Press) and “Perfectly Human” (winner of a Christianity Today 2019 Book Award), and co-author of “Redefining Christian Britain”. Her forthcoming book traces the relationship between Christianity and perceptions of gender and sexuality through time. Sarah is a passionate and gifted teacher, writer, and communicator, known for bringing history to life in a way that speaks to our contemporary context. Sarah teaches all over the world helping the Church recover its memory, and we are delighted that she will be sharing her time and expertise with us in January.

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Karen E. Mason

Professor Karen E. Mason is a Professor of Counselling and Psychology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where she is also the Director of the Hamilton Counselling Program. For the last 13 years, Karen has prepared Gordon-Conwell theological students to become licenced mental health counsellors. Her research and practice focus on the topics of suicide prevention in faith communities. She is the author of the widely read “Preventing Suicide: A Handbook for Pastors, Chaplains and Pastoral Counsellors” (IVP). Her forthcoming book “Preaching and Suicide: Teaching and Giving Care with Pulpit Ministry” examines preachers’ central roles in suicide prevention. Prior to her appointment at Gordon-Conwell she managed the Office of Suicide Prevention for the state of Colorado. Karen is an expert in the theory and practice of integrating Christian faith and suicide prevention. She has a huge heart for the work of the church, and we are humbled and thrilled that she will be sharing her wisdom with us on an important topic. Karen will be teaching two masterclasses at STCPE: one on suicide prevention in faith communities and another on the same topic aimed specifically at clergy and ministry workers with special attention to topics such as suicide and preaching.

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Andrew Cameron

Rev. Dr Andrew Cameron is the Director of St Mark’s National Theological Centre in Canberra. Prior to taking up this role in 2014, he was on the faculty at Moore Theological College for over a decade. His research focuses on the intersection between ethics, politics, apologetics and theology. He is the author of “Joined Up Life: A Christian Account of How Ethics Works” (IVP, 2011), and more than 25 academic publications on theological ethics, political theology, and Christian cultural engagement. A highly respected thinker and teacher specialising in a uniquely Christian approach to ethics and politics, we are honoured that Andrew will be joining us in January. Andrew will be teaching two masterclasses: part 1 on political theology and part 2 on public theology.

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Bronwyn Lea

Bronwyn Lea is a South African born author, speaker, and mum based in California. A graduate of law school and bible college, she has over twenty years’ experience in pastoral ministry and justice advocacy. Bronwyn heads up Propel Sophia under Christine Caine, an online ministry resource of everyday applied biblical wisdom for women. Her book “Beyond Awkward Side Hugs: Living as Christian Brothers and Sisters in a Sex-Crazed World” releases in April 2020 (Thomas Nelson). She writes about relationships, ethics, and trying to engage our world wisely and well for the Huffington Post, Christianity Today, Relevant Magazine, Sojourners, Books & Culture, Bible Study Magazine, and the Gospel Coalition. A prolific and influential writer, we are thrilled that Bronwyn will join us in Sydney for the 2020 STCPE!

Bronwyn will be teaching two masterclasses at STCPE on writing for the internet.

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